What We Do
The Facebook post that launched GSBTB
This week Give Something Back to Berlin celebrates five years since the Facebook post that got our ball rolling. As we reminisce this week, we're sharing some memories and we've published that original Facebook post here.
Job integration á la GSBTB – Amjad’s story
GSBTB’s Community Team Up events creating initial meeting points that can go on to form deeper connections. One of our community members, Amjad, just landed a fantastic internship through connections made with GSBTB.
How Talal from Syria built a massive online network of 1 million+ newcomers
Early in 2015 we had just started organising our monthly Team Ups and at one of our first ones, two curious and energetic Syrian men turned up. "We want to do something! We want to get involved! Volunteer, work, anything!" they said. Talal had only arrived in Germany two weeks earlier.
From Poland to Berlin, and on to Iran, with love
Hania Hakiel documents the loving messages and gifts that have travelled from Poland to the Tempelhof refugee camp, woman to woman, and now on to relatives in Iran.
Al Khaimeh/The Tent: GSBTB Open Music School meet up
The GSBTB Open Music School is teaming up with CreAid Network Berlin and Syrian musician Nabil Arbaain to bring you a second edition of our music meet-up Al Khaimeh/The Tent.
Join our team – intern with refugee background for German Volunteer Service (BUFDI)
If you’re a refugee fulfilling the requirements, we would love to welcome you on board to complete a 1 year Bundesfreiwilligendienst (federal voluntary service) with us.
One year at Tempelhof
Hania Hakiel marks one year running the GSBTB Open Art Shelter in the refugee shelter at the former Tempelhof airport, a creative community of women and children who meet at least twice each week to paint, dance, cook, knit and spend time together.
Migration advocacy – Local goes global, and back to local again
How Give Something Back to Berlin amplifies voices from a diverse migrant community.
January Team-up wrap up
Looking for that smart person, project or company presenting at our last Team up? Dive in here!
Community Team-Up Christmas Edition: Photos Galore
The 2016 Christmas Edition of our monthly Community Team-Ups saw us gather in our home, Sharehaus Refugio.
Storytelling and fundraising dinner with Afghan cuisine
Our storytelling and fundraising dinner for the GSBTB Open Art Shelter at Tempelhof was a heartwarming way to end the year at GSBTB.
Refugees the easy scapegoats in Berlin attack
Although we are yet to find out who was responsible for Monday night’s horrific attack on the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, some German politicians are already giving ISIS exactly what it wants.