Give Something Back to Berlin regularly organises team-ups. These are community events where new and established Berliners come together to meet, mix, learn, and share. The participants are always very diverse: Germans, refugees, newcomers, recently-settled, longtime neighbours. The idea is as simple as any Facebook page or LinkedIn group, but playing out in real life. Our team-ups are walk-in activities that build connections of all sorts: social, professional, business. We create possibilities for finding people for your fantastic project, idea, or cause.


What are the Team-Ups about?

Being new in a city often means we don’t yet have an established network of friends and family. We rarely have occasional helpers – the ones we usually take for granted and do not realise that they are one of our most significant resources. Give Something Back to Berlin’s team-up events help newcomers expand their networks while creating mutual understanding and respect. They act as a platform to build bridges between different communities and worlds.

There is little structured agenda in team-ups and lots of room for natural flow through casual conversations. People get to know each other, hear about job opportunities, find a place in a flat, get their first internship, meet old and new friends, adding up to a sense of feeling at home. Give Something Back To Berlin’s team-ups are different from traditional mentoring programmes. We believe in organic mixing and matching within an open group of people with diverse backgrounds.

Team-Up events

Our team-up events have hosted more than 200 people in a single evening with participants coming from all around the world. Among them are often special guests as well, who run workshops and provide us with insights into the Berlin job market, interesting local collaborations, and global discourses. At every event, there is an open stage for participants to pitch their idea or project and the possibility to find potential partners and supporters. Our team-ups aim to generate multiple meaningful connections in a short time.

Time and location of team-ups

We have temporarily stopped our team-ups due to the Covid-19 situation but hope to get back to organising them soon! You can subscribe to our newsletter and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay updated about upcoming events. Alternatively, you can check our Events page where a calendar of our activities is available.

Get involved with our team-ups!

Participate in our team-up events!

Our team-ups are open and welcoming events that are open to everyone. Participation is free of charge. All you have to do is just to come by and mix with our community!

Feature as a guest speaker!

We always look for insightful people who can be a source of inspiration in our team-ups events. You can contribute to one of our team-ups as a speaker or by running a thematic workshop. We can discuss further and find the best way to collaborate.

Become a sponsor in our team-ups!

Various companies and institutions have backed us up in our events. They provided space, equipment, drinks, snacks, workshop materials, and more. If you think our vision and values match, please get in touch. We would love to discuss the possibilities and establish meaningful partnerships.

Donate to sustain our work!

All our activities are free for everyone. We need your support for renting a space, catering, equipment etc. We appreciate all donations, big and small and you can choose a one-off donation or set up regular monthly or yearly contributions. You can donate by following the instructions on this page.


Our team-ups are a perfect space of interaction and exchange. Hope to see you there! Please contact us at for more information.

Read more about some of our Team Up Events:

GSBTB’s 5th Anniversary Party

GSBTB’s February Mix-‘n’-Meet

GSBTB’s X-mas Team Up 2017: Photos Galore Pt. 2

GSBTB’s Special German Election Team Up

Community Team-Up Christmas Edition 2016: Photos Galore

Integration minister Aydan Özoguz attends the GSBTB Community Team Up at Klunkerkranich rooftop 



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A huge thanks to the Shuttleworth Foundation for your support.