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The engagement of politicians, municipalities, societies, and associations, as well as many citizens, has been and remains hugely important for integration. Arriving and being at home in Bavaria – stages on a long process that every single person can help to shape actively on a daily basis. Do you want to help with integration? We support you with information, points of contact and successful projects.

An initial overview (orientation)

Volunteering is something for us all and benefits everyone. Therefore, it is important that as many people as possible participate. We provide you with an initial overview of relevant contacts, organisations and other points of contact.

  • The LBE (State Network for Civic Engagement) and the lagfa bayern e.V. (State Working Group for Voluntary Agencies/Centres and Coordination Centres for Civic Engagement in Bavaria) provide an overview of civic engagement in Bavaria.

  • The voluntary agency “Tatendrang” advises and informs citizens who want to volunteer in Munich:
  • The latest news, tips and information are provided to refugees and local people by the Deutsche Welle (DW) in six different languages:
  • The “Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance” lists initiatives across Germany that work on a voluntary basis. Find some brief information and contact details here:
  • This map of Germany lists the many hundreds of projects that are already contributing to integration:
  • The Integreat mobile app provides newly arrived immigrants with information and offers from municipalities tailored to their needs for orientation and settling in locally. The information can be found in several languages. The app can also be used by locals as a digital integration platform.
  • This link takes you to the portal for working and volunteer groups in Bavaria:
  • The app "WIR in Deutschland" offers material for voluntary work in language support and help in conducting German courses:
  • “Menschen stärken Menschen” (People empower people): there are lots of opportunities to contribute to the integration of refugees. Learn more about the subjects of tutelage, host families and guardianship:


Volunteering: what do I need to know?

You want to actively volunteer but still have lots of questions, e.g. about the subject of insurance cover and volunteering? Useful links dealing with important questions can be found here.

Opportunities for you to get personally involved

Here you will find information and inspiration about what you can do personally. Do you want to give a German lesson, make donations in kind or can you offer refugees somewhere to live?

General information about integration, migration and asylum

Are you looking for general information on the subjects of integration, migration and asylum? You can find links about these subjects here


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