Get involved with refugees

Thursday 30 January 2020

Caritas Luxembourg is currently looking for a wide range of volunteers:

The LogIS service "Housing for Social Inclusion" is looking for people with expertise in the field of educational support for children at primary and secondary school level. This is a regular commitment that can help one or more children to succeed in their schooling, which is key to successful integration in Luxembourg. In concrete terms, the service is looking for :

  1. several volunteers to help with homework for families in :
  • Vianden: math help for a girl (6th French general) and help in French for her brother (5th French general).
  • Esch-sur-Alzette: help in French for a girl (6th general) and for her brother (3rd year primary)Rodange: homework help for two children (3rd and 4th grade)
  • Echternach: Help in German and mathematics for a child (2nd primary year)
  • Wiltz: help in German and mathematics for 2 children (1st and 3rd grade)
    Contact: annemarie.denhollander@caritas.lu
  • Reisdorf : help in French for a 2 young person (6th and 5th year secondary), help in accounting for a young person (4th year primary)
    Contact: juliana.fernandes@caritas.lu
  • Mamer: help in learning informal French for a group of 4 young adults (erythreans)
  • Pétange: help in French for an 18 year old in a host class
    Contact: georges.glod@caritas.lu
  • volunteers with expertise in the field of child tutoring, primary and secondary school level. This is a regular commitment that can help one or more children to succeed in their schooling, the key to successful integration in Luxembourg.
    Contact: georges.glod@caritas.lu, tel. 40 21 31 - 523.
  • Esch-sur-Alzette: school help/support in German for a 6 year old girl (cycle2.1)
    Contact: juliana.fernandes@caritas.lu

At the Ettelbruck refugee shelter, a home for families:

  1. a volunteer to supervise the refugees who frequent the fitness room. 2 to 3 times a week from 4pm to 6pm. Know-how is highly recommended.   
    Contact: sheila.lux@caritas.lu

At the Esch-sur-Alzette refugee shelter :

  1. one or more volunteers for support in French from 6pm to 8pm on weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and/or weekends (hours to be agreed). This support is aimed at adult men at all levels.   
  2. a motivated volunteer to support residents during the maintenance and operation of the home garden.   
  3. one or more volunteers to work with the residents and help decorate the house.   
    Contact: bertrand.dauplais@caritas.lu or marie.heintz@caritas.lu

At the Esch-Neudorf home in Esch sur Alzette, a home for families, single men and single women, we are looking for:

  1. a volunteer to give French and conversation classes for housewives.
  2. volunteers to organize activities to strengthen the bond between the child and the parent. Children aged 3 to 8 years old. Twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 5:30 pm. Motivation, creativity and patience will be required. Experience in animation is an asset.
  3. a volunteer to support young moms and dads in organizing early learning activities for children aged 0 to 2 years old in the activity room in the morning (days to be agreed upon).
  4. a volunteer to help children and young adults (7 to 18 years old) with homework (cycles 1 and 2), in German, French, Luxembourgish and mathematics. Schedule: after school from 4.30 pm to 6 pm.
  5. a volunteer to support single men in learning French and mathematics
  6. a volunteer to accompany the children to the sports activities in Esch/Alzette on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoon
    Contact: alina.vargas@caritas.lu

At the St. Antoine refugee centre in Luxembourg City, a home for families, we are looking for:

  1. a volunteer to coach and guide a new football team. The number of training sessions will have to be agreed between the volunteer coach and the youngsters according to the availability of each one. Tournaments are already planned with the International School in March.
    Contact : ingrid.theodor@caritas.lu

At the refugee shelter in Noppeney/Oberkorn, a family home:

  1. several volunteers for school support and homework help with a dozen refugee children aged 5 to 13 (cycles 1 to 4) in German and French, after school on weekdays (from 16:30 to 18:00).   
    Contact: philippe.perrier@caritas.lu

The refugee centre in Differdange, a family home:

  1. volunteers willing to work with young refugees by offering individual support courses in French, Luxembourgish and English. Timetables to be defined.
  2. a volunteer for French classes for adults, once or twice a week. The schedule is to be defined with the volunteer.
  3. a volunteer for cooking workshops with women. It would be a convivial moment of exchange between women. The workshop would preferably take place one morning per week between Monday and Friday (to be defined together with the volunteer).
    Contact: lena.hatto@caritas.lu, tel: 621 644 096

At the refugee centre of Bigonville, a home for single men, we are looking for:

  1. volunteers for diverse recreational activities depending on the talents available: culinary workshop, gardening, nature walks, games, etc... Period and frequency to be defined. No foreign language skills required.
  2. volunteers to support the residents of the centre in learning the languages of the country. This support can take a formal or ludic form depending on the volunteers' preferences. Time and rhythm to be defined.   
    Contact: marina.leger@caritas.lu

The Moulin de Bigonville is located in the beautiful Rambrouch-Perlé region. 30 km from Mersch or Ettelbruck and 50 km from Luxembourg City.

At the refugee shelter in Esch sur Alzette, a home for single men:

  1. one or more volunteers for support in French from 6pm to 8pm on weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and/or weekends (hours to be agreed). This support is aimed at adult men at all levels.   
  2. a volunteer for an introductory course in the Luxembourg language.
  3. a motivated volunteer to support residents during the maintenance and operation of the home garden.  
  4. one or more volunteers to work with the residents and help decorate the house.   
    Contact: bertrand.dauplais@caritas.lu

At the Valeriushaff refugee home in Tandel, a home for families, single men and women, we need:

  1. several volunteers to get involved in tutoring two young adults,
  2. one person to make conversation sessions in French with adults,
  3. one person to make literacy classes for seniors who are unable to travel,
  4. one person to provide cooking classes in French.
  5. one volunteer to run sewing classes, preferably in the afternoons, any day of the week or weekend.
    Contact: nicolas.bertucci@caritas.lu

We appreciate any initiative to help our residents get out of their homes and get to know the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The LogIS service "Housing for social inclusion" needs volunteers interested in supporting refugee families in schoolwork :

  1. several volunteers to help with homework for families in :
  • Vianden: math help for a girl (6th French general) and help in French for her brother (5th French general).
  • Esch-sur-Alzette: help in French for a girl (6th general) and for her brother (3rd year primary)Rodange: homework help for two children (3rd and 4th grade)
  • Echternach: Help in German and mathematics for a child (2nd primary year)
  • Wiltz: help in German and mathematics for 2 children (1st and 3rd grade)
    Contact: annemarie.denhollander@caritas.lu
     
  • Reisdorf : help in French for a 2 young person (6th and 5th year secondary), help in accounting for a young person (4th year primary)
    Contact: juliana.fernandes@caritas.lu
     
  • Mamer: help in learning informal French for a group of 4 young adults (erythreans)
  • Pétange: help in French for an 18 year old in a host class
    Contact: georges.glod@caritas.lu

At the Maison "Le Temps des femmes" in Heisdorf (commune of Steinsel), a house for refugee women, there is the need for:

  1. volunteers to help at the Maison "Le Temps des Femmes" with welcoming refugee women and participating in creative workshops, conversation workshops (in French and Luxembourgish), excursions. People with artistic or craft skills are also welcome.
  2. volunteers helping with the translation from French/English into Tigrigna. Opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 12pm. Feel free to visit the Facebook page of the Maison "Le Temps des Femmes".   
    Contact: tatiana.chambert@caritas.lu, tel. 621 187 430

Within the framework of the UBUNTU project for refugees that are under the Dublin procedure and housed in Hall 6 of LuxExpo in Kirchberg, we need:

  1. several volunteers able to organise afternoons of discussion, listening and support. A very warm and welcoming place, in a small place in the railway station district. 1 afternoon per week, in French or English.  
    Contact: andrew.ndzebir@caritas.lu

The Educ'actif service, supporting young refugees, is looking for:

  1. a volunteer to give Luxembourgish language classes to a young refugee in the second year of an apprenticeship in sanitary heating. 2 times a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm or on Sundays. The course takes place at the Foyer Foyer St. Antoine in Luxembourg City.   
    Contact: nadine.jacquot@caritas.lu, tel. 621 78 78 27 57.   
  2. a volunteer to give support courses to a 12-year-old girl in German (La fille habite à Esch) and support courses in French to a young boy who lives in the Gare district of Luxembourg City.   
    Contact: nadieh.jalilzadeh@caritas.lu, tel. 621 379 763
     

For any question, please feel free to contact :

Caroline Theves
Tel.: +352  40 21 31 - 260
caroline.theves@caritas.lu

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