How can one help and support refugees?

There are many possibilities to support refugees in Germany- whether it be by teaching German, help in dealing with the local authorities, childcare, or with donations to non-profit organizations or with donations of clothing and toys. When it comes to donations of goods, it is important to first call the responsible place in order to find out what exactly is needed. In many cities the storage rooms are full.

For a successful integration it is especially important to “take along” the refugees in our   society. This can be accomplished with conversations, but also by including them in the activities of a sports club. You can find more information about that in the section sports / clubs / associations

Many towns in the Rural District of Hof have circles of helpers which take care of various matters in connection with refugees. You can find out about the responsible coordinator by contacting the corresponding municipal administration.


If you would like to teach German on a voluntary basis, please contact Andreas Wickleder at the VHS Landkreis Hof, Königstraße 22, 95028 Hof, telephone 09281-714521 or mail to