Help and assistance

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

Help and Helpers

Points of contact for help are the municipal administrative offices and parish offices of the relevant municipality of the rural district.

Birgit Weber
Mehrgenerationenhaus Rehau
Maxplatz 12
95111 Rehau
Tel: 09283 59240120
Fax: 09283 59240299

Hotline of the Diakonie (deaconry for social welfare) for refugee assistance
The new hotline has the task to steer all offers of help in the right direction, such as voluntary work, donations and others ways of support for the refugees. The most important goal is that everything needed reaches the people who need it.
Contact: Luise Fochler
Monday through Thursday: 8am to 4pm and Friday 8am to 12 noon
Mobile phone: 01704596358
The hotline is staffed from October 21, 2015 on


Integration guides
The placement of integration guides on request is coordinated by Dr. Katharina Bunzmann at the municipal administration of Hof
Tel: 09281 8151790