Enabling opportunities through sponsorships

In the Sponsorship Program, we bring together interested people who would like to get involved with refugees and people who would like support. We are still looking for more participants!

What do the sponsorship tandems do?

A lot! What you would like to do together is entirely up to you. However, we at the community foundation will of course support you with suggestions. For example, you can do the following things:

Speak German together
Help with questions that have arisen in everyday life
Assist with finding/ furnishing a place to live or with job applications
Cultural, creative or sporting activities
Explore Jena & surroundings
Get involved together for a good cause
What is needed and you both like to do!

In addition to practical assistance, this creates nice moments of encounter from which both sides benefit.

What does the application look like?

Very flexible! You and your tandem partner can decide for yourself when and where you want to meet and what you want to do together. Our suggestion: about once a week for 1-2 hours. The rest is up to you.

A sponsorship is possible between individuals as well as between families.

You can get to know other sponsorship tandems at exchange meetings and further training.

During the time of your commitment, we will of course be available to answer any questions you may have.

Do I have to know a certain language?

No, foreign language skills are not required. It is more important that you have the time and desire for helpful and enriching encounters.
German learners should have a language level of at least A2.

Sounds good?

Then get in touch! Call, email, or drop by our open sponsorship meeting at WeltRaum (Unterm Markt 13)! See "Events". It is not necessary to make an appointment for the consultation.

In a non-binding initial meeting, we will discuss the process, advise you on the possibilities and answer all your questions. Afterwards, we will look for a suitable tandem partner for you and bring you together.

Carolin Hee

Carolin Hee


Phone: +49 151 23213866

Project partners and sponsors

The project is managed by Bürgerstiftung Jena Saale-Holzland under the auspices of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen e.V. (Association of German Foundations) and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as part of the federal program "Menschen stärken Menschen" (People Strengthen People).