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MISSION FREEDOM

Become part of MISSION FREEDOM and support our work at one of our sites in Hamburg or Frankfurt. As a Federal volunteer, intern or volunteer.

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Federal Volunteer Service

Spend a year working with us as part of the Federal Volunteer Service (formerly civil service) and learn about the work at MISSION FREEDOM HOME. We are based in Hamburg and Frankfurt (Main). We regularly seek female Federal volunteers to work with us for one year and help shape the daily lives of our residents. Start dates may vary and are individually arranged. As a Federal Volunteer, you will support the full-time staff in the HOMES and make a significant contribution to help things run more smoothly in the accommodation. During this time, you will learn more about the daily lives of women who have escaped oppressed situations and what it means for them to embrace a new life. Your support makes a huge difference to their daily lives.

Your tasks

  • Help to organise leisure activities: such as walks, creative and sports activities, film nights
  • Shift work: You will support our staff on shift work and help with tasks during these hours. This particularly applies to transport services or helping out in the home, with cooking or shopping.
  • Handling own small projects
  • Where necessary, Assisting with public relations work and education
 
95% of Federal volunteers successfully complete their placement at our premises. Assistance is also offered by the ‘Diakonie’ social welfare organisation, which provides seminars and support as an external partner. An allowance and travel expenses are provided during the Federal Volunteer Service. You have the option of living with us in a separate area of the shelter.

Requirements

  • You are at least 21 years old and have a driver’s licence
  • You are independent, proactive and well organised
  • You have experience in guiding other people
  • You are an active member of a Christian community

If interested, please send your application to Inga Gerckens:

Internship

We offer internships for social work students (or similar study courses). The internship involves working with the team that supports female escapees in their safe accommodation.
The internship is mandatory as part of a study course and is unpaid. However, we do provide accommodation and meals at our premises. The internship takes place under the guidance of a social worker and involves regular one-to-one discussions and reflections

Contents

  • Basics of social counselling for traumatised escapees
  • Legal and administrative knowledge
  • Background information on human trafficking, forced prostitution, ritual abuse and trauma
  • Trauma education skills: Crisis intervention, emergency kit, skills, trigger sensitivity
  • Resource-based working
  • Trauma-sensitive work with individuals and groups
  • Cultivating relationships in a professional environment
  • Distinction and self-care
  • Everyday life in shared accommodation
  • Public relations work
  • Implementing own projects

Requirements

  • The internship takes place as part of a study course
  • The minimum internship duration is four months
  • You have experience in guiding other people
  • You are an active member of a Christian community

The application closing date for internships during the summer semester is the end of September,
The application closing date for internships during the winter semester is the end of March.

If interested, please send your application to Inga Gerckens:

Voluntary work

Our daily work in the HOME is supplemented and supported by voluntary workers in a wonderful way.
We welcome lawyers, doctors, therapists and pastoral workers/ministers who can offer their valuable time and expertise to help our clients.

Please contact kontakt@mission-freedom.de

Vacancies

We are currently looking for reinforcements in the following areas:
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