Federal Volunteer Service
At Flamingo e.v. we have two federal volunteer service places for refugees in cooperation with the Naturschutz Foundation.
In the period of 6 to 18 months of the volunteer service the women* can get involved in our association, our network and our existing projects:
Free counseling on matters of social and residential issues to all single refugee women* and their children and unaccompanied Minors, irrespective of their origin and residence status. This project is realised in close collaboration with the legal advisor Monika Hermann - lawyer and deputy member of the “Härtefallkommission” in the Berlin Refugee Council
The Safe Nest project, in collaboration with
the Amali-Foundation, provides eight places for pregnant women or mothers with infants. In addition to a safe
place to live during the first period of motherhood, the residents are fully cared for and accompanied.
During the Federal Voluntary Service the refugee women* receive 200€ per month in addition to the regular welfare money as well as the financing of German courses.
It is the aim of Flamingo e.V. to transfer the women* from the Voluntary Service into permanent jobs in our association.
Training and qualification
For the further qualification of women* we cooperate with glokal e.V. and their training program "Welcome without paternalism".
Two refugee women* from Flamingo e.V. startet the training in October 2016 and they will complete it in June 2017. Both are already experienced in political education work and will soon be able to provide sensitivity training for white supporters as well as empowerment workshops for refugees.
We are already in touch with further associations and foundations to provide the refugee women* with further training opportunities in other fields of action. It is, inter alia, our aim to set up a Peer-to-Peer Counseling in our rooms.
We also support the political participation of refugee women*. We provide political activists* and groups of refugees* with our spaces and structures so that they can be able to act quickly and easily. On request, we can establish contacts with other organizations and assist with public relations and institutional obstacles.