MOTTE - Ehrenamt

Room for Your Own Initiative and Your Own Design

Engaged in Volunteerism

Volunteers play a significant role in the history of The MOTTE. We began our work as volunteers who organized ourselves and started the workshop team program for the community.
The open appointments in The MOTTE workshops are organized by approximately 100 volunteers.

Our nursery/day care center, youth work, and office are also supported by volunteers. The interaction between employees and volunteers has binding structures that are continually changing and being renewed.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering at The MOTTE is welcome. Please set up an appointment with us to learn more about us and where you can help make a difference.

Guidance and Mediation

Interest in volunteering has not decreased. However, connecting wishes and goals of volunteers with opportunities can be difficult to fulfill. The depth of experience from our cooperation with volunteers has brought MOTTE into networks that have made in strengthening volunteerism a goal. MOTTE has been a partner in the Aktivoli Network since 1999.

The AKTIVOLI Volunteer Exchange

The AKTIVOLI Volunteer Exchange takes place yearly on a Sunday in January. The main organizer is the Working Group of Free Public Welfare Work Hamburg (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege Hamburg e.V). The Aktivoli Network has organized the Volunteer Exchange at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce since 1999. Approximately 5,000 people visit the Exchange to learn more about volunteerism. MOTTE supports the organization and implementation of this yearly Exchange. Together with the Aktivoli Network we develop new concepts regarding volunteerism in Hamburg. The connection between public administration and politics ensure that initiatives to strengthen volunteer opportunities coincide with people’s interests in volunteering. and

For More Information about Volunteering with The MOTTE:
Please Contact Ms. Griet Gäthke, Email:, Telephone: +49-40-3992-6214