Together for

equal education and

Opportunities for all

We offer free learning support for disadvantaged pupils in Germany. With just one hour of learning support per week, you can make a real difference in the lives of pupils people with limited access to education.

We are facing this challenge

Unequal distribution of educational opportunities in Germany


of pupils in Germany live in poverty or are at risk of poverty.

Source: Lietzmann/Wenzig (2020)


of pupils have large learning backlogs caused by the pandemic.

Source: BMBF (2021)


pupils need school support but cannot afford it.

Source: Federal Statistical Office (2021/2022)

Elke Büdenbender takes over patronage of Lern-Fair

Our mission

Our major goal is to provide all pupils in Germany with the same opportunities for education.

With three different learning initiatives, we want to pupils to provide free and unbureaucratic access to digital education throughout Germany and thus create educational opportunities.

We offer both private learning support for pupils with learning difficulties and less access to education as well as group courses with a different focus. There is something for everyone here. Education is a gift. Help us to pass it on!

You too can support us in our mission!

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Learning support

Do you want to make a difference? You can, flexibly and with little effort

There are many educationally disadvantaged people pupils. Samy came to Germany from Afghanistan a year ago and still has problems with the language. Keara can't stand math and can't cope with the rule of three. Both could really use your help. Let's go!

  • Flexible timetable

  • No previous knowledge necessary

  • Doing good with a small deed

Group courses

Help several pupils at the same time,
by leading a group course online

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Tutoring courses

Do you find the rule of three or English grammar easy? Have you always wanted to try out what it feels like to teach others? Then you're in demand now! You set the lesson times and give private tuition - for a good cause.

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Focus courses

From social media and content creation to bullying and mental health - every month we focus on a different exciting topic that you can report on online as an Expert:in. What are you passionate about? Sharing your expertise with educationally disadvantaged children.  

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German courses

More and more young people are fleeing war and disasters and coming to us, to a country with a different culture and language. Would you like to make it easier for them to settle in Germany? Then give German courses. We support you with training and teaching materials.

What we have achieved so far


Mediated learning pairs

We have already placed over 17,000 learner pairs at Lern-Fair .

since our foundation in March 2020


Would recommend us to others

We were able to help the registered pupils in 97% of cases.

*based on 3,000 survey results


Courses offered

On average, we offer more than 10 courses per week.

How you can help

Use the volunteer finder to find the right offer for you

Answer a few questions and we'll know which offer best suits you, your experience and your schedule.
No emails, dates or too many questions. Just answers.

Why should you become a helper too?

  • Flexibility

    Decide for yourself how many pupils you would like to support and over what period of time. You are also free to decide on the content. Have fun!

  • Cooperation with others volunteers

    At virtual meetings, you can exchange ideas with like-minded people, work on ideas together and learn a lot about yourself in the process. Let's go!

    Making a difference

    With your voluntary work, you can help pupils with learning difficulties or limited access to education. Great!

  • Certificate

    If you wish, we can issue you with a certificate for your voluntary work. You can add this to your CV and quote it when applying for jobs. What are you waiting for?

    Simple process

    After your registration and a video interview, you can get started right away. You can run the tutoring courses from the comfort of your own home and reach pupils wherever you live. Easy, right?


What our users say

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It is a great pleasure to support the students and it gives you a great feeling to know that you can help and that this help is gratefully accepted!

Materials for volunteers

Don't know where to start? Don't worry, we have the right material for you. Whether it's learning support in math or the basics of your native language in the German course, we'll support you from the beginning to the end of your tutoring session.

Our awards