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 with limited access to education.

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This is the challenge we face

Unevenly distributed 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 resulting from the pandemic.

Source: BMBF (2021)


pupils need school support but cannot afford it.

Source: Federal Statistical Office (2021/2022)

Our mission

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

With three different learning initiatives, we want to pupils 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 disabilities and less access to education and group courses with different focus. There is something here for everyone:n. Education is a gift. Help us pass it on!

You too can support us in our mission!

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Learning Support

You want to make a difference? That's possible, flexibly and with little effort

There are many educationally disadvantaged 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 handle the rule of three. Both could 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

A group of children looks into a laptop

Tutoring courses

Whether it's the rule of three or English grammar, all that comes easily to you? Have you always wanted to try out how it feels to teach others? Then now it's up to you! You determine the lesson times and give tutoring - and 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? Passing on your expertise to educationally disadvantaged children.  

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German courses

More and more young people are fleeing war and catastrophes and coming to us, to a country with a different culture and language. Would you like to help them get started in Germany? Then give German courses. We support you with training and teaching materials.

This is what we have achieved so far


Registered learning pairs

since our establishment in March 2020


would recommend us

say more than 3,000+ surveyed pupils


offered courses

since our establishment in March 2020

this is how you can help

Use the Volunteer Finder to find the offer that suits you best

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?

  • Flexibility

    Decide for yourself how many pupils you want 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!

    Make a difference

    By volunteering, you can help pupils with learning disabilities or limited access to education. Great!

  • Certificate

    If you wish, we can issue you a certificate for your volunteer work. You can add this to your resume and include it in job applications. 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 classes from the comfort of your own home and reach pupils wherever they live. Easy, right?


What our pupils

We have a friendly teacher who tries to teach the children new vocabulary and motivate them to communicate in German. Thank you for the volunteer courses for Ukrainians!
Schüler, 7.Klasse
First of all I would like to thank you. The lessons were very useful. I would like to continue learning. 
Schoolgirl, 5th grade
Math can actually be fun!
Pupil, 10th grade
Lern-Fair is practical, helpful and also entertaining. A perfect learning environment.
Schoolgirl, 8th grade

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 a German course, we'll support you from the beginning to the end of your tutoring session.

Our awards