volunteering can also be done virtually

Give away time and education

Become a part of Lern-Fair and learn how you can provide the best possible learning support for educationally disadvantaged pupils .

You can make a difference with us!

With just 1-2 hours a week, you can give an educationally disadvantaged child the chance of a better future.

Learning support

Once a week, you can help Samy catch up on lessons and explain things he would otherwise have liked to ask his father - whether it's about rule of three, English grammar or the right learning strategy, you're there for him.

  • Together with the child you are supporting, you determine topics and content

  • You determine the timing of the support

  • You meet once a week, over a period of time that you have decided together

Homework help

Not all pupils need regular, long-term learning support. Many only have sporadic questions about their homework, but no one at home who can look over their shoulders. In our homework help service, you pupils provide spontaneous and direct help.

  • every day from Monday - Thursday, between 4 - 5 pm

  • help in one hour various pupils

  • You are flexible about when you join in and which subjects you help with

  • In the homework help center, you will meet our team, who will help you with technical and content-related questions!

prospective teacher or interested in pedagogy?

Digital learning support training

Are you studying to be a teacher/pedagogy but don't feel that your studies are training you well enough digitally? No problem, we have just the thing for you! Learn from our young pedagogical team everything you are missing in your studies:

  • Over a period of 6 months, you will receive practical workshops, coaching and mentoring on educational equity and digital teaching. Alongside this, you will test yourself in practice by providing digital learning support for an educationally disadvantaged student.

  • We organize an in-person seminar for you with live workshops and full catering. There you will meet like-minded people and can exchange ideas with our team.

    Always starts at the beginning of the semester, inquire now!

Lern-Fair Young

Are you in year 9 or older, would you like to become a digital learning guide and learn more about pedagogical professions?

  • At the mentoring program Lern-Fair Young, you will talk to interesting speakers about educational equality, digital tools and much more.

  • Over the course of 3 months, you can attend practical workshops in person and digitally. At the same time, you will test yourself in practice by providing digital learning support for an educationally disadvantaged student.

  • We start our workshops with a face-to-face meeting at the Talenttage Ruhr. There you will get to know our team and like-minded people.

WE SUPPORT YOU

Discover our training courses

From innovative teaching methods to pedagogical development, we offer you the tools to strengthen your teaching skills and take your teaching to the next level.

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Our learning support programs

Overview of our offers

Homework help

Be available for pupils spontaneously if they get stuck with their homework.
Number of pupils
up to 3 per hour
Time required per week
60 min.
Duration
once / as often as you like
Required experience
None
Required training
None
Suitable for
Each:n

Learning support

Give pupils learning support in a fixed learning pair. The offer is briefly explained here.
Number of pupils
1
Time required per week
60 min.
Duration
min. 2 months
Required experience
None
Required training
None
Suitable for
Each:n

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 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 we have achieved so far

17.000+

Mediated learning pairs

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

since our foundation in March 2020

97%

Would recommend us to others

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

*based on 3,000 survey results

1.500+

Courses offered

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

Testimonials

What our volunteers

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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!
Hannah
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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.
‍Noemails, too many dates or questions. Just answers.

Our group courses

Would you like to do more?

In addition to our learning support program, we offer three group courses. Find out more about these offers, with which you can help over 20 pupils at the same time.

Tutoring courses

Support educationally disadvantaged pupils in a subject of their choice.
Number of pupils
4 - 15
Time required per week
60 min.
Duration
4 weeks
Required experience
Recommended
Required training
Voluntary
Suitable for
Each:r

Focus courses

From lectures and social media to mental health workshops - the focus is on a different topic every month.
Number of pupils
4 - 99
Time required per week
60 min.
Duration
Unique
Required experience
None
Required training
None
Suitable for
Companies, industry experts

German courses

German language, difficult language? Help foreign pupils to improve their German language skills.
Number of pupils
4 - 15
Time required per week
60 min.
Duration
Unique
Required experience
None
Required training
Voluntary
Suitable for
People with teaching experience