Since the large-scale refugee movements in 2015 and again since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, civic engagement in Rastatt has been overwhelming. Numerous citizens support the new arrivals in various areas of life: from accompanying them to doctors and authorities, with language acquisition, to finding housing and jobs. But many associations are also active, offering support or helping with donations in kind and money. The customer department Integration and Community Work coordinates this commitment. More volunteers are always welcome!
Questions about volunteering to accompany refugees
Are volunteers insured by the city of Rastatt?
Yes. All volunteers who are registered with the city of Rastatt are covered by accident and liability insurance. For this, they must sign an agreement with the customer department Integration and Community Work.
Do volunteers have to submit a police clearance certificate?
Yes, but only for work with children and young people. The certificate of good conduct can be applied for free of charge at the citizens' office of the city of Rastatt. A certificate for an exemption from fees is issued by the municipal customer department Integration and Community Work.
Do volunteers receive a certificate of their activity?
Are there any reimbursements for expenses incurred in the course of accompanying refugees, for example for tickets or entrance fees?
Planned expenses are best clarified in advance with the Integration and Community Work customer area. It is also important to submit receipts for expenses. Without receipts, the corresponding amount cannot be reimbursed.