Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL) is the biggest relief organization led by young people in Germany. We are known for the annual realization of the Solidarity Action Day. Each year, tens of thousands of students change for one day their school desk into a workplace and donate their wage for peers. Already 25 years we realize youth and education projects in Southeast Europe and in the context of the conflict in Syria, with the goal to increase education and participation chances of young people and to strengthen their rights. Since the war broke out in Ukraine, we also started supporting projects in its context. Besides that, we inform at schools about the situation in Southeast Europe, Syria, Jordan and Ukraine and motivate young people to make an effort for relevant social topics like education, integration and equal opportunities.

SHL offers voluntary service to young people. During the one-year commitment they support us in realizing our various activities and help us achieving our goals. Through the voluntary service we support people’s personal learning, experience, exchange and networking.

That opportunity isn’t limited by borders: In 2014 we expanded our program. Since then, young people from Southeastern Europa support the work of SHL in Germany, as part of the team in Neumünster as Income volunteers. Every year up to 3 of them are integral part of our team and manage our work in Germany – together with our team in Berlin.

In summer 2018 SHL opened a new office in Lübeck. On behalf of our European umbrella organisation SAME (Solidarity Action Day Movement in Europe) we realize a program, that aims to spread the idea of the Solidarity Action Day and to enable exchange between youth from various European countries. Also in Lübeck the realization of our work is supported by 2 Income volunteers.

On the following pages you can inform about both opportunities.