Abenteuerspielplatz Am Brunnenhof e.V.

Abenteuerspielplatz Am Brunnenhof e.V.

Baui Brunnenhof

Am Brunnenhof 14, 22767, Hamburg, Germany


description of organisation

The adventure playground "Abenteuerspielplatz Am Brunnenhof" (called Baui) in Hamburg-Sankt Pauli is a community and youth centre and social welfare provider run by local charity.
We work with around 80 children and adolescents from the district every day. In addition to the open access child and youth work, the facility also works with school classes and courses from four neighbouring primary schools. We also offer leisure activities, holiday trips and meeting opportunities for various groups. Finally, we provide social counselling and we support children, adolescents and adults in situations of crisis, in administrative matters or in school or training-related matters.

Many of the families, we are in contact with, live in difficult situations. Some of the parents and single parents are unemployed, sometimes since many years, and depend on state support. Many of our visitors have a migration and/or refugee background. Poverty, addiction, the lack of perspective on a job and the often very low level of education put a strain on many families and create existential fear that affect many children in our facility. They show clear behavioral problems, and for many it is a challenge to achieve even the lowest school standards.

The outside area of the adventure playground offers children and young people the space to come together and play independently and to be creative without pressure and requirements.
Adults also have the opportunity to come together, establish contacts and exchange ideas. In our discussions with them, we support them in strengthening their parenting skills. Parents, adolescents and young adults are strengthened in their self-help ability and find support in administrative matters as well as in the context of school, training and work.

Respect, equality, and tolerance - these values are the guideline, which our work is based on. Our goals, both in group offers and in individual contact with our visitors, are in particular the learning of social skills, the ability to take responsibility for oneself and others, and the development of self-confidence. We promote the ability of children and young people to deal with conflicts and their relationships. They are encouraged and supported to stand up independently and actively for their interests and rights, to help to shape their living environment and to have a say in their everyday life. The same goes for the adults visiting us.

With this in mind, we try to ensure the greatest possible participation in all our offers. We provide guidance in the development of values in the sense of humanity and respect, equality and tolerance, especially towards minorities, people of different cultures, religions or genders and with different talents and abilities.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

  • Economic obstacles
  • Social obstacles
  • Health problems

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
OID: E10099744
Last updated on 07/02/22

Organisation topics

Equality and non-discrimination

Community development