My name is Linda and I am a 25-year-old student of Non-Profit Management at HWR and HTW Berlin. As I was thinking of how to organize my time this summer semester 2016, aside from uni and work, it was clear to me that I finally wanted to properly get engaged in volunteer work, especially for the cause of newly arrived refugees in Berlin. Engaging properly to me means to do more than working in the kitchen of a NUK, since the management aspect of voluntary work and charitable work in general is not only what I study, but also my personal interest. Early spring I was approached by a friend who lives in Berlin but just arrived from Syria two years ago. He proposed his idea of setting up a small organization, in the German legal form of a Verein, to help with integration and community building on the ground in Berlin.