Support the LIFE Initiative as a member.


Join in: Apply now to Volunteer in Social Coaching and help people in need with bureaucratic difficulties. The time commitment is approximately three hours per week. No membership in the association is required.

Apply now as a volunteer

Become a member: Support the LIFE Initiative with your membership fee as well as occasional commitment or know-how. No regular collaboration is required. Let us know on which topics we can ask you for advice. Together we help people to overcome bureaucratic difficulties and expand the consulting services of the LIFE Initiative. Alternatively, you can support us with a donation.

With a monthly contribution of 20 € you finance the social coaching for about 4 people in emergency situations per year. Your membership fee is fully tax-deductible as a donation. Up to 50 % of the contribution will be refunded from your income tax.

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With your application for membership, you agree to the statutes of the association and confirm that you are older than 18 years. We use your contact information to inform you about our work and support opportunities. You can object to this use at any time. For more information on the use of personal data, please see our data protection statement. The LIFE Initiative e.V. is exempt from corporate and trade tax as a non-profit organization and is registered with the tax authorities under tax number 27/671/59876.

Your contact for questions: Ramin Goo
E-mail:, Phone: +49 30 233 213 00

What impact will my contribution have?

Your contribution and involvement enable us to jointly help people in emergencies to overcome bureaucratic difficulties and to build sustainable structures for online volunteering and social coaching. A monthly contribution of 5 € finances approximately the social coaching for one person per year. We expect monthly costs of about 50 € per volunteer for recruitment, training, and coordination and about 10 annual coaching sessions per volunteer.

Why does the LIFE Initiative need funding?

All volunteers of the LIFE Initiative work free of charge, but for the technical and organizational structures, we depend on donations. We have also already applied for government grants. Since the grant programs usually require 10 % of our own funds, up to ten times the amount of your donation can be raised as a budget for the LIFE Initiative.

What are the obligations of my membership?

Supporting membership is not associated with any obligations or risks and can be canceled on a monthly basis. As a supporting member, you will receive regular information about the work of the LIFE Initiative and can support us as an advisor with your know-how. Full members are encouraged to actively promote the goals of the association, can get involved in different areas, and participate in general meetings. Feel free to write us about your experience. A regular time commitment is not required.

How much tax do I save with the donation receipt?

Your donations and contributions to the LIFE Initiative are fully deductible from your income tax. The tax savings can be up to 50 % of the donation. The exact amount depends on your income. You can check it with a donation calculator.

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