Asylkreis Haltern am See


There is a broad offer of free activities for asylum seekers, which aims at making it easier to actually 'arrive' here and live in our city. Language courses and other activities make everyday life more interesting. Meeting opportunities between citizens of Haltern and asylum seekers are very important. There is a large demand for these kind of activities. Many people are also actively supporting individual asylum seekers and families in everyday situations. If you are interested in general information or you want to found a new group, please check the "How to help" section or contact


Michael Schniederjan (Volunteer Coordinator at the Municipality of Haltern am See)          

Tel. +49 (0) 2364 / 933-250


Lisa Bork (Service for Integration and Migration at Caritasverband Ostvest, Caritas Centrum Haltern)   

Tel.:+49 (0) 2364 / 1090-43


Anna Haverkamp (Volunteer Coordinator at Caritasverband Ostvest, Caritas Centrum Haltern)                                      

Tel.: +49 (0) 17651553706


Now we would like to introduce our groups and activities. The exact times and locations can be found in the "Activities" overview.

In the "About us" section you can find further information about the structure of Asylkreis as an organization and the coordination group.

Welcome Café (Haltern)

At the Welcome Café asylum seekers and people from different countries as well as people who have been living in Haltern for a longer time can get to know each other while having coffee and cake. During the Café, newly arrived asylum seekers are provided with additional information. You can ask questions about the new city and about Asylkreis activities. Im Willkommenscafé können sich Asylbewerber, Menschen ausländischer Herkunft und Halterner bei Kaffee und Kuchen kennenlernen.

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Café of Cultures (Haltern)

The Café of Cultures is an open meeting point for asylum seekers and everyone who has been living in Haltern for a while or even their entire live.

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Sewing Café

Every Monday from 3 to 6 pm we meet at Erich-Kästner-Schule, Drususstraße 2 to design and sew curtains, clothes etc. Please feel free to join us!

Volunteers taking care of people in the different housing facilities

Asylum seekers live all over the city in different housing facilities. It is very helpful to have a contact person in each housing facility who can provide advice and actively help the asylum seekers.

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Language classes (Haltern)

There is a daily offer of alphabetization and German classes for beginners and advanced participants.

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Homework support

Volunteer teachers help students with their homework. The group is open to all students from grade 5 to Abitur.

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Office hours and professional advice from Caritasverband Ostvest e.V.

Caritasverband Ostvest e.V. offers office hours and advice about different topics such as education, legal issues and visits to the administrative authorities.

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International cooking nights

There is a cooking activity with the exchange of international recipes.

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Nature Activities

This year there will be several nature activities with the nature conservation society in Haltern am See. Hikes in the forests and fields are planned and refugees can get a free membership at NABU.

Intercultural communication

The different cultures, customs and traditions of refugees are our main topic. Info meetings and common activities bring various cultures closer together.

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Group for children (Haltern)

At the asylum seeker centre at Lorenkamp 2c we play with children from 1 to 6 while their parents are participating in German classes.

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The translators translate texts for Asylkreis and facilitate communication between asylum seekers and doctors in Haltern as well as the management of the initial housing facility in Sythen.

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Health Group

This group is in contact with doctors in Haltern, informs asylum seekers about the local health system and organizes events about physical and mental health.

Administration of donations

In case you want to donate money or goods, please check the ‚ÄěHelp us!‚Äú section. If you intend to make a financial contribution you can determine a certain purpose (language courses, Welcome Caf√©, children‚Äôs groups U6, homework support, children and adolescents older than 6, international cooking nights etc.) or you can make a general contribution to our activities naming the purpose: ‚ÄėFl√ľchtlingsarbeit‚Äô.

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Facebook Team

Our Facebook team administrates our Facebook page and answers incoming questions.

Editorial Office Website

The editorial staff receives contributions for our website, compiles and translates texts. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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Asylkreis Haltern am See

Annabergstr. 166
45721 Haltern am See

Fax: +49 (0) 2364 - 93 18 5


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