Donate, Follow, Collaborate – Help us bring joy to people!


Our non-profit association Menschenfreude e.V. is growing. We are very happy about it. About the many big and small joys we were allowed to give to people near and far in the past years. Projects in Nepal, Africa, countries in Europe, regionally in North Rhine-Westphalia, school projects and collection campaigns - our volunteers are constantly on the job and enthusiastically involved. The best way to get an overview of our projects is to stop by our blog or Instagram.

Without volunteers Menschenfreude e.V. would be unthinkable

Our charitable work is carried out on a voluntary basis . Our employees are involved in their free time and with considerable time and personal commitment. In the meantime, on three continents, in different countries and in the context of a wide variety of humanitarian missions in the areas of education and health. Without the many volunteers – near and far – our projects would be unthinkable. To all those involved, also and especially to those who are not visible on our website and prefer to work “behind the scenes”, we would like to express our sincere thanks. big thanks!

Hourly fixed Menschenfreude team

But our association is growing and so is the volume of work. Since October 2022 are therefore Vanessa Sobottka and Kathrin Anderseck beyond their past commitment for humans joy registered association by the hour firmly employed, in order to organize the recurring operational sequence within the ranges secretariat and medium work . They are always available for any questions, ideas, suggestions!

Meetings, readings, actions: Menschenfreude impressions from 2022. Vanessa and Kathrin (above left) are looking forward to the further  cooperation and are available for questions.

In all areas we are always happy to receive support and helping hands. Depending on your time and your interests, spontaneous or regular assignments are possible. On our team page you will find the corresponding contact persons. Feel free to take a look. We have also collected ideas and suggestions for our own actions in our blog. And should you have any questions? Right! Then Vanessa will help you:

We collect donations for these charitable projects

We also ask you for donations. Maybe it is an idea to make needy people happy instead of presents or on the occasion of the holidays ? You are welcome to enter an exact group of recipients in the purpose of use. We are currently focusing on collecting for these projects


Dental treatment of four people, some with life-threatening illnesses, ensuring dental care in rural areas. More information here: Dental missions in Madagascar.

Dental treatment in Madagascar with Dr. Katrin Zizmann and Pia Eberlein.

Maintaining our visits to people without a permanent address during the winter months. More information here: Visits to people without a fixed address and here: Visits in Cologne. Funding for temporary overnight stays in hotels and boarding houses, during the cold season, and assistance for female homeless to protect them from assault on the streets.

Visit to homeless people in Bonn – organized by Christian Senftleben.

Maintaining our Commitment to the people affected by war. Acquisition of Power generatorswhich our team around Matthias Straub with his helpers transports directly into the country. More information here: Commitment for Ukraine and here.

Matthias Straub (right) regularly drives aid transports to crisis areas.

You may rest assured that every single euro goes directly to where it is needed. You can follow our activities on our social media, on Instagram and Facebook. Likewise, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us.

Donation account and Paypal donation

We would be happy if you would decide to make a donation. We will gladly issue a donation receipt. Our donation account:

Recipient: Menschenfreude e.V.
IBAN: DE41 6609 0800 0006 6116 99

Or you can simply use the donate button below this post. We thank you very much!

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