In Munich, you will find numerous neighbourhood help groups and networks through which you can get involved, meet others or find help. For example, there are offers and help for senior citizens, families with children and for people with disabilities or illnesses. In addition, you can also find initiatives in the Bavarian capital that are simply a way to get together and enjoy each other’s company.
The list of support services does not claim to be complete.
A list of community-based assistance offers for Munich and the surroundings
- The “AWO Sozialverband” Munich
- The official Portal for Munich
- The network “Nebenan.de“
- The platform “WirHelfen.eu” for Munich and Germany
Offers for neighbourhood help available in Munich
Nachbarschaftshilfe in der Au e.V. (Neighbourhood help Au e.V.)
The registered, non-profit association helps in the neighbourhood of the Au district with counselling and provides assistance. In emergency situations, people from the neighbouring districts can take advantage of the service as well. The staff members are there for families in need and for people who are ill or elderly, as well as providing specific assistance to single mothers and fathers.
Contact the offer in two locations
Children’s groups, flea markets
By phone +49 (0)152 22 34 69 55
On site Am Herrgottseck 2 + 4, 81669 Munich
Classrooms & Office
By phone +49 (0)89 55 06 28 71
On site Gebsattelstraße 2, 81541 Munich
The “Nachbarschaftshilfe in der Au” is an important cornerstone of social stability in the Munich district of Au. But the future of the association is uncertain. Read more in this article (in German language): Nachfolge für Leitung verzweifelt gesucht
deinNachbar e.V. (yourNeighbour e.V.) – Helpingeach other is being fun here
This association not only wants to support people who urgently need our help, but also wants to ensure that everyone who gets involved here enjoys their voluntary work. The aim is to provide care for people in need of help and to actively assist family carers in their day-to-day care. For this purpose, the organisation, together with care professionals and trained volunteers, has built up a support network from which the neighbourhood can benefit.
Nachbarschaftshilfe München Ost (Neighbourhood Assistance Munich East) – “The meeting place right in the centre”
This community service is not only a member of the “Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Bayern” (Bavarian Welfare Association), but is also a recognised volunteer organisation within the “Bundesfreiwilligendienst” (Federal Volunteer Service). Here, people seeking help find daily assistance, for example from domestic workers, information on the topic of long-term care, and a social individual and group care with a focus on dementia.
The offer extends across several districts:
- Berg am Laim
- Trudering / Riem
Contact the offer
By phone +49 (0)89-32790660
On site Halfinger Strasse 64, 81825 Munich-Trudering
Nachbarschaft Westermühlbach (Neighbourhood Westermühlbach)
This long-established association is a point of contact, a provider and an intermediary for social services. It focuses on young families with children as well as senior citizens, where help is provided in questions of care, where contacts are arranged and where counselling takes place on a wide range of issues. For example, the centre offers a parent-child café, a toddler group, and support for senior citizens in the form of family assistance. In addition, a variety of events for the neighbourhood take place here time and again.
Contact the offer
By phone +49 (0)89 201 41 44
On site Geyerstraße 15, 80469 Munich
Aubinger Nachbarschaftshilfe (Aubing neighborhood help) – “Professional, dedicated, supportive“
This association offers a broad range of services for senior citizens, people with disabilities, people who are suffering from illnesses, families and people living alone in difficult life situations, as well as people with a migration background. The offer covers help in the household as well as with grocery shopping, visitor services and social support, a special transport service from the flat of elderly people to the service centre at the water tower and back again. Also, the association offers referrals to professional help organisations and care services.
Contact the offer
By phone +49 (0)89 86 36 95 93
On site Am Aubinger Wasserturm 30, 81249 Munich
Nachbarschaft Neuhadern e.V. (Neighbourhood Neuhadern e.V.)
The association presents itself as a social contact point for children, families and senior citizens in the district of Neuhadern. In addition to counselling on a wide variety of issues as well as contact mediation, people can find immediate practical help with individual needs here. In addition, several classes are offered, including yoga, meditation and qi gong, a linguistic café, upcycling and a painting class for children. There are also organised events, such as sing-alongs with guitar accompaniment, a women’s get-together, bilingual classes and activities for children, and the so called 60+ breakfast meeting. The programme here is updated annually.
Naklar! – Nachbarschaftstreff (Meeting place for neighbours)
In the neighbourhood Kleinhadern a neighbourhood centre with various offers and events for all age groups has opened. In addition to the second-hand shop, which is open on Tuesdays from 2-6pm and Thursdays 10am-1pm, it also offers low-cost learning support, i.e. tutoring for schoolchildren. In addition, the facilities can be used free of charge for children’s birthday parties and other activities, such as workshops.
für-einander – Pflegedienst und Nachbarschaftshilfe (for-each-other – care service and neighbourhood help)
This neighbourhood help is specialised in care and mutual support based on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. The aim is to offer holistic care in old age, during illness and in case of disability.
Neighbours with a Christian vision: the churches’ neighbourhood help in Munich
- Diakonieverein Immanuel-Nazareth-Kirche e.V.
- Diakonie Moosbach
- Diakonie Hasenbergl
- Evang.-Luth. Dekanatsbezirk München
- Kreuzkirche München
- St. Maria Thalkirchen
Neighbourhood centres in Munich – spaces and offers for neighbourly interaction
More than 50 of these neighbourhood centres exist in Munich, and they are spread all over the city. Many of the offers in the neighbourhood centres reach out to senior citizens, but some are also directed at people of all ages and backgrounds. A lot of the places offer a variety of activities and assistance. The concept follows the idea of a welcoming culture: “No matter where you come from, how young or old you are, who you love, what language you speak, what interests you have, what you believe in or whether you have a handicap”.
Hier eine Auswahl der Anlaufstellen:
- NachbarschaftsBörse am Ackermannbogen (Neighbourhood market)
- Nachbarschaftstreff Pasing (Neighbourhood center)
- Nachbarschaftstreff Ramersdorf-Süd (Neighbourhood center)
- Nachbarschaftstreff Schwabing (Neighbourhood center)
- Treffpunkt WAPE (Neighbourhood center)
You haven’t found a neighbourhood group near you yet? On the website of the Munich neighbourhood centres, you can easily find a community in your neighbourhood!