Has your source of income from your job disappeared due to the corona pandemic and you don't know how to carry on paying your regular bills?
Or would you like to provide support and assistance to others? Or both?
We have put together a few links with tips for you below:
Part-time jobs and the corona crisis
These sectors are currently looking for temporary help:
- Supermarkets and drugstores (filling the shelves)
- Logistics industry (due to the increase in online orders)
- Harvest workers (harvest workers from Eastern Europe are lacking!)
Call the supermarkets in your area or a company that offers mail order to ask if they need temporary help.
The asparagus and strawberry season is fast approaching and the harvest workers from Eastern Europe are not allowed to enter the country due to the freedom of movement restrictions across Europe. For this reason our farmers have up to 300,000 fewer workers than usual. People who are not afraid of physical work now have a good chance of making some money and also helping out the farmers.
No disadvantages with BAföG because of Corona
In view of the current exceptional situation, Federal Minister Karliczek quickly and unbureaucratically made sure that students receiving BAföG have financial security and are able to plan for the future. Students who depend on benefits under the Federal Education Promotion Act (BAföG) should not suffer any financial disadvantages if their training facility is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic or if the start of the semester is postponed. For more information visit: https://www.bafög.de
Still apply for BAföG – even now?!
If you are studying and have not previously applied for BAföG because you thought that it was too complicated and hardly worthwhile for you, or that you would manage well with your job - then this would be a good time to rethink your situation. Even if you only start in the summer semester and think that there are no lectures for the time being - an application is still worthwhile, as BAföG will be paid regardless of when the semester actually starts. For more information visit: https://www.bafoeg-rechner.de/FAQ/bafoeg-und-corona.php
Motto: Together through the corona crisis.
Do you have time on your hands and want to help in the current situation? Students without any previous health conditions are generally not included in the novel coronavirus risk group, and support is required in many areas.