Co-founder of Volunteers’ Help is Marc van der Meer, Dutch living in Germany, in daily business coach and social innovator.
For two weeks, between Christmas and New Year 2015/’16, he volunteered on the beaches of the Greek island Kos and met many international volunteers who gave up their jobs or, like he, took unpaid leave while paying from their own pocket for flights and accommodation. This to be able to help other people in need.
Because not everyone is wiling or able to pay to volunteering as he did, he would like to help them and started the first preparations. The idea was born.
In January 2018 the non-profit association „Volunteers’ Help“ was officially founded near to Bern in Switzerland.