With Homesharing ("Wohnen für Hilfe"), we want to bring students and people with free housing together in living partnerships.
This is how it works: Whether it's mowing the lawn, doing the weekly grocery shopping, or going for walks together - in a living partnership, the living partners jointly determine the living conditions and the rules of living together. The Studentenwerk Potsdam advises interested parties and arranges the living partnerships. The offer is free of charge. Download our information flyer.
The project has aroused your interest and you have a room or an apartment available? Then apply to us. We will also be happy to advise you by telephone or e-mail on any further questions you may have.
Note: Students who apply for a housing partnership through "Wohnen für Hilfe" please note that only applications via the application form can be considered.
Furthermore, experience shows that a short introduction video (name, interest, possible assistance, etc.) facilitates the placement enormously. However, submitting such a video is optional. If you decide to do so, please note that you may have to provide the video via a cloud service if it exceeds a size of 10 MB. Furthermore, we require a completed declaration of consent for the use of photo and film (see attachment to the application form).
You can submit your application via e-mail to wohnen-fuer-hilfe[at]studentenwerk-potsdam.de or by mail to the address of the Studentenwerk Potsdam.
Room in Zeuthen for help in the garden: 20m2 room. Shared kitchen and bathroom. 250 EUR cost sharing. More info here.
Partly furnished room in Stahnsdorf for help with technology and in the garden: 16m2-room with bathroom. Shared use of kitchen. Partly furnished. 300 EUR cost sharing. More info here.
The offered living space can be a room in the apartment, but also a small attic or granny apartment in the house. Whether the living space is furnished or you bring your own furniture, can be seen from the room offers and can sometimes be arranged individually.
"Do I have to work during the semester break, too?"
"Can I ban loud music and parties?"
We want you to live well together and learn and gain from each other! That's why we advise you before you sign a housing partnership and throughout the duration of your living together. Important questions are already clarified in the application form. In addition, we will give you advice in the form of a checklist before your first meeting together and advise you on the conclusion of a contract.
There are no fees for the placement service provided by the Studentenwerk. The application and participation in Wohnen für Hilfe is free of charge for those providing and those receiving housing.
With regard to the evaluation of a housing partnership in terms of tax and employment law, it is important to note that in practice "Wohnen für Hilfe" has a large number of very individual cases, each of which raises specific legal questions. For the correct handling of the individual case, we therefore recommend seeking expert advice in case of doubt.
Important: The following information is intended only as an explanation or recommendation and cannot replace a legal examination in individual cases!
In the question of the existence of an employment relationship between the person providing the accommodation and the person receiving it, a distinction must be made between two scenarios:
If 2.) applies and a regular employment relationship is established, the students in the context of "Wohnen für Hilfe", like all employees who help in the household, must generally be insured against accidents.
Application: On the website (https://www.ukbb.de/versicherte/haushaltshilfen/) there is a registration form that must be filled out and sent by mail to the Unfallkasse Brandenburg. Alternatively, you can request the information sheet and registration form from the Unfallkasse by calling 0335/5216-0.
Costs incurred: If assistance is provided for less than 6 hours a week, an annual fee of 20€ must be paid to the Unfallkasse. If assistance is provided for more than 6 hours a week, an annual fee of 40€ must be paid.
If you have free living space, you can participate in "Wohnen für Hilfe" - even if you live in a rented apartment.
Important: The subletting of living space is subject to approval. Landlords cannot refuse to allow another person to move in if you have a legitimate interest. Therefore, clarify in advance with your landlord/landlady whether a housing partnership is possible.
You are volunteering or working in the social sector & would like to support our work by spreading the word about "Wohnen für Hilfe"? We look forward to your commitment! Here you will find an overview of our publications (information flyers, postcards, posters). You can request these from us free of charge and then distribute them through your institution.
"Wohnen für Hilfe" - Publications
Thank you for your interest in our project "Wohnen für Hilfe" (Homesharing), which has the intention to bring together housing-seeking students and housing-providing persons who are looking for support in the household in housing partnerships.
We take the protection of your private data very seriously and treat the data entrusted to us in strict confidence in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and handle it responsibly. Therefore, we would like to inform you here how we implement the provisions of data protection and which personal data we process in the context of the homesharing program.
1. Name and contact details of the data controller and the company data protection officer
The Studentenwerk Potsdam, Babelsberger Straße 2, 14473 Potsdam (referred to as "we" in the text), is the data controller within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). Our data protection officer can be contacted at the above address, in the name of Mr. Duckerschein, or at datenschutzbeauftragter[at]studentenwerk-potsdam.de.
2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose and their use
We process your data insofar as it is necessary for the placement of housing within the framework of the "Wohnen für Hilfe" project. Placement-relevant data are, in particular, name, contact details, address, and possibly also citizenship, ethnic origin, religious or ideological beliefs or health restrictions. Furthermore, we may also process other information that you provide to us in any other way in connection with your application. The same applies to information made publicly available. Your personal data will only be processed in order to bring together suitable housing providers and recipients in accordance with the basic intention of the "Wohnen für Hilfe" project. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a), c) and e) in conjunction with. Art. 4 No. 2 DSGVO and Art. 7 DSGVO. Furthermore, we may process personal data about you insofar as this is necessary for the defense of asserted legal claims. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1, lit. f) DSGVO.
If a housing placement does not come about, your personal data will be destroyed after 6 months. You will not be notified of this.
3. Transfer of data to third parties
Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those relevant to the placement. Incidentally, personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of contracts in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO, this in particular by providers of software services. A transfer to a third country is not intended by us.
4. Your rights
You have the right
5. Necessity of providing personal data.
The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required, nor are you obliged to provide the personal data. Your information, especially about citizenship, ethnic origin, religious or ideological beliefs or health restrictions, is provided voluntarily. However, the provision of your personal data is necessary for the placement within the "Wohnen für Hilfe" program. This means that if you do not provide us with personal data when applying, we will not be able to provide placement services..
6. No automated decision making
There is no automated decision-making in individual cases within the meaning of Art. 22 DSGVO.
Personal consultation hours:
Tuesday: 9 am - 12 am and 1 pm - 4 pm; Thursday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Telephone consultation hours:
Monday to Thursday 9 am - 3 pm, Friday 9 am - 2 pm