There are currently 6,000 Maltese volunteers working across Germany to meet the need for medical and medical personnel, to support elderly or isolated people and to take on logistical services for the health system. Thousands of employees and volunteers have been trained to be able to help people in need safely and reliably, even under strict protection requirements.
As an aid organization and sponsor of hospitals, care facilities for the elderly and social institutions, the Maltese are involved in various ways in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
After Asia, Europe and the USA, the pandemic also reaches the poorest countries in the world. As one of the largest Catholic aid organizations worldwide, the Maltese are on the job to help where COVID-19 diseases pose an even greater threat. The Malteser in Germany support the foreign Maltese organizations with donations and in the procurement of auxiliary material and protective equipment.
With over a million members and sponsors, the Malteser Hilfsdienst is one of the largest charitable service providers in Germany. The Catholic aid organization is represented as a registered association (e.V.) and non-profit limited liability company (gGmbH) in more than 700 locations nationwide. Founded in 1953 by the Order of Malta and the German Caritas Association, Christian service to the needy is the focus of our work.
The voluntary Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. is structured according to the structures of the Catholic Church in dioceses.
His helpers are involved in disaster protection and medical services as well as in first aid training or in voluntary social services. The international service promotes partners around the world and sends specialists to crisis areas. In the hospice work, the Malteser accompany terminally ill people and their relatives. Games, sport and social commitment combine the 7,000 members of the Maltese youth.
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V.