TeachSurfing is a social startup founded in 2015 in Berlin, Germany and we have 6 passionate team members who work together from our office in Berlin.
Our mission is to enrich education and bridge cultural gaps by bringing people together through knowledge-sharing events. We support and train volunteers (TeachSurfers) to share their knowledge and our platform connects these TeachSurfers with host organizations who can host informal educational activities such as workshops and we provide online and offline support for both volunteers and hosting organizations.
We strive to offer a high-quality volunteering experience where teaching materials are verified and TeachSurfers receive ongoing training and mentoring.
Over 2600 TeachSurfers and 220 Hosts from 130 countries are registered in the TeachSurfing online platform. To date, we prepared and supported TeachSurfers to offer over 160 workshops with 3000 participants in 11 countries, mainly in Germany and Armenia.
Since 2015 TeachSurfing has won many awards and scholarships including, Social Impact Lab and Ashoka PEP Scholarships, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Wirkungsfonds awards, 2nd prize in Act for Impact 2017 and finally the Google.org Impact Challenge 2018.
Additionally, TeachSurfing has successfully implemented two Erasmus+ KA1 trainings with participation of organizations from 15 countries.