Mucking in

VfL Wolfsburg players and staff got stuck into social projects during the “Tomorrow together” day.

The Wolves’ men’s and women’s teams as well as numerous office employees, staff members and officials once again put on their green overalls on Wednesday to do voluntary work for good causes in Wolfsburg and the surrounding area. It was all in aid of the “Tomorrow together” day, where they had the opportunity to visit selected projects and make themselves useful on site in various ways. Originally under the motto “Moving together”, the CSR action day took place for the fifth time after 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2022. The number of participants this year underlines how established it is at VfL Wolfsburg, with over 200 people from the VfL family taking part – a new record.

A first for many

At the Campus Hellwinkel daycare centre, the task was to design an outdoor area. A group of around a dozen people, joined by Koen Casteels, Amin Sarr, Jule Brand and Sveindis Jonsdottir, created a barefoot path, for example. It was a successful “Tomorrow together” day debut for Sebastian Schindzielorz. “There are certainly jobs that I find easier,” said the VfL sporting director with a smile. “Nevertheless, it was great fun to get stuck in here and also to create something lasting in a very concrete way.”

Gardening, building and baking

It wasn't just mascot Wölfi who worked up a good sweat at the St. Michael daycare centre in Vorfelde, delighting the core clientele present but also the delegation led by Lovro Majer, Niklas Klinger and Kathrin Hendrich, who removed tree roots, cleaned a waterway and assembled furniture. Meanwhile, head coach Niko Kovac, together with Maxence Lacroix, Joelle Wedemeyer and Chantal Hagel, made themselves useful at the Christinenstift nursing home in Gifhorn. Michael Meeske, Dominique Janssen and Ridle Baku also baked waffles and played games with the residents at the AWO residential home on Wolfsburg's Goethestraße, while a team led by Merle Frohms, Pavao Pervan and Vaclav Cerny used saws, hammers and paintbrushes to build benches and tables. “It's great to make people happy here. It's really great that the club organises something like this,” said Cerny, who stepped into the famous overalls for the first time for VfL. The appropriate name of the nursing home in Königslutter: House of Helping Hands.

“As a team you can achieve a lot”

To finish, a get-together was held in the fan hall back at Allerpark, where all the helpers enjoyed beer and bratwurst to round off the action day. “It cannot be emphasised often enough how important it is to be present and accessible in the region,” summarised managing director Marcel Schäfer. “The fact that we also provide very concrete help with the ‘Tomorrow together’ day makes this event all the more valuable. Everyone who took part today proved once again that as a team you can achieve a lot.”