We are very happy that you are interested in our volunteer program in Germany.
We have lots of great partners and volunteer oppurtunities and are looking forward to meeting you. On this page you will find all important information for a voluntary service in Germany.
GVS offers you the participation in a Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) or a Federal Volunteer Service (BFD).
What we do
From your acceptance to the final seminar at the end of your time at the placement, we will support you. We organize your voluntary year and are available to you, in addition to your supervisors and mentors on site, for any concerns during the entire time in Germany. You will be visited by your GVS educational support at your placement once. At the end of your time, we will provide you with a certificate as recognition of your commitment.
We organize seminars for you which help you prepare and reflect on your voluntary service. Our seminars are mandatory and spread out over your volunteer service. Usually they are
- Preparation seminar
- Intermediate seminars
- Final seminar
Here you will also get to know the responsible GVS pedagogue and the other volunteers in your seminar group.
This is comprehensive and includes:
- Accident insurance
- Professional and personal liability insurance
The program is supported by the german government as they pay subsidies for voluntary services. Costs which are part of your voluntary service are manged by the placement and GVS. In addition, you will receive pocket money and accommodation will be provided by your placement.
Your costs for travelling to Germany are not covered.
Who can join us?
can join us?
Young adults between the age of 17 and 27 who have completed their compulsory education and have not yet completed a FSJ, FÖJ or BFD.
How long does a voluntary service last?
long does a voluntary service last?
Most of or placements are looking for a volunteer for one year. In general the program can last between 6 to 18 months. The duration will determine on the needs of the placements.
The start is possible from September to October. Exceptions are possible.
How can I start?
can I start?
Send your application directly to the placement. You’ll find all the locations, information and contact details on the application page. We will be happy to help you step by step.