Information for young people about Germany
You're interested in spending some time in Germany, learning the German language or you're simply looking for some information on the country? Then you have come to the right place!
In this section of the website, we're providing you with information about youth mobility, international meetings and programmes in Germany. Beside basic information on topics such as travelling and accomodation, we're introducing German organisations that are active in the areas of international exchange and inform you about sponsorship opportunities, German language courses, jobs and internships.
- General Information
- Au pair
- Vocational Training
- Grants & Funding
- Learning German
- Travelling & Accomodation
Workcamps in Germany
WWOOF in Germany
European Solidarity Corps
Federal Voluntary Service (Bundesfreiwilligendienst)
Voluntary Social/Ecological Year (Freiwilliges Soziales/Ökologisches Jahr)
weltwärts [only for volunteers from emerging or developing countries]
German-French Voluntary Service [only for French volunteers]
Voluntary Services in Germany
Being a volunteer means investing your time and energy for the benefits of others without financial gain, for example working for a non-profit organisation. As a volunteer you may work in many different fields such as health, arts and culture, social care or environment.
During short-term voluntary services you work for 1-4 weeks as a volunteer. For a small agency fee, you get the chance to participate in a workcamp or help on a farm. In return you will get free board and lodging:
Long-term voluntary services can last between 3 and 24 months and are a useful opportunity to use the time after school and before you start working or studying. Furthermore long-term voluntary services enable you to experience the host country and its culture and gain social and intercultural competences.
In this video international volunteers talk about their experience during a Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) in Germany (it is partly in English - from 1:03 and 2:22)
More videos of international volunteers in Germany you can find on the AKLHÜ's YouTube Channel.