Those who are interested in acquiring new experience in one of the German-speaking countries will definitely be interested in our weekly selection of volunteer programs. Volunteering is when people work not for money, but for the sake of experience or with good intentions. In return, they usually provide accommodation, payment for flight tickets, pocket money, the opportunity to learn a language, attend seminars, improve skills, etc.
Der Bundesfreiwilligendienst is an offer for all comers, of any age and gender, to try yourself in the social, environmental, cultural or sports field. Programs usually last 12 months, but you can be a volunteer from 6-24 months.
FSJ (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr – Volunteer Social Year). Anyone between the ages of 15 and 26 can become a volunteer of the social year. Programs last 6-18 months. Work involves a full day. Earn on this program will not succeed, but all your expenses will be covered.
FÖJ (Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr – volunteer ecological year). In essence, this service is the same as the previous one, but in the sphere of ecology.
Europäischer Freiwilligendienst (European Volunteer Service). This organization brings together programs in all countries of Europe, as well as in countries like Egypt, Morocco or Israel. To become a member of the program, you need to find the project of interest in the ERU database, which exists in 30 languages of the world, but not in Russian: https://europa.eu/youth/splash.
Volunteer program can be found on the job search site. To get started, take a look at our selection of sites for job search, then select the desired category – “Freiwilligendienst”. Further, nothing unusual: a resume, motivational, interview, invitation, visa.
Volunteer service is one of the easiest ways to live in the country of your dreams. Although he does not assume that you will stay there, but it gives you the opportunity to experience life and find something more long-term for yourself during your stay in the country.