Volunteering in Germany

weltwärts Süd-Nord-Freiwilligendienst

Cultural exchange should not be a one-way affair. Thus, the Indo-German Cooperation offers opportunities to young Indians to join as volunteers service in the weltwärts South-North Volunteering Service which is co-sponsored by the Federal German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (www.bmz.de).

Young Indians between 18 and 28 years (in very exceptional cases beyond this age) are invited to join this developmental volunteer service to gain experiences and skills in a new cultural and work environment.

For a first glance at our South-North Volunteering Programme, kindly view our Flyer South-North Volunteering.

If you like to apply for a South-North Volunteering Service in Germany, either in our head-office in Frankfurt or with one of our partners in Germany, we kindly request you to submit an application form duly signed and titled: South-North Application Form.

You can choose amongst various fields of acitivity:

  • inclusive child education
  • supporting the work of a parish
  • supporting the DIZ in its everyday work in the field of developmental education for the German public, preparing German Volunteers intending to go to India and support in promoting projects in India
  • assisting in the educational work of a German Secondary School.

The Volunteer Service in Germany is free of cost and includes the cost of travel, boarding and lodging, pocket money, costs of accompanying seminars and social security costs in Germany. We would be grateful to you, if you could also contribute whatever you can towards the entire costs, since the German Government bears only around 75 % of the costs and help us in raising the entire amount required.

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Damit der Kulturaustausch nicht zur Einbahnstraße wird, möchten wir auch jungen Menschen aus Indien die Chance bieten, für einen entwicklungspolitischen Freiwilligendienst nach Deutschland zu kommen.

Junge Inderinnen und Inder sollen unabhängig von Status, Geschlecht und Religion die Möglichkeit erhalten, sich in Deutschland entwicklungspolitisch zu engagieren und Erfahrungen in einem für sie neuen kulturellen und arbeitspraktischen Umfeld zu sammeln.

Durch die sogenannte Süd-Nord-Komponente des weltwärts-Programms wird ein gleichberechtigter Austausch unterstützt und gefördert. Der Dienst in Deutschland ist für die teilnehmenden Freiwilligen kostenlos. Reisekosten sowie Kosten für Unterkunft, Verpflegung und Sozialversicherung werden übernommen.