Volunteering in Germany

weltwärts Süd-Nord-Freiwilligendienst

Due to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, at the moment it is not possible to travel to Germany. Nevertheless, applications are accepted! As soon as possible, voluntary services in Germany will start again.

The voluntary service should not be a one-way affair. Thus, the Indo-German Cooperation (DIZ) offers opportunities to young Indians to join as volunteers in the framework of the weltwärts South-North voluntary service, a programme  organised by the Federal German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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

If you like to apply for a South-North voluntary service in Germany, we kindly request you to submit an application form duly signed and titled. Additionnally, we need your CV and your motivation letter – please let us know why you want to do a voluntary service and why it should take place in Germany.

You can choose amongst various fields of acitivity:

  • inclusive child education in a kindergarden
  • supporting the work of a parish
  • supporting evelopmental awareness building and development cooperation with Indian partners
  • assisting in research and documentation.

The voluntary service includes the flight, boarding and lodging, visa, pocket money, accompanying seminars and social security in Germany. These costs  are financed up to 75 % by the Ministry. 25 % are borne by DIZ. We would be grateful to you, if you could also contribute towards the entire costs.

Voluntary Service Posts in Germany

  • Assisting in Kindergarden in Frankfurt am Main
  • Assisting in DIZ-office in Frankfurt am Main (development cooperation and awareness building)
  • Assisting in Department of Ecumenism and Global Responsibiliy, Evangelical Church of Dortmund (awareness building, human rights)
  • Assisting in various churches and congregations throughout Germany
  • Assisting FIAN international in Heidelberg (right to food)

For further information on these voluntary service posts please contact the DIZ-office via email: sommer [at] diz-ev.de.

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Damit der Freiwilligendienst 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.