Volunteering in Germany

weltwärts Süd-Nord-Freiwilligendienst

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). Through weltwärts, global learning is to be enabled and engagement is to be promoted – in line with the Sustainable Development Goal No. 17 „Partnerships to Achieve the Goals“ formulated in the Agenda 2030.

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 your application via our online form: Application Form for Voluntary Services*. For this purpose, the following additional documents (in English) are required, which are uploaded via the form (please consider the file names and file format indicated in the brackets):

  • Curriculum Vitae (surname, first name_CV.pdf)
  • Letter of Motivation, approx. 1 page (surname, first name_motivation.pdf)
  • Passport Photo (surname, first name_photo.jpg)
  • Copy of Passport (surname, first name_passport.jpg)

You can choose amongst various fields of acitivities:

  • inclusive child education in a kindergarden
  • support in a food bank, called „Tafel“ in combination with work in a kindergarden
  • supporting the work of a parish
  • assisting the administration work in an NGO
  • travel accompaniment for people with needs
  • supporting kids and youth in a residential home.

The costs for the voluntary service – including flight, boarding and lodging, visa, pocket money, accompanying seminars and social security in Germany –  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.

For further information on the places of assignment, please contact the DIZ-office via email: weltwaerts [at] diz-ev.de.

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