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Work experience is essential for getting a job. The Young Workers Volunteer Programme is aimed at young adults who want to clarify career goals and gain intercultural knowledge.

This 12-month programme provides you with an easily accessible opportunity for effecting positive societal change through volunteering, while improving your skills and competences for personal, educational, and professional development. Non-formal and formal learning opportunities during the program will enable you to acquire essential competences for personal growth in order to become an Active Global Citizen, thereby improving your employment prospects and facilitating your transition into the labor market.

The various projects in this program are looking for young, highly motivated team members to play an active part in their organisation and to contribute to the daily work routine of the organisation. The following project is one of the projects participating in the program.

Project Description: Training and Conference Center in Berlin

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Programme, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work in an adult education training and conference Center in Germany’s capital. The project is located in Berlin, Eastern Germany. As a Young Worker you will work in a non-partisan, independent non-profit institution of civil society, that since its foundation in 1963 contributes to international understanding and educational work on issues of European integration.
The project plans, organizes and implements a large number of events and initiatives. For this purpose, it operates a conference hotel with 32 guest rooms and modern conference rooms. Target groups include diplomats, journalists and multipliers from all areas of social life, public service employees, students and pupils as well as the interested public. Sometimes it is also available for guest conferences and private guests.

  • Organisation for international understanding and educational work in Berlin
  • Participation in events, seminars and workshops
  • Opportunity for volunteers to participate in further trainings depending on the volunteer’s interest and professional background
  • Working language is  German
  • 12-months program participation

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
    • Berlin, Eastern Germany
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • You will receive a monthly pocket money of 600 € for board, lodging and personal expenses
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 20 vacation days
    • 25 training days and additional online training
    • 100 teaching units German and additional online training
    • Certificate of intercultural training
    • Certificate of employment and qualified reference from project
    • Networking activities with international programme participants and German AFSers
    • Administrative and personal support for participants before and during the programme
    • Young Workers do not need any specific training to participate in the programme

What's included in your experience

  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours