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Work experience is essential for getting a job. The AFS Volunteer Programme is aimed at young adults who want to gain real-life experience and intercultural knowledge.

This 12-month programme provides you with an opportunity for creating positive social change through volunteering, while improving your personal, educational, and professional skills.  Non-formal and formal learning opportunities during the programme enable you to acquire essential competencies to become an Active Global Citizen, thereby improving your employment prospects and facilitating your transition into the labor market.

The various projects within the programme 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.

Project Description: Youth Welfare Organization

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Program, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work within a great team supporting youth in their everyday lives. The project is an institution of youth welfare for children and teens who are no longer able to live with their family or who were expelled from school due to a high number of absences, an opportunity to attend school.

The project is located in a small village close to the city of Giessen and Marburg in Hessen, in the middle of Germany.  You will support children and teens who dropped out of school, have problems in school, or who have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in a flexible but structured environment. The project also takes in underage unaccompanied refugees until they are of age for the project.  You will living at the project to experience full immersion.  Your input is welcome- you can introduce new extra curricular activities and offer workshops for students in accordance with your own interests and skills.  The working language is German and it is a 12-month programme.

The team at AFS Germany are looking forward to discussing the programmes with you and can be called on +49 40 399 222 856 between 9am and 3pm.

Alternatively apply now and we’ll call you back.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
    • Allendorf, Hessen, Middle Germany
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • You will receive a monthly pocket money of 400€ for food and personal expenses
    • Accomodation is included (single-room in a shared appartment located at the project)
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 26 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 program participants and German AFSers
    • Administrative and personal support for participants before and during the program
    • Young Workers do not need any specific training to participate in the program

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • 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

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