Federal volunteer service & volunteering gap years


Just finished school, sick of battling with figures and letters, and instead want to put your practical skills to the test? Then help our A-Team as a volunteer!
We’re looking for passion and strength like yours to care for and assist people requiring aid. Your mission will involve acting meaningfully for others, while simultaneously providing you with valuable experience for future work. Because during your time as a volunteer, you’ll be familiarised with various social and care-working careers, and may well find your calling. Help those who really need you.


Anyone interested can participate; you just need to have met compulsory schooling requirements.

You’ll receive a pocket-money allowance of currently € 330 a month, plus any accommodation, food or work clothing, or a monetary compensation of € 232.68 instead. You’ll also be given leave under the German Federal Leave Act, and extensive educational resources with compulsory seminars.

Your assignment generally lasts 12 months (minimum 6 months and maximum 18 months). You’ll work full time; volunteers over 27 are also entitled to a part-time arrangement of more than 20 hours a week.


Kristin Fischer
Central practical instructor
037327 8770