AFS Germany offers a Voluntary Service Program of 12 month duration with focus on work experience in the non-profit sector. This highly attractive program will give you a comprehensive experience of Intercultural Learning. We aim to foster your responsibility for the community in which we live and develop new competencies. You will make fulltime work experiences in Germany and learn from professionals.
Working fields are:
- Education & social work (schools: teacher’s assistance, kindergartens, youth clubs etc.)
- Environment (ecological farms, national parks and information centers)
- Healthcare (supporting disabled adults or children in daily and work life)
- Culture (arts, music, theatre, events etc.)
This is a great opportunity to integrate into the local German culture, to get to know the landscape of social and community work and the daily work life in Germany. At the same time you will contribute to the positive development of communities and people. Germany has quite a big social service system which employs many thousands of volunteers each year. For organizations to employ volunteers results into a tremendous support of their work for rather little costs, which they could otherwise not get. For the volunteer it is often a year of professional orientation in order to find out what to study or to work and a great chance of gaining work experience. All together this will be a complete intercultural experience with personal learning and a strong focus on a practical career step.