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  • Visa: not required.
  • Arrival info: date of arrival is the start date scheduled for the project.
  • Other: most projects are open to volunteers aged 16 and 17. For some projects volunteers must have a basic or good understanding of German; please check the special requirements in each project description.




  • IBG is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit making organisation founded in 1965. IBG believes that an international workcamp is the ideal opportunity for people to live and work together as an international team and so start to learn how to tolerate and understand why some cultures are different to others.
  • IJGD is a non-profit, non-denominational organisation, which has been active in international youth work since 1948. IJGD pursues the goal of encouraging young people to become aware of existing social and environmental conditions, whereby they develop into active and responsible participants in a democratic society.
  • NIG was founded in the early 1990’s by a group of students from the University of Rostock. NIG is a non-governmental, non-profit making organisation, with workcamps predominantly in the former East Germany. Their aim is to promote intercultural learning and promote tolerance through bringing young people together to work and live.
  • VJF was founded in March 1990, as a voluntary service organisation in the East of Germany. It adheres to the ideals of solidarity and humanism within the international volunteer movement and through international encounters and exchanges it wishes to encourage peace and harmony all over the world.


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