Voluntary Service in Germany

Volunteers for six weeks

Are you between 18-26 years old, don’t live in Germany, have you always wanted to travel abroad, meet nice people and do something meaningful for a good cause?

Then give it a try…

Six weeks of voluntary service in Germany

The Internationaler Bauorden is a youth organization that has supported social and charitable institutions through construction and renovation work since 1953. Anyone who wants to help, regardless of their denomination, can take part in an international work camp.

What is that exactly?

You will spend six weeks in various work camps in Germany. You live and work in international teams with young volunteers from all over Europe and maybe even from all over the world and help clubs and organizations that want to build or renovate something. A natural playground. Or a center for ecological education. An asylum house for women in need. Or a farm where children can spend their holidays without a lot of money. You will work on a construction site with other volunteers eight hours a day, five days a week. Maybe you will build a wooden hut. Or paint a facade. mix concrete. Or build a wall. The work can be tiring. You’ve never done anything like this and don’t know how to do it? You can still take part, the main thing is that you are not afraid of physical work and want to learn something new. Weekends are free. You enjoy discovering cities and sights. Maybe with your new friends from the work camp. The workcamps are in different, often rural areas of Germany, so fresh air is guaranteed. (Internet not always). You travel to a new project every two weeks, mostly by train. Bauorden pays these travel costs between the building camps. You will find out in advance which workcamps you will take part in, even before you come to Germany.

When can you come?

  • Booked up for 2023

Any questions?

Write an email to info@bauorden.de. We are glad to help you. You can write in German or English.

Would you like to apply right away?

Send your CV with a photo to info@bauorden.de and also write a few sentences about yourself and why you want to participate. We’ll get back to you within a week. Later we will ask you for a reference from your teacher or employer. You also need health insurance that is valid in Germany. Then you can already plan your journey to the first construction camp, we will be happy to help you. We look forward to your mail!

Voluntary Ecological Year

Bauorden has been offering a voluntary ecological year (FÖJ) since 2009. The volunteer is going to work in the office of the IBO as well as in various work camps. There are various focus areas in the work camps:

* projects concerning “ecological building”

* restoration work on historic buildings

* near-natural landscaping of outdoor facilities

* work with wood and loam construction projects

* organic farming

Working at the office means preparing and organizing workcamps. An educational project for the environment is being planned. The work in various work camps offers many chances but can also be quite challenging. The voluntary ecological year offers the opportunity to get to know ecological, manual and social working environments. The contact person is a full-time employee with a voluntary mentor. Applications can be submitted by young adults from Germany and other European countries.