International Youth Voluntary Service – IJFD

What does IJFD mean?

  • getting to know different countries, cultures and people
  • working with people from different backgrounds
  • being socially, ecologically and culturally active
  • gaining intercultural and linguistic competences

Where is IJFD possible

Help and support is needed in following areas:

  • centers for people with disabilities
  • facilities for the elderly
  • environmental institutions
  • sociocultural institutions
  • child and youth organizations
  • immigrant services

Who can participate?

Women and men between 18 – 26 years old.


  • gain social, intercultural and linguistic experiences abroad
  • reorientation after uncompleted vocational training or an unfinished university degree

Professional supervision

  • intercultural and linguistic preparation
  • you will be supervised by pedagogues and other experts
  • 25 training days within the framework of different seminars

General framework

  • start date: september 1st every year
  • period of service is generally 12 months
  • at least 20 days of leave per year

Fees covered

  • pocket money, food and accommodation allowance
  • social security
  • the participants have to find additional sponsors to finance our project


  • can be recognized as pre-internship for your vocational training or studies
  • certificate of employment

Please send applications via e-mail or post including

  • Covering letter
  • Application Letter
  • Tabular CV
  • Certificate copy

After a skype-interview, we`ll try to find a suitable working position for you.

gefördert durch


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employment – integration
– qualification

Storkower Straße 99 A
10407 Berlin

fon: +49-30-202295-0
fax: +49-30-202295-90

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Get in touch!

Mrs. Terezia Brüggemann

Mrs. Karin Lasch

We are looking for private accommodation in Berlin for our international volunteers. Please get in touch.

Your support is greatly appreciated!


Guideline for the Implementation of the
„International Youth Volunteer Service“


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