weltwärts is a development volunteer service. It promotes global learning in its participants and encourages them to play a long-term role in development. As such, it requires the sending and host organisations to have a clear development focus in their objectives and activities.
The application must include a description of the objectives and activities, particularly the development-related objectives and the development activities they perform in their country. The organisations‘ statutes must also be submitted.
The propagation of a specific faith or ideology is not permitted on the weltwärts programme. Religious organisations or organisations based on a particular ideology can be approved as weltwärts implementing organisations but measures in the area of religious propagation are not eligible for funding.