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Experience weltwärts

In this section you can find contributions from weltwärts volunteers, in which they tell you about their project or their experiences in Germany. Whether through social media, short video clips, great photos or detailed testimonials: find out how exciting volunteering with weltwärts is, what challenges volunteers face and what shaping experiences they take home with them.

“Vivir es adaptarse” – Living means adapting

Peru

Lynne Beal did a volunteer service in Peru through Welthaus Bielefeld in 2019-2020. In Lima, she worked in a school and supervised extracurricular work groups. Until COVID-19 came along and abruptly ended the volunteer service.

Don’t take yourself too seriously – year abroad in Cambodia

Cambodia

Moritz completed his volunteer service in Cambodia through the child welfare organisation “Die Sternsinger” in 2019-2020. In Battambang, he worked for a small NGO that cares for children in need and supports families. The encounters with the local people shaped his volunteer service.

Stepping out of her comfort zone

Rwanda

Leonie Husar completed her volunteer service from December 2020 to December 2021 at the Love and Care project in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

You don’t need to have the whole staircase in view, you just have to take the FIRST STEP

Germany

Panma Yankit from India is involved with Ecoselva in Kirchberg an der Jagst and the surrounding area in ecological projects of the “Haus der Bauern” Foundation.

“I want to be the adult a child can trust”

Germany

Pamela Alina Morales Conde has completed her volunteer service at the Eltern-Kind-Zentrum (Parent-Child Centre) in Stuttgart through the Bolivian Children’s Charity.

Education is the most powerful weapon

Germany

Lidia Albarado Zurita came from Bolivia to Germany for one year. She did her voluntary service at the Etzelfarm through the Bolivian Children’s Charity (BKHW) in Stuttgart.

Embracing a new phase in my life

Hannah Eul was on assignment in Benin from August 2019 to March 2020, volunteering with an NGO that helps young people from difficult family backgrounds.

Bardi hat in der Organisation AMANCAY in Lima Franziska kennengelernt. Franziska half in der Organisation als Nord-Süd-Freiwillige. (Wir haben neulich von ihr berichtet.) Bardi hat eine Schwester mit Beeinträchtigungen, die dort Unterstützung erhält. Auch Bardi war dort in der Organisation tätig und beginnt nun selbst einen weltwärts-Freiwilligendienst in Deutschland mit dem Welthaus Bielefeld. In Bielefeld möchte er bei der Pflege und Betreuung alter Menschen mit Demenz Unterstützung leisten. ⁠Herzlich willkommen, Bardi! ⁠
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“Honestly, I had loads of fun!”

My name is KANGA Amani Koffi Désiré and I come from Côte d’Ivoire. I volunteered through Germany’s Federal Volunteer Service and the weltwärts programme from September 2018 to August 2019. My place of assignment was the development education centre (EPiZ) of Eine Welt Reutlingen e.V.

Da hat jemand offensichtlich die richtige Wahl getroffen. 😃⁠

»Ich verbringe meinen Freiwilligendienst bei einer tollen Gastfamilie in Quito. An diesen wunderschönen Ausblick jeden Morgen habe ich mich selbst nach einem Monat noch nicht gewöhnt. Bei gutem Wetter sieht man sogar den Cotopaxi von meinem Zimmer aus! Ich arbeite im Centro de Apoyo Escolar San José mit Kindern im Alter von 3 bis 15 Jahren. Die Arbeit macht mir sehr viel Spaß, wir spielen mit den Kids und unterstützen sie bei ihren Hausaufgaben.« ⁠

Das berichtet uns Paula. Sie ist gerade weltwärts mit dem IB ...

From Uganda to Cologne

Joseline comes from Uganda and did her service as a South-North volunteer with In Via in Cologne at an OGS.

Switchingperspectives,joiningforces.

Learning from and with others in multifaceted Mexico

Phoebe Fiehn volunteered at a children’s home from August 2019 to March 2020. As part of her assignment, she helped out in the kitchen and with homework tutoring

International exchanges produce new ideas

Germany

Working in an outdoor daycare centre, Maria from Ecuador is learning new educational methods. In turn, her colleagues appreciate the new ideas she contributes thanks to her cultural background. Because the presence of international volunteers in Germany is such a success, the programme is being expanded further.

One café, a multitude of stories

Sofía, a South-North volunteer from Paraguay, spent one year at the Café International in Düren until February 2021. Run by the local protestant church, the café provides advice for refugees and migrants on matters concerning asylum, residence rights and welfare benefits.

Barbecue party with host families: Volunteers from Bolivia in Germany.

Germany

Miteinander die Welt verändern.⁠

Mit weltwärts kannst du andere Länder entdecken und dich für das Gute einsetzen. Das Beste daran: Du bist dabei nicht alleine. Lerne andere Freiwillige kennen, die vielleicht zu neuen Herzensmenschen werden – und eure gemeinsamen Erlebnisse werden zu Erinnerungen, die bleiben. 🌍 🌊 😄 🏝⁠

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