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An overview of weltwärts

The development volunteer service weltwärts was founded in 2008 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Since then, more than 25,000 volunteers have been sent from Germany and dedicated themselves to development projects.

About weltwärts

News: 12.11.2019

News: Cross-organisation partner conferences in 2020/21

The next cross-organisation partner conferences will take place between October 2020 and March 2021, both in the Global South as well as in Germany. In particular, we would like to invite partners from the regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia to host a partner conference, as only one conference has been held here to date.

News: 26.09.2019

News: Registration is open for the Annual General Meeting of the Southern African weltwärts Network (SAwN)

The Southern African weltwärts Network (SAwN) is having their Annual General Meeting from November 13th to 17th in Johannesburg.

News: 08.04.2019

News: #weltwärts transforms. brochure now available

Ten years of development volunteer service in one brochure

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the weltwärts development volunteer service, Engagement Global has published a brochure in which the various stakeholders on the programme relate their weltwärts experiences.

News: 09.10.2018

News: Invitation: 4th weltwärts Partner Conference in Nagpur, India in February 2019

On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Programme Steering Committee as well as on behalf of their Cooperation Partners volunta gGmbH (Frankfurt), Internationaler Bund Südwest gGmbH (Kassel) and bezev e. V. (Essen) and their Indian Partners Ecumenical Sangam (Nagpur) and Dream School Foundation (Bangalore) Deutsch-Indische Zusammenarbeit e.V. is happy to invite to the 4th weltwärts Partner Conference in Nagpur / India for Asia from 19th to 22nd February 2019. Partner organisations from India, China, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, East-Timor, Sri Lanka and Laos are invited.

News: 08.10.2018

News: Cross-organisation partner conferences in 2019

Since 2012, partner conferences have been held in the countries of the Global South as part of the weltwärts programme. These conferences give the German organisations’ partners an opportunity to discuss current developments at weltwärts, play an active role in designing the programme and to network with other organisations. Four conferences are planned for 2019: three in the Global South and one in Germany.

News: 28.09.2018

News: Invitation: Partner conference in Malawi in November 2018

New application deadline: 24th October 2018

On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the steering committee of weltwärts the Kongregation der Franziskanerinnen Salzkotten, fid-Service- und Beratungsstelle für internationale Freiwillgiendienste (AGEH) and their partners Franciscan Sisters Madisi Malawi and Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Ludzi Mchinji Malawi cordially invite partner organizations in Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana to the Partner Conference that will take place in Lilongwe, Malawi from 27th of November to 1st of December 2018.

Photo: Naturfreundejugend Deutschlands

weltwärts - extracurricular exchange projects in the context of Agenda 2030

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched a new funding line as part of its activities in connection with Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Photo: Engagement Global, Thomas Ecke
Photo: Engagement Global, Thomas Ecke

The South-North component

Volunteers from developing and emerging countries have also been able to take part in development volunteer service in Germany. This intensifies the exchange between people from these countries and Germany and promotes the networking of all volunteers and partners in the weltwärts programme.

German sending organisations
German sending organisations

Search for German sending organisations

Here you can see all the sending organisations in Germany. You can limit your search by regions or countries. You will receive a list of all organisations that send volunteers to the respective region or selected countries and can see the assignments of the organisations.