Information for the media
The most important facts and figures relating to the weltwärts programme are presented on this page. If you are writing about the North-South or South-North component of the weltwärts volunteer service, you will find basic information and figures here.
Around 171 German non-governmental organisations are approved as implementing organisations for the weltwärts programme. Of those, 159 are currently active sending organisations in the North-South component. Information about the organisations can be found on their profile pages.
Young people’s interest in development volunteer service is high. Every year, approximately 3,500 volunteers take part in weltwärts and some 44,500 volunteers have gone on assignment abroad since 2008. Around 66 percent of the participants are women and the average age across all volunteers is 19.5.
To the sending organisations
Around 171 German non-governmental organisations are approved as implementing organisations for the weltwärts programme. Of those, about 100 host international volunteers in Germany as part of the South-North component of the volunteer service.
Since the end of 2013, about 4,000 volunteers from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Oceania have completed voluntary service in Germany. Approximately 55 percent of the volunteers are female and the average age is 23.2.
To the host organisations
Facts and figures concerning the North-South component of the volunteer service
Facts and figures concerning the South-North component of the volunteer service