Voluntary service is a special time, full of new experiences and questions for you to consider. The things you encounter will start you thinking and it won’t just stop when you return to your home country. You’ll go back with lots of new experiences and perhaps even some specific ideas for ways to get involved in civic engagement. To share your experiences and set up new projects, you can join forces with your sending organisation and other returnees.
When you get back home, those around you might find it difficult to understand what you’ve experienced and learned through voluntary service. The returnee seminar, which takes place a while after you return, is a good opportunity to work through your experiences and share them and your ideas with your sending organisation and other returnees.
When you return home, you’ll be wondering how you can put your experiences and ideas to use now that you’ve finished voluntary service. What did you learn about yourself, your abilities and what you want? Is there something you’d like to change about your behaviour in your professional life or as a member of society? Are there specific topics you became aware of through weltwärts where you would like to play an active role?
There are numerous ways to actively promote our One World, sustainable development and international partnerships and lots of possibilities to support weltwärts. Follow the links below to see the opportunities open to returnees.
A few months after you’ve finished voluntary service, you’ll be given the chance to rate your weltwärts experience in the volunteer survey. In it, we ask you to give us feedback on your weltwärts assignment, the education and mentoring provided and other topics. By supplying this direct feedback, you get to help shape the programme.