Volunteering experiences with weltwaerts

In this section you can find contributions from weltwärts volunteers, in which they tell you about their project and volunteering experiences. 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.


A passage to India


In 2018, two friends Jonas and Jan took part in an eight-month weltwärts volunteer service via the Karl-Kübel Stiftung. Spending time in the southern Indian city of Hassan impacted the young men in different ways. But, five years later, the two friends both still share a special connection to the country, its people and the project they worked on.

Cultural Immersion - My journey of discovery in Germany with Ecoselva e.V.

Pallavi Thakur from India discovered new eco-social initiatives as a weltwärts volunteer in Sankt Augustin and found a second home between the Cologne Carnival and new friendships in Germany.

Volunteering in Germany: from the Indian Ministry of Education to a German school


Utsarga Mondal, a 26-year-old from India, is passionate about education. He studied education at university before going on to help the Indian Ministry of Education implement a variety of programmes related to national education policy. Now he is learning about the German education system at the Freie Schule Wendland as a weltwärts volunteer.

“Vivir es adaptarse” – Living means adapting


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


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


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


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”


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


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.

Du willst gern einen Freiwilligendienst im Ausland machen und weißt noch nicht genau, wohin es gehen soll Vielleicht bist du auch spät dran ⌛​ Dann schau unbedingt mal bei Friends of Ruanda vorbei! 👀​ Hier werden nämlich noch Freiwillige gebraucht, deshalb wurde der Bewerbungszeitraum bis Ende Mai verlängert. Die Ausreise ist dann im September. 😊 🇷🇼⁠

Die verschiedenen Einsatzplätze bieten vielfältige Tätigkeitsbereiche für Freiwillige:⁠
• erzieherische Unterstützung in einer mehrsprachigen Vorschule in Rubavu 💬 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ...

“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.

Hier geht's um die schönen Seiten Mexikos. Die aktuellen Freiwilligen von IB VAP Franken teilen ihre Eindrücke und erzählen, was ihnen an Mexiko besonders gefällt – und das ist jede Menge! ​​🤗​⁠

Wie sieht’s aus, hast du vielleicht im Sommer die Schule oder eine Ausbildung hinter dir und noch nichts weiteres in Aussicht 🫣​⁠

Dann ist das die beste Gelegenheit, in die Welt aufzubrechen und völlig neue Seiten an dir kennenzulernen. Zum Beispiel bei einem Freiwilligendienst mit weltwärts in Mexiko! 💪​⁠

Der IB VAP Franken hat noch freie Einsatzplätze ...

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.


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


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.