The weltwärts Coordination Unit at Engagement Global advises organisations on all aspects of the weltwärts programme. Would you like to know more about applications, approval, implementation or interim proof of use? Contact the Coordination Unit for free advice. Get in touch!
weltwärts is as colourful and lively as the diversity of its civil society partners who implement the programme. Every individual place of assignment owes its existence to the commitment and partnership spirit of organisations in Germany and in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania and Eastern Europe
To date, over 50,000 young people have undertaken an international volunteer service with weltwärts. Strong partnerships with organisations in the Global South and Germany are essential in achieving this. From the 16–20 October, the various stakeholders met in Berlin to celebrate the programme’s anniversary and to exchange ideas all in the name of consolidating international partnerships.
The next weltwärts partner conference in western Africa will take place in Accra, Ghana, in January/February 2024. Members of the implementing organisations and partner organisations from Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal and Togo as well as members from the Programme Steering Committee will be invited.
The partner conference for East African countries in Kigali, Rwanda, finally went ahead in May after having been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It focussed on information about the weltwärts programme, dialogue and networking.
For the last ten years, young people from the Global South have been able to perform their international volunteer service in Germany through weltwärts. Kenneth Tuhairwe helps travellers and people in crisis at the Cologne branch of the Bahnhofsmission. A positive experience for all involved.
The fifth partner conference in West Africa will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 29th January till 2nd February 2024, to which members of the partner organisations from Ghana, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Cameroon as well as their German implementing organisations will be invited.
Whether you need an application for a federal grant, a call for funds form or a template interim proof-of-use report, our Document Centre contains all the important forms and documents that you may need in connection with the weltwärts volunteer service.
Is your organisation thinking about sending volunteers to Germany? Or would you like to start hosting volunteers from Germany? To get involved as a weltwärts partner organisation, you need to establish a partnership with an approved German implementing organisation.
The Programme Steering Committee, the highest-level decision-making body in the weltwärts programme, consists of 15 members who represent state and civil society stakeholders. The BMZ occupies two seats, while the weltwärts Coordination Unit (wCU) of Engagement Global has three. The German implementing organisations are divided into four shared-interest groups, who share eight seats. Finally, two seats are occupied by the political representation group of volunteers in international volunteering (PFIF).
Where necessary, the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) can form working groups that draw up proposals on specific issues. Based on these proposals, the PSC takes decisions on the continued development of the programme. In the past, working groups have been formed to work on the introduction of the South-North component, amendments to the general quality criteria, or inclusion.