weltwärts is open to everyone - irrespective of their financial means. The programme receives up to 75 percent of its funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The remaining 25 percent has to be supplied by the implementing organisations. Nobody involved in weltwärts makes any money from the programme. All weltwärts organisations are non-profit-making and there are lots of people who work for free to support weltwärts.
What costs does the programme cover for me?
Apart from volunteers’ travel expenses, the weltwärts programme provides funding for accommodation and meals and a monthly allowance. If you use public transport for your daily commute to your place of assignment, you’ll be given a ticket or be reimbursed. Any vaccinations required by your place of assignment are covered too. It is also possible to apply for funding for any additional inclusion needs, i.e. if you have an impairment or a disability and require specific medical aids or a personal assistant on a day-to-day basis, these expenses will be paid too.