Ready for surprises and a change of perspective? Who can participate?

Formal prerequisites

  • the participants must be at least 18 years and not older than 26 years during the entire time of the voluntary service, i.e. they are not allowed to turn 27 during their assignment period
  • the primary place of residence must be Germany (i.e. volunteers should have spent the majority of the past two to three years in Germany, however, German citizenship is not a prerequisite)
  • German native or excellent knowledge of the German language (proficiency level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • good basic knowledge of the English language, as well as ideally some basic knowledge of a language spoken in the host country
  • a good health and physical condition that is adequate for the stay abroad
  • a passport that is valid until at least six months after the scheduled return

Personal prerequisites

  • open-mindedness
  • sense of responsibility
  • analytical skills
  • demonstrate interest in and commitment to cultural relations and educational policy
  • demonstrate commitment and enjoy project work
  • adaptability to different living conditions

kulturweit is committed to an inclusive society and therefore makes an effort to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Accordingly, we will try to find an assignment location with suitable conditions for an international year of voluntary service.