kulturweit does not end with the volunteer service. In 2014, former volunteers founded the association kulturweiter – education, networking, involvement – which is committed to social dialogue through its work in the fields of education and culture – proving that this motto constitutes the key of the programme.
Nowadays, almost 3,000 people make up the alumni network of kulturweit. The volunteer service provides this creative pool with numerous opportunities to get involved, and together they further develop the work of the alumni. The kulturweiter association creates new scopes for action and is able to realise and professionally implement more project ideas of their own than ever.
kulturweiter pursues three main objectives with its work: To promote education in general, and further education opportunities for its members in particular, to connect alumni and their projects with one another as well as with other cooperation partners, and thus the continuation and sustainability of the social involvement of former volunteers.
The association ties in with the evolved structures and the substantive focuses of the alumni work of the volunteer service. The 20 regional groups of the kulturweit alumni constitute the basis for the work of the association which, in particular, participates actively in local contexts. kulturweiter supports involvement ideas that are developed within this framework through individually designed project management workshops and joint educational trips.
kulturweiter not only serves as framework for individual initiatives, but also allows its members to be involved long-term in educational and cultural policies.