Learn how to lead international groups

You want to lead an international workcamp for the first time? Then come to our international camp leaders training! You can participate if you are at least 18 years old and consider leading a group of international volunteers. Of course, the participation does not oblige you to lead a workcamp afterwards; you can also use the training to get a taste of the workcamp world and meet other volunteers.

Practical tasks, useful lectures, sharing experiences and spending the time for preparation: The training for me was a great opportunity to work with great teamers and get to know a lot of amazing people, who have the same goals in life - to make the world a bit better.

Anna
Participant of the online training for camp leaders 2020

Topics

Essentially, the trainings deal with the question: How do I manage a group? We will work on group processes, the dealing with conflicts and your individual leadership style. The trainings are intended primarily for aspiring work camp leaders. However, everything you learn here will also help you outside of the work camp world, of course, for example when working with youth groups. There will be a unit on intercultural learning (after all, our work camps are international) and lots of practical tips and tricks for organizing and dealing with larger groups. At the trainings, you will meet other dedicated volunteers who also want to lead work camps, as well as the people behind IBG. Experienced teamers will give you insights into 'their' work camps and tell you how they have mastered challenges or conflicts.

On-Site Trainings

This year's training sessions have already taken place. In 2023 we are offering two training courses for prospective group leaders from international workcamps:

  • 16-21 May 2023 "Group Leading in Environmental Projects" in the youth training workshop in Kell am See (near Trier), training in English
  • 08-11 June 2023 "Gruppenleitung in internationalen Camps" in the youth center Fornsbach (Murrhart), training in German

Register for a training here.

Fornsbach 2014

Online Group Leaders' Trainings

In addition to our on-site training, we also offer online training for (future) group leaders. In November 2022 we will start another round.

The online training consists of various modules that you can work on independently at your own pace. For this you should plan around 3-5 hours per week, depending on your learning pace. In addition, there are three digital live training sessions in which you can apply, try out and discuss the content directly in the group:

  • November 9th, 2022 17-19h

  • November 16th, 2022 17-19h

  • November 23rd, 2022 17-19h

Would you like to register for the online training? Find the registration form here.

Conditions

You can participate if you speak basic English and are at least 18 years old.

Participation in the online training is free of charge . The participation fee for on-site training is 50 € . This of course includes accommodation and food. The training in Kell am See is funded by Erasmus+, so we can reimburse your travel expenses (within Europe).

Regardless of whether you lead a camp afterwards or not, we will be happy to issue you a confirmation of participation .

Apply now

You can now register directly for our trainings via this online registration form .

Interested in taking part in a training but you have some questions? Regardless of whether training is online or offline, just send us an email for more information.

ADVENTURE GALLERY