Group Leaders' Trainings

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.

Group Leaders' Training 2021

13. - May 16, 2021: Fornsbach youth center in Murrhardt (training in English)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were unfortunately unable to offer live trainings in 2020. For the first time, however, we organized a digital alternative. Building on this, we are further developing digital trainings for group leaders and teamers of international workcamps and volunteer teams. We will also offer you an online training in 2021.

It was only during the work camp that I realised how well I was prepared through the training. In fact, we we sure about all our tasks and our responsibility as camp leaders at all times. Thanks to the training, I was able to gradually introduce my co-leader Anastasija to the administration of the camp file, and after some time, we had divided up important tasks.

Group Leader in Bahlingen 2017


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.


You can participate in the online training for free. The participation fee for the on-site training is 50€ (including accommodation and meals). We will refund this fee to you if you lead a work camp for IBG the same year. We can reimburse 33% of your travel costs (max. 50€). Regardless of whether or not you lead a camp afterwards, you will of course receive a confirmation of participation.