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' Trainings 2020

30. April - 03. May 2020: Jugendhaus Fornsbach in Murrhardt (Training in German) (cancelled)
21. - 24. May 2020: Ittlingen (Training in English) (cancelled)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot offer any on-site trainings this spring. But we are organising digital alternatives. If you a interested in joining a digital camp leaders' training just send us an email!


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.