Participation in our volunteering projects should be open to any young person. We are therefore committed to overcoming obstacles and making access to international workcamps as easy as possible.
What we do in our international network
As a member of the "Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations", IBG is active in the network's 'Access for All' working group (A4AWG). The aim of the working group is to raise awareness on the issue of inclusion both within the network and its affiliates, as well as externally, and to involve local project partners and volunteers, and to overcome obstacles to participation in volunteering projects.
What we do as an organisation
Also on the organisation's local level, IBG seeks to make the access to workcamps and volunteering projects as easy as possible. For years, we have been working to improve access to our services and to overcome barriers. For this purpose, we rely on intensive and individual advice and preparation in order to find the right project for anyone interested.
For special support, we also have funds from our own solidarity fund which is composed by 10% of all placement fees paid. We use this fund to enable disadvantaged young volunteers to participate in voluntary service. Through IBG's solidarity fund, volunteers may receive support, for instance by paying a reduced placement fee. In individual cases, we can also subsidize travel expenses.
You would like to apply for funding or you need support in planning your workcamp? Just contact us and we will try to find an individual solution together.
You think the subject of inclusion is important and you want to get involved? We look forward to your support in raising awareness on the topic and help us overcome barriers!
Become part of our workgroup!
The IBG-AG Inclusion was created in 2016 and deals with the question of how IBG can promote and facilitate access to volunteering projects. You want to join? Just contact Alicia!
Want to read more about sustainability? Here you will find some articles about how we practise sustainability in our workcamps, while travelling and with our daily office work.
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IBG Solidarity Fund
IBG wants to give as many young people and young adults as possible the chance to become involved in an international context.
We know that the hurdles to participation are very high for many people, be it due to little personal travel experience, poor foreign language skills, insecurity in groups or for family or financial reasons.
Therefore we try to raise special financial support...