...peacing the world together!

About us

"Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten e.V.", IBG for short, was founded in 1965 with the aim of contributing to peace and international understanding through international youth community services (work camps). Since then, more than 1,500 international work camps have been organized with more than 15,000 participants in Germany and other German-speaking countries, and far more than 10,000 volunteers have been sent to voluntary projects worldwide. IBG is committed to international understanding, the promotion of tolerance and openness, the strengthening of democratic awareness through independent and responsible action, the overcoming of disadvantageous social conditions, as well as a lasting positive impact of work camps on the local project communities.

Organisation and Network

IBG is a non-profit association. In addition to four part-time employees, the organisation's work is supported by an honorary board, about 150 members and many indispensable dedicated volunteers. IBG is neither religiously nor politically bound and is recognized as an organisation of extracurricular youth education. IBG is a member of the UNESCO's Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and the network of "Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations ". On a national level, IBG is a member of the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Offene Jugendbildung (LAGO) Baden-Württemberg.The work camps in Germany are funded by grants from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the European Union. In addition, local sponsors support the projects.


The honorary board of IBG meets regularly to exchange ideas and to decide on projects and the association's matters. Usually, the meetings are public and open to all interested members! Since the 2016 General Assembly of IBG, the organisation is represented by:
AliciaAlicia Holzschuh
Coordination of the IBG Working Group Inclusion
Valerie_SpallekValerie Spalleck
Regional Contact in Stuttgart
soeren_teamseiteSören Boller
Coordination of the IBG Working Group Sustainability
JannikaJannika Mumme
(Board Member)
Coordination of the IBG Working Group Sustainability
AnnaAnna Schettler
(Board Member)
Coordination of the IBG regional group Freiburg
ManuManuel Best
(Board Member)
Coordination of the IBG regional group Freiburg
SelinaSelina-Zoe Weber
(Board Member)
Coordination of the IBG regional group Heidelberg

Office Team

IBG currently has four part-time employees in the organisation's office in Stuttgart.
ChristophChristoph Meder
Coordination, finances and funding and work camps in Germany
LukasLukas Wurtinger
(Project Coordinator)
Outgoing volunteers, trainings and work camps in Germany
NanineNanine Roth
(Project Coordinator)
Incoming volunteers, trainings and work camps in Germany
JaninaJanina Hansmeier
(Project Coordinator)
Public Relations, trainings and work camps in Germany

Join us!

IBG is an association of and for volunteers! You want to get involved? Get to know the world of international volunteering as a participant of a work camp, as a group leader of an international project in Germany, or support us as an intern in the office! You have already been volunteering with us and would like to further shape the organisation's life? Then support us in trainings or info events, meet other committed people in your regional group, or simply become a member! In two working groups, you can also exchange your experience and connect to other interested in the topics of inclusion or sustainability, supporting IBG's work in these areas.

Become a member

We are happy about each new member of IBG, because the organisation's members carry our work and determine the future direction! Members' newsletters and the annual general meeting bring you up to date with the organisation's activities; the board meetings are public. The membership fee is 18€ per year. How can you join? Just fill in the membership application and send it to our office in Stuttgart!


IBG is happy for every donation and support received! With your help, we can continue to realize great project ideas or support volunteers who would otherwise not be able to participate in a work camp. The donations are tax deductible in Germany. We will of course send you a donation receipt.

Our account details:
Vereinigte Volksbank Sindelfingen
IBAN: DE74 6039 0000 0041 1450 03