Be part of the change - join a virtual camp!
Environmental projects, sport and health, communication or artistic / creative ideas. There are numerous ways you can volunteer from home and get to know volunteers from around the world in online projects.
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Coronavirus / Covid-19: Info regarding workcamps in Germany
You are going to participate in a workcamp in Germany, but are wondering whether and how the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 may affect your travel planning? We have summarized the most important information for you here ...
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Our volunteers' experience
You would like to know what other volunteers have experienced in voluntary work projects in Germany and abroad? Here you can find reviews of different work camps.
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Become a group leader
You like working in groups and maybe you have already participated in one or more workcamps? Take the next step and become a group leader for an international work camp in Germany!
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International Workcamps: History Of A Peace Movement
International Workcamps: History Of A Peace Movement
In autumn 1920, the Swiss pacifist Pierre Cérésole organized the first international workcamp together with like-minded young people. The aim of the group was to help rebuild the village of Esnes, near Verdun, which was destroyed in the First World War. Volunteers from France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland pitched in together - a commitment that was not only welcomed,...
Where to volunteer in Germany this spring
Where to volunteer in Germany this spring
Work with us in a medieval castle or in a small village near Bonn The Covid-19 pandemic will still preoccupy us in 2021. But we are optimistic that we will be able to hold the first international workcamps in May with appropriate hygiene measures. The groups in these cases will be a little smaller than normally planned and there will be health briefings for all participants at the...
Once upon a time... around the world
Once upon a time... around the world
In September our volunteer Jessica organized a virtual camp as part of the 'Kompetenz International' training program, which was all about storytelling: In this project, volunteers would create an intercultural children's book together. It would contain “typical” children's stories from the various cultures of the volunteers. The stories were then written in both the volunteers'...

Get engaged with IBG

Get engaged in international voluntary work and discover the world! We work with partner organizations in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America, each organizing work camps and longer voluntary services in their own country. In addition, we offer you several places in international trainings and seminars on topics such as youth work, migration, sustainability or inclusion. Every year, we send about 250 volunteers to international voluntary work projects abroad. Most of the projects offered are aimed at people between the ages of 16 and 30, but younger or older volunteers are also welcome in many projects.

Encouraging participation

Regardless of their origin, education, income or other factors, participation in international voluntary work should be open to everybody. Therefore, within the organisation as well as on an international level we are working to facilitate access and overcome obstacles. For this purpose, we rely on intensive and individual consultation and preparation in order to find the right project for everyone.

For additional support, we also have funds from our own solidarity fund to which 10% of all participation fees go. We use the fund to enable disadvantaged young people to take part in voluntary service. With IBG's solidarity fund, you can receive a grant and, for example, pay a reduced participation fee. In some cases, we may also be able to subsidize your travel expenses.

Just contact us and we will try to find an individual solution together.