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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Travel grants available!
Application for summer work camps is open from now. Apply now to be part of one of more than 1000 projects this summer!
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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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Volunteer in Portugal this summer
Volunteer in Portugal this summer
Would you like to get to know the westernmost country in Central Europe? There are currently still free places for volunteers from Germany in 9 different workcamps in Portugal. In many camps, people work on construction projects or in environmental protection projects. There are also some social and cultural projects, especially near Lisbon, that look forward to your support.You can...
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Volunteers wanted in "Parc Ela" nature park in Switzerland
The village of Bivio in Switzerland is also called "The Pearl of Julier" and is the last village on the Julier Pass before entering the Engadine. Centuries of agricultural use of the terraces around Bivio has created a unique landscape with moors, hay fields and alpine meadows. In order to preserve this landscape, the nature park "Parc Ela" organizes various projects, such as this year...
Volunteering Teams - funded opportunities in Europe
Volunteering Teams - funded opportunities in Europe
You want to volunteer in another European country, but you are not sure whether and how you can best finance it? Then you should take a closer look at the volunteering teams that are part of the European Solidarity Corps. Volunteers of Volunteering Teams receive reimbursement of travel expenses and a small allowance for their work in a volunteering team. There are a few bureaucratic...
Where to volunteer in Germany this summer
Where to volunteer in Germany this summer
Support an environmental education center or volunteer in a community renovation project The spread of the corona virus has cancelled some of our great travel plans for 2020. Are you also looking for an alternative way to spend your free time in summer? Are you interested in engaging in something new and supporting in a non-profit project? We especially invite everyone currently living...
Volunteers wanted for organic farming in Estonia
Volunteers wanted for organic farming in Estonia
Hiiumaa is the second largest island in Estonia with many historical and natural sights. Here you will find nice people who are known for their hospitality and sense of humor. And many farms and organic farming projects. Our Estonian partner organization EstYES has been organizing international volunteernig projects and workcamps on the island for 20 years....

International Workcamps

For me, it was very impressive to see how quickly we grew together as a group. And then, swimming together in the lake at night and sleeping by the campfire brought us even closer.

Participant in a Workcamp in Canada

What is an international workcamp? In an international workcamp, young people from all over the world come together to work on a voluntary project for 2 to 3 weeks. Various projects in the areas of nature conservation and environmental protection, construction and renovation, archaeological, social or artistic fields offer a wide variety of possible work.

The working time is usually about 30 hours per week. Depending on the project, the group consists of 6 to 20 volunteers of different nationalities. The camp language is usually English, but sometimes also French, Spanish or any other language.

More information on registration, participation and preparation can be found here.

Current info regarding the application

Since it is currently difficult to assess whether and how the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will affect the summer and autumn travel planning of volunteers, the following applies until further notice:

  • For all volunteers who apply with IBG to be sent to workcamps this summer and autumn, we can refund the full placement fee if you cancel before the start of the camp.
  • Workcamps can be canceled at short notice, so please do not book your tickets until you have received confirmation that your camp is taking place. You can find more information here.

Find your workcamp

Each year, we organize about 40 international workcamps in Germany that you can join as a volunteer. To apply for one, just contact our partner organisation in your country. If there is no workcamp organisation in your country, just get in touch with us and send us an email, so you can apply directly with us.

Volunteers living in Germany can look for and apply directly for their workcamp here: