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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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'...
Center for All Summer Camp (Czech Republic)
Center for All Summer Camp (Czech Republic)
Svenja spend two weeks in the small village in Jizbice in the Czech Republic in August. The 'Center for All' in Jibice is a center that organizes leisure activities and summer camps for children and young people in a reconstructed barn with a large garden. The task of the volunteers at the workcamp was to support the 'Center for All' in the preparation and implementation of an...
Virtual Camp: 100 Years Of Workcamps
Virtual Camp: 100 Years Of Workcamps
If you already have a lot of experience with workcamps and would like to be involved in a special project for the 100th anniversary of the workcamp movement, then this virtual camp is for you. In a group of around 10 people we will discuss how workcamps have influenced individuals and local communities and what the future of workcamps could look like. We will also discuss the global...

International Workcamps

In my workcamp, I noticed how many possibilities there are to communicate even if you don't speak the same language.

Participant in a Workcamp in France

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.

The Covid-19 pandemic affects all of our travel planning so that the following applies until further notice: For all volunteers who apply with IBG to be sent to volunteering projects, we can refund the full placement fee if you cancel before the start of the project. Projects can also be canceled by hosts at short notice, so please do not book your tickets until you have received confirmation that your project is taking place.

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: