Federal Volunteer Service (BFD)

Service Description

The new Federal Volunteer Service offers citizens the opportunity to get involved in social, cultural, ecological or other fields of activity oriented toward the common good.

The following key points will apply from July 1, 2011:

  • Standard duration 12 months, minimum 6, maximum 24 months
  • Professional clothing, accommodation and meals can be provided or the costs reimbursed.
  • Pocket money; currently 330.00 euros
  • Contributions to pension, accident, health, nursing care and unemployment insurance are paid by the assignment location.
  • Accompanying seminars
  • Conclusion of an agreement between the volunteer and the Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Tasks (BAFzA)

How do I become a volunteer in the Federal Volunteer Service?

  • Contact the organization directly or search for a volunteer position on the Federal Volunteer Service website.
  • Apply directly to the volunteer organization
  • Conclude a written agreement

Areas of application for the Federal Volunteer Service:

  • Social services (children and youth welfare, youth work, welfare, health care, care for the elderly, care for the disabled)
  • Environmental protection and nature conservation
  • Sports
  • Integration
  • Cultural and historical preservation
  • Education
  • Civil defense and disaster control

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Bundesamt für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Aufgaben

Address
Sibille-Hartmann-Str. 2-8
50969 Köln, Stadt
Telephone
0221 3673-0
Fax
0221 3673-4661