The incoming programme is not an independent voluntary service. It is integrated in the German standard voluntary services (FSJ or BFD). Nevertheless, there are special requirements and conditions which you can find below.


  • you must be at least 18 years old
  • you have not grown up in Germany
  • you have not spent more than 6 months in Germany in the last 5 years
  • you entered Germany in order to carry out voluntary service
  • you have basic German skills
  • you have a police clearance certificate
  • you have a visa from the German Embassy (residence title)


  • agreement/contract signed by all responsible parties
  • voluntary Service of 12 months
  • monthly pocket money (up to 300 Euro, depending on working hours)
  • 25 seminar days
  • interesting working fields and projects (sport club, school, day-care center)
  • mentor at work and for private issues
  • accomodation (guest family, students dorm, shared apartment)