Are you interested in an international volunteering experience? With the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), you can develop your social involvement in an international organisation or association during a stay abroad in France or Germany.
Different options are available to you. For instance, pick one of the socially-oriented programs and work in social services, with disabled people, orphans or the elderly. Or chose to participate in an international voluntary project for peace or the environment.
In an international voluntary project, you will work for 30 to 40 hours a week in a group of approximately 30 volunteers aged 16 to 25 for two to four weeks. You will be doing manual chores or organizing social events. You may also choose a themed youth meeting, where you will be working part-time, studying part-time.
You will have the chance to experience working with a group with whom you share the values of international solidarity and social involvement.
Whichever choice you make, you don’t have to be fluent in French or German to participate.
Thanks to this program, you can develop your ability to work in a global context and interact with youngsters from diverse backgrounds.
By participating in an international voluntary project, you show that you can commit yourself to an international program and stand up for solidarity.
During your stay, you can seize the opportunity to discover new countries, get to know other cultures and pick up some foreign language skills along the way.
Convinced? Look for international voluntary projects that might interest you on the websites of our partner organisations. You’ll find a list below. To register, you normally need to fill in an online form and make a list of the projects you are interested in.
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled nearly 9 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.