Organization for youth education & international encounters


Organization for youth education & international encounters

Arbeitsgemeinschaft freier Jugendverbände e.V.

Hamburg, Germany

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft freier Jugendverbände in Hamburg (AGfJ) is an umbrella organization of 10 self-organized youth associations with different activities run by youths from the age of 14-27 years. This ESC project is organized in cooperation with one of the member organizations: Internationaler Jugendverein Europa - Lateinamerika (IJEL). The AGfJ provides educational opportunities, such as qualifying courses for group leaders, workshops, and the organization of a yearly political educational event (respect*) on anti-racist and anti-discriminatory topics. The IJEL organizes international youth encounters with partner organizations in Latin America. The volunteer will take part in the organization of educational events, festivals and youth encounters, and run daily tasks in the office, such as social media content and administration. All activities are carried out with a co-operative spirit, democratic values and contribute to the lived practical solidarity and youth participation.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will live in a shared apartment in Hamburg and will receive a bicycle, as well as a ticket for public transportation, if applicable. He/she/they will receive meals during educational events and will provide their own food in everyday life, a food allowance is available for this purpose.

Training during the activity

One month after arrival, the volunteer will take part in an on-arrival training with other ESC volunteers living in different parts of Germany. After 6 months, the volunteer will participate in a mid-term training. Moreover, the young person will have the opportunity to get involved in the workshops, festivals, trainings and events organised by the AGfJ and IJEL. New tasks will be introduced and explained by the contact persons from AGfJ and IJEL.

Participant profile

We are looking for someone who has experience working with youth groups and in self-organized, non-commercial contexts. Who likes independent work and brings self-initiative and reliance. Who also has interest working on transcultural issues, political topics and social justice and can fit to our organizations characterized by anti-discriminatory attitude an open-mindedness. Creativity and interest in content creation/social media is appreciated. Also if you speak Spanish and English or Spanish and German. BIPoCs and LGBTQ* are explicitly welcome to apply for our hosting-program.

Activity dates

A total of 44 week(s) during the period 01/03/2022 to 31/01/2023


Activity location

Alfred-Wegener-Weg 3, 20459 Hamburg Germany


Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 24/02/2022