doing youth work at its origin


doing youth work at its origin

CVJM - YMCA Göttingen

Göttingen, Germany

Activity description

Volunteers will involve their social, communicative competences. Our daily task is to be involved in After School Care group, which means to help the School kids (6-10), to do their homework, + make their afternoons special with creative games. We give space to volunteers to bring their own ideas. Our group consists of ESC volunteers and an YMCA exchange program participant from Peru. We are also making overnight-programs for the kids which gives the volunteers confidence and responsibilities. We run also projects with the local schools. We make trainings in schools which are aimed to improve the leadership competences of the children through reflexion, team building games etc. Biggest + most entertaining projects are the season camps in which we bring our ideas all together and plan many camps organised in and out of Germany. For supporting all these amazing programs we need enthusiastic, creative, flexible + cooperative people! WRITE A PERSONAL EMAIL TO US! buero@cvjm-goettingen.de

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The YMCA has a shared flat for the volunteers. The house is located near the station and 15 minutes by bike to YMCA. Göttingen is quite a small town where you can go everywhere by bycicle. YMCA will afford the bikes for the volunteers. HAVE A LOOK HERE here: https://www.cvjm-goettingen.de/volontaere.html

Training during the activity

You will take place in the official starting and mid-term-seminar, also in our leadership-training for the local volunteers. For more detailed information have a look on our website before applying. We will not answer to application that can be sent to everybody.

Participant profile

We are searching for volunteers, willing to learn German, who are ready to be flexible, creative, social and responsible. Our job is with children and young people so we need active volunteers who are really into youth work and organising events, camps, and if you have own ideas – your own projects. You must be open minded for Christian values, (perfect would be a YMCA background), and it would be excellent if you have experiences in youth work. You have to be open to work with international people and must not be afraid of responsibilities.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/04/2023 to 31/03/2024


Activity location

Baurat-Gerber-Straße 2, 37073 Göttingen 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, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories


Activity topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

No application deadline