Being volunteer in Halle and surrounding
International longterm voluntary services is one area of work of Friedenskreis Halle e.V. Within that area, we inform on such services, send volunteers abroad and host volunteers Germany.
In hosting volunteers from abroad in Germany we operate
- as coordinating organisation for services in cooperation with different sending organisations abroad and at different places of assignment in Halle and surrounding and
- as place of assignment ourselves.
We operate via two funding programs with differences mainly at administrative level:
- the European program “Erasmus+” to implement the "European voluntary service EVS" (within the European Solidarity Corps ESC) and
- the German program “weltwärts” to implement the developmental voluntary service “weltwärts”.
A service lasts 12 months and usually starts mid september each year.
We understand and designed our services as peace and learning services. We want to offer volunteers a opportunity to learn in different fields and to get involved with peace.
Regarding the activities taking place during the service this means, that a service comprises
- Practical work in one or two place(es) of assignment (30h/week)
- Active participation in the accompanying seminars (25days)
- Service related activities (around 8h/week): Active participation in accompanying programme, implementation of own project, occupation with and/or engagement in topics and activities of (local) civil society, learning German in depth
We welcome everybody who meets the administrative criteria and feels ready for a service with us.
For information about Friedenskreis Halle e.V., the specific upset of the service as peace and learning service, preparation of the service and living in Halle, check:
- Information booklet "Welcome!"
- Mission statement
- Berichte (reports) of actual and former volunteers of Friedenskreis Halle
For information about the places of assignment we cooperate with, check the profiles for each:
- Lebens(t)raum e.V., program: weltwärts, profile
- Kita Marktspatzen, program: weltwärts, profile
- Clara Zetkin e.V., program: weltwärts, profile
- Kita St. Ulrich, program: weltwärts, profile
- S.C.H.I.R.M. Projekt, program: weltwärts, profile
- Friedenskreis Halle e.V., program: weltwärts, profile
- Kulturwerkstatt Grüne Villa, program: weltwärts, profile
- Pflanzgarten der Franckeschen Stiftungen
- Kinder- und Jugendhaus e.V., program: weltwärts, profile
- Bürgerhaus „alternativE“, Humanistischer Regionalverband e.V., program: weltwärts, profile
- KindElternZentrum Lieskau, program: weltwärts/EFD, profile
- Welcome-Treff der Freiwilligenagentur Halle-Saalkreis e.V.
- Hort der evangelischen Grundschule Halle, program: weltwärts, profile
For information about the different types of services we offer check:
- the European Youth Portal for information about the European Voluntary Service EVS resp. the European Solidarity Corps ESC and
- the Homepage of weltwärts for information about the weltwärts-service.
Permanent partner organisation (operating as sending organisations):
- Albania | Tirana | Tirana Ekspres
- Bosnia and Herzegovina | Jajce | Centar za obrazovanje i druženje (COD)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina | Sarajevo | Narko-NE
- Bosnia and Herzegovina | Brčkoa | SVITAC
- Kosovo | Prishtina/Gracanica | SCI GAIA
- Macedonia | Tearce | Center for Education and Development (CED)
- Macedonia | Skopje| Megjashi
- Serbia | Novi Sad | Volonterski Centar Vojvodine (VCV)
- Ruanda | Rwanda Youth Clubs for Peace Organisation (website under construction, mail to ryclupo[at]gmail.com)
- Spain | Trasmulas (Granada) | Intercultural Life
Coordinator Peace services - International voluntary services in Halle and surrounding: Bojana Matuzovic