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Application Process

***Applications are closed***

After much consideration we have decided to move the cycle of our South-North voluntary service. From 2019 onwards, volunteers will start their service during Summer instead of Spring. The application period for a departure in August 2020 will be in November and Dezember 2019.

Sending Organisations in India

As in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 CEE - Centre for Environment Education in Ahmedabad, Gujarat will probably act as the sending organisation for the volunteers from India in 2020.


Application and Preparation Process

After the application deadline, selected applicants will be invited to an orientation day organised in cooperation with the Indian sending organisation to get to know prospective volunteers a little better. On the day, coordinated by former Indian volunteers, we will give more information on the sending organisation, the voluntary service programme itself and the placements. Also, current German volunteers in India will present the partner organisation KURVE Wustrow in Germany. It is a good opportunity for the applicants and us to determine whether we match well.

Immediately after the orientation day, applicants can reaffirm whether they would like to participate and the sending and placement organisations will choose the successful candidates. Only after such mutual agreement will the actual preparation for the voluntary service begin.

About a month before departure to Germany, there will be a preparation seminar addressing organisational matters as well as topics related to individual preparation and sensitivity. Additionally, the volunteers will have opportunity to get to know each other and learn more details about the placement projects in Germany, where they are going to do their service. This seminar is also organised by the sending organisation in India. As during the orientation day, German volunteers currently doing their service in India will support the facilitation.


How to apply!

If you are interested in applying for a South-North voluntary service please read the following Information sheet and the Placement Descriptions. You should then fill out the following application form and along with a photo and a copy of your passport or birth certificate send it to us at exchange(at)