Volunteer Swap in Germany

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. was founded in 1952. Its core competences cover rescue, transport and medical services, first aid training, meals on wheels, social services, home care and youth work. It holds a state mandate for disaster preparedness and also has a department for international assistance providing humanitarian aid to people all across the world.

Please check travelling conditions and the latest developments of national regulations with your own organisation before leaving for a trip!

The Project

A team of 60 volunteers offers assistance to elderly people in Siegburg, a city in central Germany.
Our tasks include:
– Regular visits to isolated or lonely people
– Assistance to people who have to fill in official forms
– Computer, smartphone and tablet training specially designed for elderly people
– Transportation services for elderly people like to the nearby supermarket or the doctor´s office
– Weekly E-Bike tours and Nordic Walking courses to ensure physical fitness for everyone
– Conversation groups to practice the languages Dutch and English
– Game circles
– Various kinds of crafting workshops

Our services are free of charge, and all team members work on a voluntary basis.

The Volunteer

Volunteers of  JOIN members are invited to accompany the Johanniter team and get an impression of the tasks. Everyone is welcome to join.

Where?

Siegburg, Germany

When?

The project continues throughout the year,
Please feel free to join for a couple of days.

Who can apply?

No qualification or other certified skills are required.
Minimum age: 25 years
Languages: German or English

Other important information

Accommodation is provided by a host family, offering a separate room for the volunteer.
Food is included and free of charge.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org.

The Project

Thousands of people live in Berlin without a permanent address. They are acutely threatened, especially in the winter months. Johanniter Berlin help these people all year round. With hot meals and medical care. With warm homes and professional care. For a personal new start. Johanniter offers free anonymous medical care for destitute people in housing need with and without health insurance. Volunteer doctors and experienced medical staff provide free and unbureaucratic care for typical infectious diseases and medical problems resulting from difficult social living conditions. Typical activities include checking vital parameters and examining wounds and injuries. In addition to providing care, motivating patients to seek regular care is also of enormous importance.

The Volunteer

The volunteer is invited to accompany the Johanniter team, get an impression of the tasks and provide care on site. Everyone is welcome to join.

Where?

Berlin, Germany

When?

The project continues throughout the year. The shelter is open from November to April. The Kitchen is open daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May to October
Please plan at least 5 days.

Who can apply?

Every volunteer of JOIN members, aged over 18

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Food is usually provided, accommodation as available and upon request

Contact

If you are interested, please the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

The big Schattenberg ski jump in Oberstdorf is one of the most important Ski Jumping Hills in the world. Each year it attracts up to 38,000 visitors for the opening jumping competition of the Four Hills Tournament. More information on

https://www.vierschanzentournee.com/en/the-tournament/oberstdorf

Johanniter in Allgäu is located in the very south of Germany, close to the Austrian and Swiss borders. The region of Allgäu stretches from the prealpine lands up to the Alps and is notable for its beautiful landscapes.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in first aid and ambulance services.

Where?

Oberstdorf (region of Allgäu), Bavaria, Germany.

When?

On 28th and 29th December 2022

Who can apply?

Every St John volunteers aged over 18.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Accommodation and food will be provided.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the join office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

The FIS Cross-Country World Cup is an annual cross-country skiing competition, arranged by the International Ski Federation (FIS) since 1981. One stage of the races will take place in Obersdorf in early January. More information on

https://www.skisprungarena-oberstdorf.de/events/fis-tour-de-ski-2022-2023.html

Johanniter in Allgäu is located in the very south of Germany, close to the Austrian and Swiss borders. The region of Allgäu stretches from the prealpine lands up to the Alps and is notable for its beautiful landscapes.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in first aid and ambulance services.

Where?

Oberstdorf (region of Allgäu), Bavaria, Germany.

When?

On 3rd and 4th January 2023

Who can apply?

Every St John volunteers aged over 18.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Accommodation and food will be provided.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the join office at join.office@johanniter.org

The Project

The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup is a competition organized yearly by the International Ski Federation, representing the highest level in international competition for this sport. More information on

https://www.skisprungarena-oberstdorf.de/events/fis-weltcup-nordische-kombination.html

Johanniter in Allgäu is located in the very south of Germany, close to the Austrian and Swiss borders. The region of Allgäu stretches from the prealpine lands up to the Alps and is notable for its beautiful landscapes.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in first aid and ambulance services.

Where?

Oberstdorf (region of Allgäu), Bavaria, Germany.

When?

On 4th and 5th February 2023

Who can apply?

Every St John volunteers aged over 18.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Accommodation and food will be provided.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the join office at join.office@johanniter.org