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 Johanniter regional association of Munich is located in Bavaria’s capital city. The association has The European Championships Munich 2022 will be the biggest sports event in Germany since the 1972 Summer Olympics. 

From 11th – 21st August 2022, European sport will be united as its best athletes compete for the highest accolade of their sport on the continent – the title of ‘European Champion’. The second edition of the European Championships will feature nine Olympic sports: Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Canoe Sprint, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing, Sport Climbing, Table Tennis, and Triathlon. Along with the Olympiapark at the heart of the event, the entire city will be part of the glorious spectacle of sport and culture. Find more information at https://www.munich2022.com/en

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in the medical service and treat patients together with the local Johanniter paramedics.

Where?

Olympia Stadion in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

When?

Arrival: Thursday, 11th August 2022

Departure: Saturday, 21st August 2022

Feel free to join for a shorter period. At least 3 days.

Who can apply?

Volunteers of JOIN member organisations, aged over 18

Languages: English or German

Medical Qualification: Paramedic, First Responder, First Aid

Other important information

Food and accommodation will be provided.

Application deadline:

Monday, 18 July 2022

Contact

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

Project

The Parookaville Festival is an open-air music festival that assembles electronic dance music artists from all over the world. From Thursday, 21st to Monday, 25th June, the sixth Parookaville Festival will take place on the 700-hectare event grounds of Niederrhein Airport and the adjacent meadows.

Weather permitting, the organisers expect a total of 76,700 visitors per day. Of these, 42,700 people will be able to stay overnight on the adjacent meadows of the festival grounds in the form of several tent sites. The Parookaville Festival is one of Germany’s biggest Festivals including artists such as Afrojack, Armin van Buren, Alle Farben, Scooter and many more. Read all details at: www.parookaville.com

The Volunteer

The volunteers will be helping with the first aid coverage of the event as part of the team of first responders in one of the response centres. Johanniter Germany has been in charge of the festival since the beginning, so it can draw on its own experience. The festival is a well-attended event, with a generally peaceful and happy audience. Experiences from this and similar festivals show that an injury rate of about one percent of the visitors is to be expected. In particular, excessive consumption of alcohol and surgical injuries to the musculoskeletal system (uneven camping terrain), or a combination of both, can be cited as causes. We have all activities on offer. Guiding, logistics, paramedics, bicycle relay, etc.

Where?

Airport-Ring 1, 47652 Weeze, Germany

When?

Thursday, 21st until Monday, 25th July, no minimum length of stay. A shuttle to and from the airport or train station can be provided.

Who can apply?

All volunteers of JOIN members, aged over 18 with at least a first aid training.

Many different posts are available.

Languages: English and/or German

Application deadline

You can apply as soon as possible before the 18th July.

Other important information

All meals will be provided by Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

Accommodation in tents. You can also bring your own tents.

Contact

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

The Project

From 14th to 18th July, the Feel Festival will take place in Lichterfeld (Elbe-Elster district). Around 15,000 visitors are expected there. A diverse subcultural line up including, Indie, Rock, Hip-Hip, and Electro mark this diverse and tolerant event. The regional association of southern Brandenburg of the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. provides the medical service for the festival.

Read all details at https://feel-festival.de

The Volunteer

With the international audience at the event, volunteers are welcome to join and support the team of Johanniter Germany as paramedics.

Where?

Lichterfeld, Elbe-Elster distrit, Bandenburg

When?

Thursday, 14th to Monday, 18th July.

Who can apply?

All JOIN volunteers aged over 18 that have at least a first aid training.

Languages: English and/or German

Other important information

Meals and accommodation will be provided by Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

Contact

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

The Project

The Elbenwald Festival will take place in Cottbus from 5th to 8th August, with around 10,000 expected visitors. Bands, Authors, Stars and Creators will bring together music, sports, cosplay, culture and literature and various workshops at the diverse and creative event. The regional association of southern Brandenburg of the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. provides the medical service for the festival. Read all details at https://www.elbenwald.de/Festival

The Volunteer

With the international audience, volunteers are welcome to join and support the team of Johanniter Germany as paramedics.

Where?

Spreeauenpark, Cottbus

When?

Friday, 5th to Monday, 8th August.

Who can apply?

All JOIN volunteers aged over 18 that have at least a first aid training.

Languages: English and/or German

Other important information

Meals and accommodation will be provided by Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

Contact

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

The Project

From 26th to 28th August, the singer festival will take place in Finsterwalde (Elbe-Elster district) with around 15,000 visitors expected at South Brandenburg’s largest folk music festival. The regional association of southern Brandenburg of the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. provides the medical service for this musical event.

Read all details at https://www.finsterwalder-saengerfest.de

The Volunteer

Volunteers are welcome to join and support the team of Johanniter Germany as paramedics. An international audience will be expected at the festival.

Where?

Finsterwalde (Elbe-Elster district)

When?

Friday, 26th to Sunday, 28th August

Who can apply?

All JOIN volunteers aged over 18 that have at least a first aid training.

Languages: English and/or German

Other important information

Meals and accommodation will be provided by Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.

Contact

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