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.

  • You will be covered by national health and accident insurance. Regarding travel insurance, please contact your national contact point.

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 FIS Ski Flying World Cup will be held at the Heini-Klopfer Ski Jump in Oberstdorf.

From 22 – 25 February 2024, the ski jump in Stillachtal near Oberstdorf will be the centre of attention for ski jumping fans. In addition to a superteam competition, two individual competitions will also be held this weekend.

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 pre-alpine lands up to the Alps and is notable for its beautiful landscapes.

Find all information at https://www.skifliegen-oberstdorf.com/

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in first aid and ambulance services.

Where?

Oberstdorf (region of Allgäu), Bavaria, Germany.

When?

Friday 22nd to Sunday 25th February 2024

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

 

Project

The Southside Festival is an annual music festival in the Southwest of Germany with around 65 000 visitors. The Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe is commissioned to provide first aid and medical cover for visitors and guests of the festival in Neuhausen ob Eck.  

The Volunteer

The volunteer will be providing first aid and medical cover to visitors of the festival as part of a crew at a medical service point.

The volunteer will get the chance to work closely together with our volunteers and learn about the organisational structure of a temporary large-scale paramedical service in Germany. During the day off (Tuesday) the volunteer will get the chance to explore the region. A maximum of four volunteers can participate.

Where?

Ravensburg and Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany.

Ravensburg is a medieval town near Lake Constance and the Alps, in one of Germany’s premiere holiday regions.

When?

Monday, 17th to Monday, 24th June 2024

Arrival on Monday, 17th June, before 6 p.m.

Who can apply?

All volunteers of JOIN member organisations aged over 18 that have at least a First Aid education of around 60 hours.

Languages: English, German

Other important information

Accommodation is free of charge. You will be quartered at a location nearby.

It is possible to visit the concerts free of charge during off-duty hours.

Clothing sizes should be known beforehand and as soon as possible, to allow us to provide sufficient work clothes.

Contact

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