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 Schieder Lake in the heart of Germany hosts the annual music event with soap bubbles, beats and fireworks. It attracts hundreds of people who celebrate and enjoy the music, fun and spectacle at the beautiful scenic location.

The Volunteer

Maximum 5 volunteers will join the team of Johanniter Germany and provide medical first aid cover for the event.

Where?

Schieder-Schwalenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

When?

12th  – 13th July 2024

Who can apply?

Volunteers over the age of 18 with training and experience with medical services at Events

Other important information

Languages: German or English

Meals and accommodation: Food is provided during the first aid service. We are happy to assist you with finding affordable accommodation. Food outside the service will be at own expenses.

Contact

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

The Project

The Johanniter regional association of Berlin will be providing medical services at the Berlin Marathon in September. The 50th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON offers runners one of the largest running stages in the world. Be there when around 45,000 runners get the city moving.

The Volunteer

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

Where?

28th to 29th of September 2024, Berlin, Germany

When?

Arrival: 27th September 2024

Departure: 29th or 30th September 2024

Who can apply?

Every volunteer of JOIN member organisations, aged over 18 years.

Languages: English B2 or German

Medical Qualification: Paramedic, First Responder, Advanced First Aid

Other important information

Complete personal protective equipment including safety shoes is required.

Food and accommodation will be provided.

Application Deadline:

8th June 2024

Contact

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