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Work experience is essential for getting a job. The Young Workers Volunteer Program is aimed at young adults who want to clarify career goals and gain intercultural knowledge.

This 12-months program provides you with an easily accessible opportunity for effecting positive societal change through volunteering, while improving your skills and competences for personal, educational, and professional development. Non-formal and formal learning opportunities during the program will enable you to acquire essential competences for personal growth in order to become an Active Global Citizen, thereby improving your employment prospects and facilitating your transition into the labor market.

The various projects in this program are looking for young, highly motivated team members to play an active part in their organization and to contribute to the daily work routine of the organization. The following project is one of the projects participating in the program.

Project Description: Youth Hostel near Essen and Wuppertal

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Program, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work in a youth hostel in Germany. The project is located near the cities of Essen and Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia, Western Germany. As a Young Worker you will work in a youth hostel that receives many guests, including large groups such as choirs, orchestras, sport groups, school classes, AFS volunteers and church groups. Besides dormitories, it offers seminar and meeting rooms of different sizes.

  • Youth Hostel near Essen and Wuppertal
  • Receives many guests including international tourists and large groups
  • Working language is German
  • 12-months program participation
  • 180 beds in single and shared rooms
  • two floors accessible for people with disabilities
  • Table tennis, table football and sports area

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual
  • Program highlights
    • You will receive a monthly pocket money of 300 € for board and personal expenses
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 27 vacation days
    • 25 training days and additional online training
    • Certificate of intercultural training
    • Certificate of employment and qualified reference from project
    • Networking activities with international program participants and German AFSers
    • Administrative and personal support for participants before and during the program
    • Young Workers do not need any specific training to participate in the program

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours