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

This 12-months programme 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 programme 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 programme are looking for young, highly motivated team members to play an active part in their organisation and to contribute to the daily work routine of the organisation. The following project is one of the projects participating in the programme.

Project Description: Youth Hostel on the Baltic Sea coast

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Programme, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work in one of the biggest institutions of youth hostelling in Germany.  As a Young Worker you will work in a youth hostel that offers affordable and safe accommodation for individual travellers and travelling groups. A home away from home. The hostel is part of the German Youth Hostel Association, a non-profit association, founded in 1909. The hostels are open to anyone looking for an alternative to hotels – families, backpackers, business travellers, travelling school and youth groups, etc. There are over 500 youth hostels in Germany, making it the largest member of the international youth association Hostelling International.

The project that is looking for a young, highly motivated team member is located in a picturesque small town (10.000 inhabitants) in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. The project is beautifully situated right on the bank of river Schlei near the scenic Baltic Sea coast (2 km) and close to the Danish-German border. It is the perfect location for all kinds of water sport: canoeing, SUP, (wind) surfing, kiting, etc. The town is connected to national public transport. The next bigger city is Flensburg (90.000 inhabitants, 35 km away).

This youth hostel specializes in offering sports activities and providing the necessary equipment: canoeing, hiking, camping, stand up paddling, etc.

  • Youth Hostel on the Baltic Sea coast
  • The project is looking for young adults who want to clarify career goals in the field of tourism, hotel management and hostelling
  • The project is located in a picturesque small town (10.000 inhabitants) in Schleswig-Holstein, beautifully situated on the bank of river Schlei near the scenic Baltic Sea coast (2 km)
  • It is the perfect location for all kinds of water sports at the Baltic Sea (2km away) or river Schlei: canoeing, SUP, (wind) surfing, kiting, etc.
  • Working language is German
  • 12-months program participation

The team at AFS Germany are looking forward to discussing the programmes with you and can be called on +49 40 399 222 856 between 9am and 3pm.

Alternatively apply now and we’ll call you back.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
    • Baltic Sea coast in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany
    • Germany
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual
  • Program highlights
    • You will receive a monthly pocket money of 360€ for personal expenses
    • Full board and lodging will be provided at the project
    • The project is looking for young adults who want to clarify career goals in the field of tourism, hotel management and hostelling
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 20 vacation days
    • 25 training days and additional online training
    • 100 teaching units German and additional online training
    • Certificate of intercultural training
    • Certificate of employment and qualified reference from project
    • Networking activities with international programme participants and German AFSers
    • Administrative and personal support for participants before and during the programme
    • Young Workers do not need any specific training to participate in the programme

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