Fair for Voluntary work, Traineeship and Internships in Germany and abroad

On the 9th of may 2015 the Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is organising a fair for youth which topic will be: Volunteering and internship in the inland and abroad.

From 2pm to 7pm there will be representatives form different organisations and associations at the Marta-Fraenkel-Saal in the Hygiene-Museum Dresden. They will present their programmes to the students and pupils to inform them about the various options they have, to volunteer in Germany or countries all over the world.

Gaining practical experiences is getting more and more importante for todays young people. For those who diden't do an internship or a practical year in any other way it is quite difficult to land a job. Many youth want to work honorary or as a trainee after they finished school or university. But often it is not clear, to whom they have to approach, what groundwork you have to do and what kind of experiences you have to expect.
During the fair students shall get the opportunity to talk to responisble persons and to compare experiences with active volunteers to reduce incertitudes and fears. Furthermore the fair should show that there are many different possibilities to volunteer in many different sectors. As a participant in the program of a voluntary cultural/ ecological or social year everyone can get the chance to work in an area of his own interests.

The event is part of the project Democratic Ownership and Civic Partnership in Europe (DOCPIE) in which the Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V cooperates with 14 european partnerinstitutions which are mentoring the volunteers in their homecountries. These partners will be at the fair aswell.


Date: 09.05.2015

Time: 14:00-19:00 Uhr

Venue: Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Marta-Fraenkel-Saal

Cooperation partners:

  • Landeshauptstadt Dresden - Abteilung Europäische und Internationale Angelegenheiten
  • Kulturbüro Dresden
  • Europa direkt
  • Verein Junger Freiwilliger

The Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. will introduce the european volunteering sevice (EVS) via the programme Erasmus+ to the students by presentations, workshops and discussions. The fair visitors are invited to participate since many of our colleagues are in Dresden because of their european volunteering service. For this reason they can hand insider information to the german students who want to visit an other country in Europe.

Besides the Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. there will be several other representatives at the fair. For exampele the Verein Junger Freiwilliger (VJF) from Berlin, Europa Direkt e.V from Dresden and consultans from the Bundesamtes für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Angelegenheiten.

The VJF is a non-profit-making society which is responsible for youthwork in Germany and worldwide. It offers international workcams in more than 70 countries all over the world and organizes 35 international workcams a year. At the fair presenting this type of volunteering work will be the key aspect of VJF.

The Europa Direkt e.V. is an international team consisting of Germans, Frenchman and people form Poland. It is initiator and organizer of international education projects. AT the fair they will present options for internships abroad.

The Bundesamtes für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Angelegenheiten coordinates the volunteering programmes in Germany and its representatives from Dresden are looking forward to answer the questions about the BFD.
Furthermore there will be a stand from the Kulturbüro Dresden where you can get information about the judical background you have to think about if you want to take place in a volunteering programme or an internship.

After the fair we will have an EVS party. Starting at 10pm where you can meet other volunteers from all around Dresden.