With the conclusion of Germany’s compulsory military service on July 1st, 2011, the “International Youth Volunteers Service” (IJFD) – formerly “Voluntary Social Service Year” (FSJ) – was launched.
One of the positive aspects of this new program is that female volunteers can now benefit from the financial backing that under the terms of the FSJ only male volunteers doing alternative civilian service were entitled to. In addition to this, the federal “weltwärts” (“world-wards”) volunteers service was launched.
Globe Mission can offer advice to those interested in applying as well as liaise with missionaries to identify service locations potentially of interest to the volunteers. Since 2005, more than 60 young volunteers have been sent out with Globe.