Mobility Programmes Available
moveurope! makes accessible the following short- and long-term mobilities for refugees in Europe. At the moment, we mainly organise mobilities towards Germany for refugees residing in another EU member state.
Together with our European partners, we constantly explore new mobility opportunities to make refugees’ mobility accessible all around Europe – coming soon!
(short and long term)
There are many opportunities to volunteer in Germany.
You can do a short or long-term voluntary service in the social, ecological, cultural or political field.
The vocational training in Germany is a mix of theory (school) and praxis (work in a company) and takes 1-3 years, offering you to become a qualified professional and stay in Germany to find work in your field.
You could do a voluntary service in a Kindergarten for 10 months, where you support the daily work with the children, from preparing their meals, playing or accompanying excursions.
Or you could do a voluntary service of 6 months where you work in a natural park and support the ranger to build new paths, take care of the plants and animals.
- Full- or part-time activities
- Training seminars included
- Liability insurance covered
- Pocket money of up to 414 € per month
- Start: possible all year long, but mainly in Autumn (general period to apply: January to April)
- Possibly provided, depending on the hosting organisation:
– language courses
– extra trainings
Volunteering in Germany:
- National programmes
- European programmes (European Solidarity Corps)
- Depending on the programmes there are age limits (16-27 years) but some programmes are also open to people up to 99 years
- Language: good English skills needed, no German language level required but can be helpful
- Have valid residence permits, valid passport, valid insurance card in one of the EU countries
- For stays longer than 3 months, a visa is required: we support you with the visa procedure
- All around Germany
- Different kinds of institutions, NGOs and associations:
– Social field: Kindergarten, hospitals, elderly care centers, …
– Ecological field: natural and wildlife reserves, animal care centers, gardening and agriculture …
– Cultural: theater, art galleries, festivals, museums, …
– Political: governmental institutions, municipalities, political organisations, …
- Short mobilities: 14 days up to 2 months
- Long mobilities: 2 to 24 months (usually: 6 to 12 months)
- Discover the country and culture
- Meet new people and become part of a network of volunteers
- Learn a new language or improve your language skills
- Explore and acquire new skills in a professional environment
- During your stay, it can give you the possibility to find an apprenticeship or other opportunity to remain permanently in Germany
If your dream is to become a baker, you do a 3-years vocational training where you work in a bakery and learn in school. With this apprenticeship, you will become qualified and have the opportunity to find a job as a baker in Germany.
Apprenticeship or vocational training is the best-known form of training and takes place at two learning locations: in the company and in the vocational school. This is why it is also called dual training.
- Usual start: Aug-Oct each year
- Deadlines: mostly fix deadlines, beginning of the year
- Remuneration (€, €€, €€€)
- Insurance through company
- B1 German language level required (or confirmed by employer; exception: care sector)
- Often, a school degree is required. For most apprenticeships a secondary school diploma is sufficient (Hauptschulabschluss in Germany equivalent to 9 years).
- No age limit, but companies prefer young apprentices
- A visa is required: we support you with the visa procedure
In Germany there are more than 300 recognized apprenticeships.
2 to 4 years
- visa directly transformed into residence permit for apprenticeship
- financial support for apprentices is applicable (BAB)
- possibility to have an extra work > 10 hours allowed
- German professional qualification (also recognised in all the EU countries)
- residence permit for job hunting of 1 year in Germany (work allowed)
- long-term perspective