Become a


We inform you

As a youth support worker you might have to or like to accompany refugees move legally from one country to another within the EU. As a volunteer or a friend you might know a refugee who lives within a EU member state irregularly or wish to build a stable life in another country in the EU.

moveurope! uses existing tools shaped by the current visa procedures to present legal alternative to irregular secondary movements, using mobility programmes available for refugees to legally move within EU member states, such as:

short-term mobility programmes:
lasting less than 90 days (i.e. 3 months) and, therefore, do not require a visa: youth exchanges, internship, short-term volunteering.

long-term mobility programmes:
lasting more than 3 months which require a visa for educational or training purposes: long-term European or national voluntary services, apprenticeship, internship

If you would like further information regarding this subject please check our training calendar and find out which workshops are coming up. (Training calendar coming soon)

Together with various external trainers, we regularly organise and conduct info events and workshops (available online or offline) in different languages on the following topics:

  • European asylum law
  • Rights of refugees in europe
  • Open migration pathways – possibilities to move to another european country, live and work there
  • Migration and integration- “Welcome without paternalism”

Become a moveurope! supporter

moveurope! supports refugees to benefit from mobility opportunities using visa procedures available from the european countries in which they legally reside. We do so by organising these mobility opportunities and accompanying young migrants within these. Depending on the mobility programme chosen and the conditions as well as requirements to participate in it, it can be an intense process in which we are always looking for support.

For example

If you are in close contact with refugees interested in the moveurope! programme, it can be really valuable to work together with you.,.

You may be familiar with the regional job market or know local organisations interested in moveurope!. You can support us by searching for an apprenticehsip, internship, voluntary service placement for refugees.

You could also support us with the visa application.

Have a look at our brochure and mobility guide to better understand our moveurope! framework and how it works. We also provide training on these topics if you would like to become more confident in the field.

Contact us if you need help accompanying someone or if you want to learn more about how you can get involved.


In Germany, there are many opportunities to volunteer. 

You can do a voluntary service or civic service in the social, ecological or cultural field.

• Usually full-time employment with entitlement to regular vacation • Offers various training seminars for the volunteers • Social insurance is provided by the employer • Pocket money of up to 414 € is provided • Accommodation can be provided, but it is not guaranteed

There are different national types of voluntary service and also the European voluntary service (ESC programme).


Depending on the program there are age limits (16-27 years) but there are also programs open to people up to 99 years.



Normally, a voluntary service lasts between 6-12 months; 

usually 6-12 months (officially possible time frame: 6–24 months)


During your voluntary service, you normally get pocket money, accommodation and board from the organization you are volunteering for, you receive access to language courses, training and seminars and will meet other young people that volunteer in Germany.