European Year for Innovation and Creativity

Vereinigung Junger Freiwilliger e.V.

Germany Germany

The VJF e.V. was founded in March 1990 and is an officially recognised non-profit association for organising youth work, with the aim to expand the idea of international voluntary movements. The VJF organises international youth meetings with short term projects (workcamps) and long term projects (European Voluntary Service) and takes part in the responsibility considering the engagement in the Voluntary Ecological Year within a period of one year. Every year we organise around 30-40 international workcamps and bilateral projects in Germany and offer around 600 workcamp places to the German volunteers to go to our partner organisations in almost 60 different countries in the world. VJF e.V. works with EVS from 1997 as Sending- and Hosting organisation. Since 2000 we are also responsible as a coordinating organisation for other hosting projects within the EVS. Furthermore, the VJF runs a Project and Meeting place in the outskirts of Berlin, which can be used for seminars and freetime activities for german and international groups.There are 6 employees and one volunteer (voluntary ecological year) at the VJF - office or in the Meeting place. The target group of our daily work is mostly young people between 16 and 27 years (workcamps, EVS, voluntary ecological year). The project and meeting place is open to people of every age.

Monique Weigelt   

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