Construction and Environmental Projects in Germany
97% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Construction and Environmental Projects in Germany

Volunteers For Peace, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization, has offered international volunteer opportunities for over 30 years. You choose from nearly 3,000 projects in over 90 countries. Each year, almost 1,000 volunteers engage in these projects to explore a new place, strengthen communication and leadership skills, and build cultural understanding and connections around the world.

Each year, choose from over 250 volunteer projects that last 2 to 3 weeks in Germany. Volunteer project themes include renovation, construction, historic preservation, archaeology, festivals, environmental projects like trail building, park maintenance, education, organic farming, working with specific social demographics like children, the elderly and mentally or physically handicapped individuals, and many more! VFP projects provide you with the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service while living and interacting in an intercultural environment.

Locations
Europe » Germany
Length
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
Language
English
Housing
Hostel
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Each project has a $500 registration fee ($650 for teens) that includes accommodation, food, leadership and work materials during the project. Some projects have an extra fee that is payable to our partner organization upon arrival and will be listed individually on each project page on our website. Please contact us with any questions!

Program Reviews

  • Impact
    90%
  • Support
    83%
  • Fun
    83%
  • Value
    97%
  • Safety
    93%

Program Reviews (3)

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Max
Male
24 years old
Burlington, Vermont
Bishop's University

Amazing 2 Weeks

10/10

My two weeks volunteering in Germany was amazing. The group of international participants were very interesting to meet and by the end we felt like a big family. It was sad to leave everybody. Working in the town of Kell was great, because it was within walking distance from the house we were staying at. We had an entire area of beautiful scenery within our grasp, and it was all at our disposal. Working with Helge, the groundskeeper at the house, was great. He was one of the most hardworking and kind men I have ever met. And sharing our different cultures but still realizing we all had a lot in common was the best part. My mind and worldview is forever changed because of this experience and I would love to do it again!

How can this program be improved?

One thing I would change is that we couldn't really leave Kell very easily because the Trier bus system isn't so great once it leaves Trier, and the car only had space for 5 of us, but there were 10. We ended up finding a solution by meeting a local who drove some of us, but it would have been nice to maybe have transportation available for the entire group right from the start. A few plans we had had to be canceled because we couldn't bring the entire group.

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Peggy
Female
24 years old
Taipei, Taiwan
Other

nice and fun

9/10

I joined yap last summer, it was one of the best memories in my life. We painted a outdoor theatre to convey the concept of peace. And try to tell the young teenagers not to paint something bad on the wall. If they do want to paint, paint some ideas worth spreading.
the members from 5 different countries have lots of talks for cultural exchanging, which is in our daily life. It's a great opportunity to learn from others.

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saelDC
Female
24 years old
Washington, DC
Other

An amazing way to learn about German culture

10/10

The work of the 13-person team was to do landscaping and restoration of an old chapel that had been abandoned after WWII. The work was fun and satisfying, and the local community was outstanding. We were in a tiny village and they treated us very well, hosting dinner parties and taking us on a castle tour. We also happened to be there during the World Cup being held in Berlin. The country was positively abuzz with excitement and even national pride. The local community group paid for us to take a weekend trip to Berlin for the final, but for the games that occurred prior to that, we dragged the couch outside through a window, set up a television, and enjoyed some beers and friendly rivalries under the evening sky. It was an amazing experience in a part of Germany I would never have visited otherwise, and I couldn't have been happier.

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Volunteers For Peace (VFP) is a U.S. based non-profit organization that operates within the global networks of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), Service Civil International (SCI) and the Alliance of European Voluntary Service to provide meaningful cross-cultural engagement opportunities to thousands of

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