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Meet our Hosting Organisations in Greifswald and the region of Vorpommern!

An open sewing or printing workshop, cultural and educational projects, kindergartens, solidarity agriculture, youth centres - and much more! Our amazing hosting organizations offer interesting tasks and learning opportunities for everybody.

For more information, contact details and availability of open volunteering positions, check out the portfolios below. Click on the pictures or names of the hosting organizations to learn more.

The abbreviations behind the descriptions indicate available positions in the two programmes Bundesfreiwilligendienst ("BFD") and the European Solidarity Corps ("ESC").

Open positions for the European Solidatity Corps 2024/25

You are interested in spending one year as a volunteer in our region "Vorpommern"? Below you find information about the available open positions for ESC volunteers.

You can check the German version of this page for additional available positions in the federal volunteering programme "Bundesfreiwilligendienst" (BFD). Please note, that applying as a BFD volunteer is more complicated and usually requires additional personal funds. You can contact us for further information or check the available English-speaking information on the programme's webpage.

Programme start for all open international positions is September 9th 2024 (arrival day).

To apply, please send a motivational letter (approx. 1 page A4, no pictures, no videos, in PDF format) to application[ät]turbina-pomerania.org. The letter should be addressed to the hosting organization of your choice and answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to spend one year as a volunteer in this specific organization?
  • What do you hope / expect to learn?
  • What do you think you will contribute to the organization?
  • What is your previous experience in the working field of the organization and/or as a volunteer in your country
  • What are your hobbies and other topics of interest?

There is no deadline for applications. Instead, open positions will be assigned on an ongoing basis.

Please note: We advise picking one hosting organization to apply that fits your personal interests the most. This way you can explain your motivation the best. We do not accept applicants who apply to more than two hosting placements.

Open Positions 2024/25

STRAZE Culture

Exhibitions, theater, concerts, readings, parties, film screenings... in the STRAZE there is room for culture of all kinds | BFD & ESC

Kindergarten Wilde 9

A special natural kindergarten in Guest, about 7km from Greifswald | BFD & ESC

Gutshaus Ramin

A former manor house in the border region with Poland with plenty of space for art and culture | BFD & ESC

Solawi Stralsund

A Community Solidary Agriculture project in Stralsund | ESC

Kloster Rambin

A monestary and community projekt in Rambin (Island of Rügen) | ESC

How to Apply?

To apply, please send a motivational letter (approx. 1 page A4, no pictures, no videos) to application[ät]turbina-pomerania.org.

The letter should be addressed to the hosting organization and answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to spend one year as a volunteer in this specific organization?
  • What do you hope / expect to learn?
  • What do you think you will contribute to the organization?
  • What is your previous experience in the working field of the organization and/or as a volunteer in your country
  • What are your hobbies and other topics of interest?

There is no deadline for applications. Instead, open positions will be assigned on an ongoing basis. Being fast is recommended :-)

Programme Details

General Conditions for all ESC positions in Vorpommern

The same general conditions apply to all volunteers in the European Solidarity Corps concerning working hours, funding and other aspects.

You will:

  • receive pocket money and money for food expenses each month (according to the applicable amount set by the German National Agency each year)
  • receive compensation for travel expenses in the form of a lump-sum (according to the distance between your home address and your hosting organisation)
  • receive free medical-, travel-, and third-party insurance
  • have the opportunity to study German during your voluntary year
  • live together with other (international) volunteers in a shared appartment close to your hosting organisation (each volunteer will have an own room with bathroom, kitchen and living room shared with the flatmates)
  • receive support with all essential things such as visa application (if applicable), registrational process in Germany, mobility in Germany, ...

Please see our FAQ page for questions such as "who is eligible to apply?" and "how much money will I receive?".

Greifswald? Vorpommern?

The city of Greifswald is located in the far North-East of Germany at the coast of the Baltic Sea and counts approx. 60.000 inhabitants. The closest metropolis is Szczezin in Poland, bigger cities in Germany are Berlin (3 hours) and Hamburg (4 hours) - all are easy to reach with local trains. With nearby ferry connections, Denmark and Sweden are also reachable destinations.

Greifswald is small - but has a lot to offer! Lots of (student) culture, beautiful nature, (maritime) sports activities and much more. Make sure, though, to pack your wind- and waterproof jacket ;-)

Greifswald is where you find our Turbina Pomerania office and where most of the hosting placements are located. Some are also located in the nearby region called "Vorpommern".