Eurowerkstatt has a big network of hosting projects in Jena! We coordinate the application process, the prearrangements and the mentoring of the European volunteers coming to Jena. Our ten hosting projects are mainly active in the field of child and youth welfare or international youth work.

Practical Arrangements

The duration of a voluntary service within the framework of the “European Solidarity Corps” in Jena is 12 months: Our project starts on the 1st September 2020 and lasts until the 31st of August 2021. A sending organisation will help you with the prearrangements in your home country and we will welcome and support you, as soon as you all arrive to Jena. After our “month of orientation” you will know your new home town, the daily life in Germany and your fellow volunteers and you can start working at your hosting project!

We and your sending organisation will take care of everything important: Your insurance, the application for Visa, your travel costs, your accommodation in Jena, a language course and your intercultural trainings and seminars. You will receive pocket money and food allowance, which will be approximately 400€/month. All in all, you don’t have to pay for your volunteering service!
On the other hand, you have to work 30h – 35h per week on 5 days in your hosting project, but you have 2 days off per month. We organise three intercultural trainings for the the group of volunteers in Jena and you have to participate in two seminar weeks, which will be organised by the National Agency of the “European Solidarity Corps.”


How to become a volunteer in Jena
– information about our application process
– our application forms


The network of hosting projects
– presentation of the hosting projects
– information about the tasks for the volunteers


Living in Jena
– information about your accommodation
– pictures of the house, the garden and the flats