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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Complete a Voluntary Ecological Year


The Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) gives young people the opportunity to actively work for the preservation of our nature and environmental protection after completing full-time compulsory schooling up to the age of 27. The FÖJ is particularly suitable for:

  • Time between school leaving certificate and vocational training or start of studies,
  • Career orientation as well as
  • Personality development and strengthening of the sense of responsibility for a sustainable approach to nature and the environment

The mission begins on 1 September and ends on 31 August of the following year. If you conclude an apprenticeship or study place, the contract can be terminated prematurely. The FÖJ participants work 40 hours a week in the field of nature and environmental protection, environmental education work with different target groups, care and planting work as well as public relations. In addition to the year-round work in the self-selected locations, five one-week educational seminars on various topics take place.

You should send your application documents to the sponsors recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment.

The Voluntary Ecological Year as substitute military service is only available in Saxony-Anhalt with the second FÖJ sponsor, the International Youth Community Services (ijgd e.V.) Landesverein Sachsen-Anhalt possible.

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Stiftung Umwelt, Natur- und Klimaschutz des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Steubenallee 2
39104 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
0391 5415056
0391 5415057