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You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.

Enter words here that describe what you are looking for (e.B. cut a tree) or a matter for citizens and companies (e.B. house construction, marriage).
Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Completing a voluntary social year


For all those who do not want to immediately plunge into professional life or studies, there is the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ).
In voluntary service, you will provide practical assistance in personal and direct contact with people. Your practical experience will be expanded in further qualifications and seminars.
Such a voluntary service usually lasts 12 months and can be extended to a maximum of 18 months and in exceptional cases to 24 months.
You will receive a monthly allowance as well as free food or cost compensation and, if necessary, free accommodation. The contributions to social security (health, pension, long-term care and unemployment insurance) are covered 100 percent by the institutions. You will continue to receive child benefit if you are under 25 years of age.

  • They are between 16 and 26 years old
  • the FSJ period will end before your 27th birthday
  • You have completed compulsory schooling (after the 9th or 10th grade, depending on the federal state)
  • You will complete the FSJ for at least 6 months
  • Application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae)

There are no costs for you.

The application deadlines vary from institution to institution.

The processing time varies depending on the carrier and facility.

You can apply directly to the place of employment or to an institution.

- Forms: partial

- Online procedure possible: partial

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance required: yes

Before you start an FSJ, you need to think about which area you want to get involved in.

  • Apply to an institution in good time. Many FSJ providers offer an online form for this purpose. Some institutions require you to submit a written application.
  • If necessary, the institution will invite you to an interview.
  • If your application is successful, sign a contract. It specifies your place of work and the period of the FSJ.

In addition to the FSJ, there is the Federal Volunteer Service (BFD). There is no age limit here. Also related to the FSJ are the Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ), the Voluntary Year of Culture (FSJ Culture) and the Voluntary Year in Political Life/Democracy, Sports or Abroad

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd) LV Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.
Unter den Weiden 11 - 12
38820 Halberstadt, Stadt
03941 56520
03941 5652-52