About our Organisation

The ijgd is a specialist organisation for short- and long-term voluntary services. The charitable and independent organisation was founded by an initiative of pupils from Hannover after the Second World War. The aim was to support peace and the communication among nations. It is important for our work to acknowledge and appreciate the volunteers’ commitment. Our task as responsible body is to find volunteers and to support them in their reflection and later evaluation of their voluntary service. Ijgd, as a charity and through ist work with the instrument “voluntary service“, wants to sharpen the understanding of young people for their responsibilities in society and their scope to bring about change.

Programmes with whom these organisations work:

Affiliations with umbrella organisations and networks:

Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations
Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service bei der UNESCO (CCIVS)
Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. (IJAB)
Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Jugendhilfe (AGJ)<
Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB)
Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband (PWV)
Trägerkonferenz der Internationalen Jugendgemeinschafts- und Jugendsozialdienste

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Countries of operation:
Armenia, Belarus, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Ghana, Greece, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Irland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenia, Kirgisistan, Mexiko, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and USA

Participation in EVS:
Since the 96/97 cycle, the ijgd has been sending volunteers abroad within the framework oft he European Voluntary Service and since the 98/99 cycle it has been also receiving and coordinating EVS volunteers.


ijgd Berlin, Glogauer Straße 21, 10999 Berlin
ijgd Bonn, Kasernenstraße 48, 53111 Bonn
ijgd Halberstadt, Westendorf 26, 38820 Halberstadt
ijgd Hildesheim, Zingel 15, 31134 Hildesheim
ijgd Potsdam, Schulstraße 9, 14482 Potsdam
ijgd Wismar, Hinter dem Chore 13-15, 23966 Wismar