VOLUNTARY WORK

TRACES THAT STAY

CONTACTINFO

EBM INTERNATIONAL

Gottfried-Wilhelm-Lehmann-Straße 4
14641 Wustermark
Germany

Phone: +49 33234 74-150
Fax: +49 33234 74-145
Email: info@ebm-international.org

GOING WORLDWIDE WITH VOLUNTEERS

SERVE is a volunteer service for young people that offers to meet their neighbor from far way, to open up to each other, and to learn from each other. You have the chance to give God and people your time, your strength, and your creativity.

EBM INTERNATIONAL is working with “Hoffnung International e.V.” to offer a program for people to do a developmental voluntary service for 6 to 12 months. They can work either with children and youth, or in IT, or in the medical field. Volunteers between the ages of 18 and 28 can apply for financial support within the “weltwärts” program.

The countries of assignment for volunteers in Africa are South Africa (English) and Malawi (English) at the moment. In Latin America we offer places in Argentina (Spanish). Even India (English) is a choice.

We always check country of assignment and the time available as well as language skills of the applicant (we require basic language skills of the national language).

Living in a foreign place with a different culture, a different language, and different concepts requires psychological resilience, sociability, and certain physical conditions that are necessary for this work that is sometimes aggravated by climatic circumstances. We expect our volunteers to adapt to cultural and ethical factors on site.

It is a challenge to cope in a different country and in a different culture. At the beginning you have to get used to a lot of new things like language, lifestyle and values, customs and foods, noises and smells. These kind of changes often cause some kind of culture shock. This is one of the examples and topics we discuss in our 2 week preparation class.

Some look back at their time as a volunteer at the evaluation class and say:

“My time in Cameroon was the most valuable, helpful, instructive, challenging, and colorful time of my life.”

“My time in Mozambique was eating mangos and being free, doubting and suffering, happiness, adventure, everyday life and low point at the same time.”

“My time in Malawi was neither the best nor nicest time in my life, but maybe it was the most important time.”

“I was able to experience relationships without facebook and whatsapp.”

“In Mozambique I was able to experience so much more than what the media and other sources are often trying to tell us.”

“I was strongly affected by seeing this hopelessness and I often felt quite helpless.”

“The biggest challenge for me was the feeling of loneliness.”

“At first I thought that the voluntary service would change my life completely.”

REPORTS

DayCare Mamelodi EN

DayCare Mamelodi EN

You are looking at a colorful wall painted with motives like Mickey Mouse and giraffes when you are walking on a busy street in Mamelodi. There is loud honking from the cabs, which never seems to stop and you hear noise from playing children behind colorful grids at certain times of day.
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Children’s Home Uppada

Children’s Home Uppada

On the campus of Jesus Loves Ministries there is a sewing school, the Bethel Ashram children’s home for boys, and the St. Pauls School for nursery up to seventh grade. In this place, you are mainly working with the 15 boys from the children’s home that you grow fond of quickly.
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Children’s Home Norberto Haase

Children’s Home Norberto Haase

In the children’s home “Norberto Haase” in Alem there are about 60 children. They live together in their homes in family groups of 12 boys and girls. In the mornings, we help the housemothers. After lunch and the siesta break, we are usually with the children in the homes.
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APPLICATION

You can download the application forms right here, complete them, and send them back to us. Just click here and receive all necessary information.

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MATERIAL

You are not quiet sure? No problem. Have a look at our material and don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquiries.

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DATES


Receipt of application for 2020/2021
Please hand in your application after having talked to us.

Preparation Class for Volunteers 2021/2022
Planned for July 2021 (2 weeks)

Evaluations Class for Volunteers 2019/2020
Online May/June 2020