International volunteering at the EJBM

Help, learn, grow

The EJBM is a placement site for international volunteer teams within the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). We regularly welcome groups of young people from all over the European Union (and beyond) to work on various projects in Magdeburg - your chance for an exciting international exchange an unforgettable experiences in Germany.

Key Facts

  • For everyone between 18 and 30 years
  • For volunteers from the program and partner countries
  • Work hours: ~38h / week
  • Pocket money
  • Free accommodation at the EJBM
  • Free catering

How to apply?

You can apply for our international volunteering opportunities via the European Youth Portal. Check out our upcoming team volunteering opportunities - there you will find the links to the respective online applications.

Applicants from Germany

Our ESC volunteer placements are also open to applicants from Germany.

Non-formal and informal education

Your benefits
Beside the main topic of every ESC volunteer service at the EJBM, there is much more to learn and discover. By living and working together in an international group, the following aspects are also made possible and are accompanied pedagogically:
European and global issues
Discuss and build awareness of new perspectives on issues such as environmental protection, social justice, and the rule of law
Intercultural exchange
Break down prejudices and stereotypes and gain a better understanding of different cultures, traditions, and ways of life; learn to avoid or resolve intercultural conflicts.
Master new situations and challenges while strengthening sovereignty, openness and self-confidence
Build networks
Establish international friendships that can also be useful for future projects and opportunities
Foreign languages
Use and train foreign languages in an international setting
Social skills
Work in teams, manage conflicts, build empathy
European identity
Experience togetherness
Logo: European Solidarity Corps
The EJBM is certified with the Quality Label of the European Solidarity Corps.

At a glance

What is ESC Team volunteering?

Short info

Short-term volunteer teams (team volunteering) are a type the European Solidarity Corps volunteer services: 10 to 40 young people from different countries in Europe meet for 2 to 8 weeks in order to work together on a project or on a specific topic.

Such a volunteer placement is a great opportunity to help where help is needed, learn new skills, spend time abroad, maybe learn a language - and definitely return with unforgettable memories. In addition to the project work, enough time and space is given to intercultural exchange during a joint leisure program.


You don't need any special previous experience. European Solidarity Corps volunteering is open to people aged 18-30 who live in program and partner countries.

. There is a common working language (usually English) that you should be able to speak to some extent. Of course, you will also learn a few words in the language of the other participants.

Costs and financing

Volunteer services in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps are generally free of charge. The costs for accommodation, meals and insurance are paid for you. Your travel expenses for getting there and back will be reimbursed (up to a certain limit). In addition, you will be paid an allowance per day for personal expenses. Volunteers also have access to a range of support services such as language training and educational courses.

Additional costs for special needs (such as disabilities) may also be covered.

Housing & Learning

Learn more about our house

In the quiet district of Ottersleben, in the very south of Magdeburg, the European Youth Education Centre is located in the Villa Böckelmann, a heritage-protected neo-Renaissance building. Surrounded by an elegant landscape park and equipped with a spacious garden, this special place offers our guests an ideal setting for exchange, educational work and joint learning.

  • Seminar Rooms & Event Hall
  • 140+ beds
  • International cuisine
  • Common Rooms & Common Kitchen
  • 25,000 m² garden & park
  • 200 m to the nearest public transport connection to the city centre
  • Wifi indoors & outdoors
  • Numerous leisure facilities
    Cinema room, villa lounge, silent disco, bubble-soccer, table football, table tennis, fullyeball, football, slackline, badminton and much more

ESC short term opportunities

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