Long-Term Volunteering Project in Germany!

Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Project name: Supported Living Groups Friedrich-Paffrath-Straße – Wohnverbund

Hosting organization: Betreute Wohngruppen – Wohnverbund Stadtpark Wilhelmshaven

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The Supported Living Groups provide living spaces for adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. At night there is an on-call service available. Professionals are present during the day to support residents in care, daily and leisure activities, administrative tasks, and medical appointments. During the day, the residents work at our manufactories. For retired residents, there is the possibility to visit a daycare center. The tasks of the volunteers can subdivided into three areas: support, household, and care. Nursing tasks are almost non-existent, as the residents are still very independent. You accompany professionals in daily activities and individual support measures, supporting residents in acquiring or maintaining competencies. You motivate residents to participate in activities, therapeutic offerings, and events. You are welcome to bring in your own ideas contribute to summer activities or festivals, and participate in excursions and recreational trips. 

Volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2024 to 31/08/2025

Deadline: 24/05/2024

Please get a registration number, and apply through the European Youth Portal (click the link). 

! A CV is required in order to apply for this opportunity.


Together with you five international volunteers will spend a year at the GPS. You will live in a shared flat. A German volunteer will be your companion to show you ways how to spend your free time in and around Wilhelmshaven: cultural events, theatre, museums, the beach, a promenade, the possibility for water sports, cafés, and bars. Together you‘ll receive tickets for public transportation to explore the region and nearby cities like Bremen or Hamburg. We will pay you a monthly allowance of 180€ and a food allowance of 270€ and show you nearby supermarkets and important places to go upon arrival. 


At work, a qualified and experienced practical instructor will be your continuous professional guide responsible for induction and integration into the group’s daily routine. A personal mentor from our Department of Voluntary Services will be your contact person and regularly stay in exchange with you. She/he is responsible for the pedagogical accompaniment and for your questions and needs. Additionally, you will be part of our educational seminars together with a group of German volunteers and attend a German language class. At the end of your activity, you will get a YouthPass-Certificate.


You are the perfect match if you – are interested in social engagement, – enjoy working with people with mental impairments, – are ready to take responsibility and learn new things, – are looking forward to working in a great team, – are interested in living at the coast. German language skills level A2 or B1 would be helpful. Besides an interesting and fun work site with unforgettable moments, you will get: – 30 days holiday, – pocket money 180€, – supply money 270€, – 27 seminar days, – German class, – a 49-Euro-Transportation-Ticket each month, – Youth PASS Certificate. 

How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have an account on the European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by the European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Sending Organization Information 

Name of the sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organisation 

OID number: E10200624

City and country of your sending organization: Sumgait, Azerbaijan

Person in charge (name and surname): Ramiz Aliyev

E-mail of the person in charge: evs@csyo-az.org