ESC Volunteering at Friedehorst in Bremen, Germany

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Would you like to make other people smile? By volunteering at the Tagesförderstätte at Friedehorst, an organisation that provides group offers to adults with special needs and illnesses, you can become creative and give your best as a volunteer!

Dates: 01.11.2023 – 30.09.2024

Location: Bremen, Germany

Hosting Organisation:  Friedehorst

In collaboration with Tagesförderstätte at Friedehorst, we are looking for one volunteer.

About your hosting organisation and the tasks

Your daily voluntary work will be at Friedehorst, an institution that provides competent help, trusting care and individual support to children, young people and adults. Founded in 1947 on a former barracks site in Lesum, the facility now offers a variety of opportunities and is unique in this form in Northern Germany. With around 1,400 employees who take care of around 2,000 people each year, Friedehorst is one of the largest employers in Bremen-Nord. Their activities span from helping children, to adults and older people.

In the Tagesförderstätte the offers in the departments work, employment and support take place in 16 different groups. These are divided into: Support groups, creative groups, work therapy group, individual workplaces. The different professional groups from handicraft, pedagogy, care and therapy work together in the day support center in an interdisciplinary way. In addition, they provide project-oriented activities mainly in the afternoons, including the theater group, garden group, music group, cooking group, rhythm group and discussion group.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Support the team in small group-oriented offers for severely and multiply disabled adults who could neither find work on the free labor market nor in a workshop for disabled people.
  • Providing small activities for the participants, including own projects on topics that you are interested in
  • Support in everyday life such as, the need-oriented accompaniment of the participants.
  • Promotion and support of therapeutic measures, e.g. wheelchair training, gait school, physiotherapy
  • All includes from time to time the assumption of basic care activities under guidance, (e.g. serving meals, fetch and bring services, Handing out meals, Washing dishes)
  • Promotion of outdoor orientation, accompaniment/organization of leisure activities
  • Planning and implementing events together with the other volunteers for the community of Bremen
  • Practice of practical life activities

You will be the first ESC volunteer in the Tagesförderstätte but do not worry the organisation is very experienced with volunteers also from different countries.


Our organisation, NaturKultur Bremen e.V., will be the coordinating organisation in charge of all logistical matters.

You will be accommodated in a flat or a house in Bremen with 4 other ESC volunteers. You will have your private bedroom and share the kitchen, bathroom and other spaces in the flat/house with other volunteers.

Bremen is a city in North-West Germany (around 500.000 inhabitants), not far from Hamburg and the North Sea coast. Bremen is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a lot of young people and both a historical centre and newer areas of towns.

As an ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, monthly pocket money for food and other expenses (266€ + 180€).

Travel costs will be reimbursed depending on the travel distance (normally between 180-360€).

You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your work place and the city of Bremen. You can also attend our German conversation class of at least 1 hour per week.

But – how is it to volunteer in Bremen?

And if you’d rather watch a video – here you can check out some stories from our volunteers.

Or find out more about Maria, who was volunteering in a school in Bremen.

You can apply, if you…

  • … are a resident of an EU Country (not Germany) or do not require a visa for Germany.
  • … are between 18-30 years old (on the day you start your ESC)
  • … can communicate in English (A2-B1) OR German (A2) and are willing to improve your language skills in German and English.
  • … have a high level of motivation, self-development and readiness to work with adults who are severely and multiply disabled
  • … have patience and are a positive person

In short, this ESC project will give you the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a new professional environment, develop your self-awareness and knowledge about people with different backgrounds, learn more about a new culture and language, find your strengths and interests in an unforgettable, unique 12 months in Bremen!

The European Solidarity Corps is financing the voluntary service. The mission of the ESC is to bring people from different backgrounds together to form a society based on mutual acceptance, solidarity and cohesion.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lina: [email protected]

Sounds like your dream project? Apply below!

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Deadline: 08.10.2023