Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (Germany)
We are an independent non-profit organisation active in the field of international youth work. We are one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany.
After Worldwar II pupils from Hanover organised the first workcamps aiming to promote reconstruction, to reduce negative stereotypes through international encounters and to envisage new democratic forms of living together. In addition to workcamps, other activities have become part of our work over time. These are organised by six offices of ijgd and additional project offices. Young people can take part in mid-term and long-term voluntary services in Germany and abroad. Our fields of activity include social and ecological service as well as heritage protection.
Encouraging intercultural understanding has remained one of our main focuses. We enable people to actively create community life while giving them the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
We invite all interested people to join our projects working for the communal good – you will get an impression of the various aspects of our work in the following pages.