Application for participating as an incoming volunteer
To apply as an incoming volunteer in Germany, please contact our respective partner organisation in your home country. In this case they are the sending organisation and will organise the service together with us.
Application for an outgoing service
We thank you for your interest in a volunteer assignment with Christliche Dienste. Before filling out the application form, we request that you read through the mission statement from the CD, since for us it is important to have a common understanding about what voluntary service is.
Interested parties can apply with our application form up to the 15th of October of the year prior to the planned stay abroad.
After receipt of your reference letters, we will invite you to an interview in order to be able to get to know each other and to talk about possible placement opportunities.
In preparation for the service assignment, we offer a four-day seminar in March/April and a nine-day country-specific seminar in May/June/July. During your assignment we will stay in contact with the volunteers through reports and email. After the assignment there will be a five-day re-entry seminar as completion of the service assignment.
Application Form for a Voluntary Service Assignment
A completed application should include three reference forms from people other than your relatives. The references should be filled out by people who can attest to your character, abilities, and knowledge, as well as your motivation and capacity to volunteer.
Please save the application form and the reference letters on your computer. Completely fill out the application form, including a current photo, and send a signed copy by regular mail to
Christliche Dienste, Hauptstraße 1, 69245 Bammental
Reference letters should be sent separately by regular mail.
We reserve the right to ask further questions of your references if deemed necessary.
We will contact you after receipt of your application.