Framework and Financing
We are a charitable organization and until now we have been financed completely by private donations. We try to get support from foundations and companies. Additionally, regional groups conduct diverse creative actions to acquire new donors.
We want to offer project places within the framework of the “Bundesfreiwilligendienst” –the federal voluntary service promoted by the German government. In this case, local agencies would pay for pocket money and insurance. We would pay for travel, language courses and seminars. Even so, our part would amount to about 5000 euro for one volunteer.
Experience from our first year has shown us that the granting of visa applications is facilitated if our volunteers work in a project within the framework of the “Bundesfreiwilligendienst” (BFD), a federal voluntary service supported by the German government. Our aim is to find BFD project places for our volunteers because those increase the probability that visas will be given to all participating volunteers.