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Voluntary service

Federal Volunteer Service of the City of Gera

What is meant by this?

The Federal Volunteer Service is an opportunity for women and men of all ages to work for the common good outside of work and school.

Who can provide the service?

Anyone who has completed compulsory full-time schooling can take part in the Federal Voluntary Service: People of all ages after completing compulsory full-time schooling, men and women. Younger volunteers acquire and deepen their personal and social skills, while older volunteers contribute their own life and professional experience. There is no upper age limit.

How long does the service last?

As a rule, the Federal Volunteer Service lasts twelve months, but at least six months.

How does the service work?

The specially appointed professional and personal supervisors impart extensive knowledge and skills and also act as contact persons.

What are the conditions? Is there an entitlement to vacation?

The Federal Volunteer Service is basically a full-time service. However, volunteers over the age of 27 can also work part-time for more than 20 hours a week. The provisions of the Federal Leave Act apply accordingly to leave. For an adult volunteer, this means an entitlement to at least 24 working days of leave for a twelve-month period of service (working days are all calendar days that are not Sundays or public holidays).

What else is important?

Participation in seminars is required by law. A total of 25 seminar days are mandatory during a twelve-month Federal Volunteer Service. Volunteers who are older than 27 take part in the seminars to an appropriate extent. As a rule, at least one day per month is considered appropriate.

Do you receive remuneration?

The Federal Volunteer Service is an unpaid voluntary service. However, volunteers receive pocket money from €215 for their service. Social security contributions are paid via the city of Gera.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact the following telephone number: 0365/838-1327.

Are you interested in volunteering with Gera City Council?

Please send your complete, informative application with a curriculum vitae in tabular form, a complete description of your educational and professional background and copies of certificates (in particular school, university and qualified job references) to the e-mail address of the Main and Personnel Office of the Gera City Administration: personalentwicklung@gera.de

Expenses incurred in connection with the application will not be reimbursed.

Main and Personnel Office

OfficeKornmarkt 12
07545 Gera
Postal addressKornmarkt 12
07545 Gera
Head of OfficeMadlen Pieter-Junge
Barrier-free accessYes
Tel.0365 838 - 1327
Fax0365 838 - 1305
Opening hoursnach Vereinbarung
Availability by telephoneMontag 08:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Dienstag 08:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Mittwoch 08:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Donnerstag 08:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Freitag 08:00 - 15:00 Uhr