CLIENT: Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Functions (BAFzA), Cologne
PROJECT DURATION: 01.09.2014- 31.08.2015
OVERALL PROJECT VALUE: 9,351,720.00 €
The IB Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) is an educational and orientation year for youth and young adults (ages 16-27). Young people can volunteer in the social and ecological area as well as in culture and sports – in welfare oriented institutions in all over Germany – for a certain period of time (generally 12-18 months). It supports the transition from school to work and further education and gives the participants the opportunity to reflect their own talents.
The volunteers gather necessary competences, knowledge and professional orientation as well as an insight in teamwork and working life to be better prepared for their professional life. During their voluntary service the volunteers attend 25 days of training seminars. The FSJ is completed on a day-to-day basis as a mainly practical activity in publicly-oriented institutions; in particular in institutions for the elderly, disabled, child and youth welfare services, including facilities for out-of-school youth education and youth work facilities, health care facilities and cultural institutions.
The IB headquarters receives the total grant from BMFSFJ and distributes the funds to the IB facilities at regional level. Grant management includes supervision, definition of criteria to receive funds, financial administration, quality control, monitoring and evaluation and reporting to client.
Objective of this measure is to support the social and personal development of the volunteers perspective and life planning. Amongst others this measure embraces the following aims:
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