Germany (6)

The Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. was founded in 1952. Its core competences cover rescue, transport and medical services, first aid training, social services, home care and youth work. It holds a state mandate for disaster preparedness and also has a department for international assistance providing humanitarian aid to people in 20 countries all over the world. Its 16 850 employees are assisted by over 33 000 volunteers.

500 years of the Reformation in Wittenberg

Project

2017 is a special year - 500 years of the Reformation in Germany, Europe and across the globe.

The Kirchentag in this year of celebration will be a civic forum that goes far beyond a church event. Over 2000 individual events will be dedicated to both the area of politics and to living together with people in peace and harmony. On podiums, in debates, at lectures and workshops, prominent speakers will outline the topics of this huge lay gathering with plenty of public participation.

The highpoint of this Kirchentag and those on the Way 2017 will be the festive service on the banks of the Elbe outside Wittenberg. Thousands of worshippers will converge on Wittenberg, celebrating the Lord's Supper together, singing songs and listening to brassbands at the symbolic origin of the Reformation.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in the medical and first aid services provided to about 300,000 people attending the event.

Translation from German to English will be provided for the volunteers.

Where?

Wittenberg, Germany.

When?

26 - 28 May 2017.

Who can apply?

Any volunteer aged from 18.

Paramedic training.

Languages: English or German.

Other important information

The participants will either be accommodated in a school or in tents. The accommodation is free of charges.

Catering around the clock will be provided.

Insurance will also be provided.

Materials to bring with: uniform, personal travel bag and sleeping bag.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact Ms Tineke Linz

World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen

The project

The CHIO Aachen is the official equestrian show of the Federal Republic of Germany. This is where all of the Nations’ Cups in the five disciplines dressage, jumping, eventing, driving and vaulting are staged. World-class equestrian sport meets up with a very special atmosphere in Aachen. Every year around 350,000 spectators from all over the globe come to experience the World Equestrian Festival.   

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in the first aid service provided to the spectators. About 120 St John volunteers from all Germany and abroad are expected.

Where?

Aachen, Germany

When?

14-23 July 2017

Who can apply?

Every St John volunteer.

Languages:

English or German, but any other language is welcome!

Other important information

Accommodation will be free of charge.

Food will be provided. 

Please apply before 15 June 2017. 

Here  can you find more information (in German).

Website of the event organiser: www.chioaachen.de

Contact

If you are interested, please contact Mr Patrick Lömker at Patrick.Loemker@johanniter.de

Federal First Aid Competition in Koblenz

Project

Once every two years, Johanniter Germany organises a First Aid Competition at federal level. 2,500 St John volunteers and staff from all the country and abroad are expected in the city of Koblenz on this unique occasion.

On 23 September 2017, the day will open with a church service in the park of the Electoral Palace of Koblenz. The First Aid Competition will than take place at the ”Deutsches Eck” throughout the day. Over 40 teams are expectes to compete. In the evening, a reception and the award ceremony will be held at the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will have to be part of a team for the First Aid Competition. Please register as a team composed of 6-8 first aider + 1-2 trainers.

Where?

Koblenz, Germany.

When?

22 - 24 September 2017.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged from 6 years old. You simply need a first aider or emergency paramedic background. Please do not apply as a doctor.

Languages: English or German

Other important information

Group housing in a school. Food is available and free of charge.

Deadline for registration: 30 April 2017.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact Mr Jens von der Brelie

Click on the following website (in German) to get more information

Berlin marathon

Project

Provision of first aid and medical cover for participants and the general public at the Berlin Marathon, one of the biggest running events in Europe.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will provide first aid to runners and visitors. He or she will be part of a team at a medical point.

Where?

Berlin, Germany.

When?

22 - 24 September 2017.

Who can apply?

No qualification or other skills required. Languages: German or English.

Other important information

Arrival Friday afternoon; departure Sunday after 4pm. First aid education of around 60 hours required. Staff accommodation and meals are included and free of charge. It is possible to bring partners/family.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the national exchange officer of the country you live in. You can find a list of all national exchange officers here.

Ambulance services in Allgäu (Bavaria)

Project

The Johanniter regional association of Allgäu is located in the very south of German, close to the Austrian and the Swiss borders. Around 250 employees and 500 volunteers are providing different  social services to the population. The region of Allgäu stretches from the prealpine lands up to the Alps and is notable for its beautiful landscapes.

The Volunteer

The volunteer will participate in the ambulance service as an observer. St John volunteers will learn about ambulance services in a rural and mountainous area.

Where?

Region of Allgäu, Bavaria, Germany.

When?

In the course of 2017, to be agreed.

Who can apply?

Every St John volunteers aged over 18.

Languages: English or German.

Other important information

Accommodation (in the town of Kempten or in the town of Memmingen) und lunch will be provided.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact Mr Markus Adler  

Active senior citizens of Siegburg

Project

Offering assistance to elderly and handicapped people is the aim of the Active Senior Citizens of Siegburg, a city in central Germany. Transportation, regular visits to isolated or lonely people, computer lessons, advisory service, Nordic Walking courses and repair service are provided free of charge and are therefore also available for senior citizens with low income because the active senior citizens of St. John Ambulance Germany work on a voluntary basis. For details, please refer to our video on youtube.

The Volunteer

The volunteer is invited to get an impression of our work. We would be happy to get some information about the volunteer's country and work and exchange experiences.

Where?

Siegburg, Germany.

When?

The project continues throughout the year 2017. Please feel free to join us for one or two weeks.

Who can apply?

No qualification or other skills required. Minimum age: 20 years Languages: German or English.

Other important information

Private accommodation (host family) provided with seperate room for the volunteer. Accommodation is free of charge. Food is included and free of charge.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact the national exchange officer of the country you live in. You can find a list of all national exchange officers here.

Your contact person Jürgen Schill

Lützowstr. 94
10785 Berlin