About GVS
GVS Mitarbeiter

GVS is a Christian umbrella association for voluntary services in Germany and abroad.

GVS was founded 2011 as subsidiary of the AEM. Since 2002 some 2000 volunteers had the chance to do one year short term mission with about 300 organizations in more than 50 countries.

GVS has a great variety of different service opportunities, starting with the typical voluntary social year in Germany and abroad to “weltwärts”, the international youth voluntary service and the federal voluntary service.
Our basis of faith is the one of the German Evangelical Alliance respectively the European Evangelical Alliance.

Homepage AEM   German Evangelical Alliance Basis
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GVS sees itself as representative for adolescents and young adults.

Based on our Christian faith and conception of man, together with our partner organizations and assignment locations we want to offer young people who are looking for orientation concerning their personality and their professional ways opportunities,
  • to gain sensibility for situations of other people and cultures
  • to practice compassion
  • to dive into the world of work and improve their chances in life and their job situation
  • to find answers to questions of life and faith
  • to discover their strengths and weaknesses
  • (to widen and deepen their life skills and also their values
  • to encourage a sense of responsibility for oneself, for fellow men and life in our society



Ochse und Bauer Asien

Adolescents and young adults want to gain experience acquired abroad.
With us young people get the opportunity to work in welfare and social projects all over the world through our voluntary service program.

Most of all by being out of their usual comfort zone with family and friends,
adolescents and young adults will be able

  • to get to know different lifestyles
  • to become more alert to society and her different forms
  • to appreciate the privileges of our social system
    (free school education, medical care, National insurance or unemployment insurance, etc.)
  • to come to respect ethical and cultural values of others
  • to use the opportunity to become involved with different cultural backgrounds
  • to deal with the foreign and their own religion
  • to contribute towards an international understanding through their commitment
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Most of all by being out of their usual comfort zone with family and friends, adolescents and young adults will be able

  • to get to know different lifestyles
  • to become more alert to society and her different forms
  • to appreciate the privileges of our social system
    (free school education, medical care, National insurance or unemployment insurance, etc.)
  • to come to respect ethical and cultural values of others
  • to use the opportunity to become involved with different cultural backgrounds
  • to deal with the foreign and their own religion
  • to contribute towards an international understanding through their commitment