International applicants

We also offer international applicants the opportunity to join us and are happy to provide support with all relevant formalities in advance.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact us, so we can discuss details together.


You are very welcome here.

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You do not currently live in Germany / You already live in Germany as an AuPair
  • Your German level is at least B1 AND you are ready to improve your German during your voluntary year. If you are interested in education, it would be great if you already have the German level B2.
  • You are open to get to know the German culture and taking on new tasks
  • You are prepared to work full-time in a social institution for approximately one year
  • If you come from a country outside the European Union (EU) you need a visa for Germany. Depending on the country, to get a visa can take two to three months. We support you if necessary.
  • The incoming program usually starts twice a year: Once on September 1st and once on March 1st.
  • Your voluntary year usually takes 12 months and can be extended to a maximum of 18 months.
  • The incoming volunteer year is a full time job, which means you work 39 hours per week.
  • You´ve got an entitlement of at least 26 vacation days per year.
  • You have 25 days of educational seminars with your fellow volunteers.
  • You get pocket money of at least € 370 per month
  • We provide you a free accommodation
  • During the voluntary year, we take care of your health insurance, accident insurance and liability insurance
  • If you would like to apply for a voluntary year click here.
  • In an online conversation we get to know each other and look together for a suitable location
  • After the commitment, you will receive the contract documents
  • With the documents you can apply the visa for German in your home country
  • As soon as you have the visa, you can book your flight and travel insurance to Germany. IMPORTANT: Please confirm your entry date with us in advance.

5 reasons for volunteering at
Stiftung St. Franziskus:

You will be accompanied individually.

When you arrive in Germany you will be picked up by our integration assistants. They are at your side, especially in the first few days: they give you your room, show you your surroundings and accompany you when you go to the authorities. During your voluntary service you will be supported by an instructor.

You get to know life, language and culture in Germany.

You will gain valuable experience abroad, get to know German culture, the people and everyday life. You can also improve your German skills in our language course.

You are socially involved and do good things for others.

No matter which area of ​​work you choose, one thing is clear: you will be active and do something good for other people. In kindergarden, at school, working with young people, people with disabilities or in elderly care – your support makes a big difference in the lives of others.

You discover exciting careers.

With an FSJ, you get to know different professional fields up close – you are part of it, work in a very practical way and can form your own opinion. And who knows, maybe you will find your dream job.

You get pocket money and accommodation.

During your voluntary year in Germany, you not only get accommodation and food provided (or financed), but also pocket money of at least 370 € per month. You also have health, accident and liability insurance.

Connect with us:

Silke Ketterer
Consultant for career guidance
Human Resources Department
Kloster 2
78713 Schramberg-Heiligenbronn