For all interested candidates who want to apply for internships in social services!
Friedensdorf is one of the first organisations that was built to accommodate conscientious objectors. It was founded in the summer of 1967 and by 1969 it had its first candidate.
Something like this did not exist before. Even today, Friedensdorf is an organisation, which is one of its kind - special and different.
We look at the internship in Friedensdorf as a socio political responsibility and would like to inform the interested and committed people and give them an overview. The internship is a real alternative to the army services although we have a lot to do with the war and regions of crises; the Victims of war
That is to say that it is quite different here than anywhere else. Everybody who wants to work with us is welcome but we cannot promise a permanent position. Comfort is something that we cannot afford to offer here because we work with people and for people. The less fortunate who are simply victims! Without Friedensdorf, the projects in various countries for providing basic care would not have been possible. It is about hunger, thirst and most importantly medical careu2026. Situations that we are not aware of! Or has anybody from you ever walked 5kms with a 20 liters water can on the head, on unknown paths, being just a 6 year old?
Our job with and for the innocent is 12months of the year, 7 days of the week and 24 hours of the day. We cannot afford to waste even a single minute. We forget our egos whenever it is necessary. Although we would like to offer a specific timeslot for the job, one must not forget that children require care even at nights and feel hungry and thirsty even during weekends. Friedensdorf is definitely not a place if one wants to enjoy free weekends , wants to go home at 5 o'clock sharp or is constantly looking for his own benefits. That's the reason why it is so important for you to read this information very closely. This might help us not to be disappointed with each other later.
If you are looking for a challenging internship then you can come to us You are welcome here with all your strong points and weak points, with all your questions which would definitely be taken seriously by us. Everything is allowed as long as the work does not suffer.
Friedensdorf helps everybody once they ask for it. It is a community of solidarity and in case of emergency, a helping hand is always put forth even when it is beyond the 40 working hours in the week: be it personal emergency, official emergency, illness or danger. It is an organisation that can make a difference. But that is possible only when everybody works towards the common goals. It has become a sort of a family that offers friendship, certainty and tolerance. All that has become possible because of mutual give and take.
If you want to be a part of this training then apply right away. If you begin, you'll see the reasons why
All this is not possible just by chance and a limited 40 hours week.
You are most welcome if you meet the requirements and you are ready to give and work for peace in the village.
Supposing you are not ready for it there are ample other ways of supporting the work in the village. For example donors, sponsors, project sponsors or voluntary work with limited responsibilities and specific timings, are as conceivable here as in any other relief and social organisation.
However a direct participation is possible only under the above mentioned conditions.
Before you apply we request you to read through the reports on Friedensdorf for additional information. In our website www.friedensdorf.de , you can read the latest news on the village and our inhabitants. To know us better it is always advisable that you work with us for 2 to 3 days so that you get to know the functions better.
Friedensdorf is not an easy place to work at. We have projects running in various time zones and we have children coming in from different parts of the world. The willingness of the parents to accompany the children is always taken into consideration. The hospitals where the children receive their treatments are not paid by us.
It is all a bit different than "normal.u201D
What counts is the readiness of the candidates to take up the challenges. We also try to encourage and take out your best.