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European Voluntary Service in Leipzig

We are sending, hosting and coordinating organisation for European Voluntary Service in Leipzig. 

We have different hosting organisations in Leipzig and offer EVS places every year.

Our volunteers live in shared flats. Everybody has an own room and share bathroom and kitchen. The flats are full equipped and have internet connection.

During the EVS, volunteers get budget for food, transportation and pocket money.

E-Mail: application(at)

Skype: evs-leipzig

How to become a volunteer in Leipzig

We are offering young people the opportunity to volunteer in Leipzig, in general for a period of twelve months.

We offer a variety of placements in the social, cultural and educational sector.
If you are interested in taking part in EVS, you should be between 18 and 30, live in an European country and be willing to commit your time, energy and enthusiasm to volunteer for a longer period of time.

To apply, please look into our open places under our host organisations in Leipzig and complete the application form that you find here.

Our host organisations in Leipzig:

International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Application deadline: 23th february 2018

Themes: Creativity and culture, ICT - new technologies - digital competences

Duration: 15.03.2018 – 31.12.2018

Volunteer´s Profile: Open only for EU-volunteers / without visa

Age: preferably 20-26; 26-30 is possible

Volunteer service period: 9-10 months

Language: good English, basic German needed

DOK Leipzig is the largest German and second largest European festival for creative documentary films, animations and interactive works. The previous festival edition gathered around 50.000 visitors. DOK Leipzig is also an important meeting point for the German and international documentary film industry. In addition to the over 300 films screened, the festival offers more than 70 events and parties during the festival week. The forthcoming edition of DOK Leipzig takes place one week beginning of November 2017.
The success of DOK Leipzig is based on creating positive, professional and fun environment for our audience, filmmakers and guests. We work with a lot of different enthusiastic volunteers to create the unique DOK Leipzig atmosphere and to ensure our festival guests and visitors have the best possible festival experience. Our staff and volunteers are our greatest assets, because they are often the first and the last impression of the festival.
Leipzig is located in the northwest of the Free State of Saxony. The city and its 500,000 inhabitants became known throughout the world in the fall of 1989 as the center of the peaceful revolutionary movement in East Germany. It is home to the second oldest university in Germany as well as serving as an important trade fair center. Around 1 million people visit Leipzig every year, enjoying the city's lively atmosphere and diverse cultural offerings.

The future volunteer will get first an introduction into all areas of the Festival and receive a general insight and overview. In addition, the volunteer will be introduced into the technical processes, communication (website), socialmedia (facebook and instagram). Also the volunteer will work in the field of  Volunteercoordination for the DOK-festival.
As volunteer you will get to know the whole preparation and organisation process of the festival during the EVS and work active in it.
After introduction and orientation the future volunteer can chose him/herself the area in which he/she wants to work according to his/her interest.

There is one main task area:
- Public relations:
campaign planning, project management, media planning/print management, contact with / support of journalists, database and website, online redaction, press review, communication on the website, socialmedia like facebook and instagram and furthermore the assistance in coordination of volunteers for DOK-festival

Selection criteria:
Potential volunteers should be interested in documentary and animated film movies and should bring enthusiasm for films but also a sense for communication and public relations.
Furthermore, very good knowledge of English and basic knowledge of the German language is important (office languages are German and English, all staff speak English).

Link to DOK