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 ESC (European Solidarity Corps), you should be between 18 and 30, live in an European or partner country and be willing to commit your time, energy and enthusiasm to volunteer for a longer period of time.

You find our places below. Actually we cannot consider applicants from countries that require Visa.


We host around 12 - 15 volunteers a year. 12 volunteers will start there ESC in September and 3 volunteers will start in spring (March/April).

Our Flats

We have three different flats for our volunteer. All flats are shared flats with kitchen, bathroom and living rooms. All volunteers will have their single bedroom. One flat is directly in our social cultural center »Die VILLA« and has a big roof terrace. VILLA is in the City center near the train station. In VILLA-Flat there is enough space for 7 volunteers. Another flat is just around the corner, there we can host 5 volunteers. In the eastern part of the city (10 minutes from the city center by Tram) is our third flat. This flat we share with two other ESC organizations from Leipzig.

Apartment's equipment

Shared rooms (Bathroom, Kitchen, Floor, Living room):

  • fully equipped, included washing machine

Single Bedrooms:

  • fully equipped with bed, chair, desk, cupboard, lamps

General information:

We offer pillows, blankets and bedsheets. Please bring your own towels.

We offer food money, pocket money and money for local transport. Cleaning supplies, toilet paper and hygiene products has to cover by volunteers.


On your arrival we will bring you to the flat and give you all documents you need (renting contract, ESC confirmation etc), and in the first days in Leipzig we help you for orientation, we go together to the registration office and open with you bank account. We will prepare welcome-meetings with all the volunteers, and we’re every time open for your ideas! Because the ESC is your time, your chance and your project to start! We will support you in any way.

You will be supported by Kathrin, Thomke and/or currently ESC volunteers.

Language course

Please take into consider, that we will provide and register you in a language course. This course is a support for those of you, who don’t know or don’t know much from the german language. This course is not a full and intensive language course. It will be one time per week for two hours / almost 3 months (private teacher or language school). Much more you will learn the german language by doing, by working in your host organization, by meeting people around and in our social culture centre or by searching a tandem partner. We have a language evening in our house each Tuesday evening, here you can meet people from Leipzig as well as international people and train different languages including German. In addition, you can make an online German course which is provided by the National Agency. So keep your mind open – the ESC and learning another language is a process.

Registration in the City/Leipzig Pass for Local transport

Please bring a passport photo to Leipzig. We will need it in the first days for the registration in the city and for the Leipzig Pass. With the Leipzig Pass you will get many reductions for entries like in cinema, zoo or theatre and for the local transport.

Your contact

Kathrin Jung

phone +49 341-35 52 04 21

Hier findest du uns!

Soziokulturelles Zentrum

Lessingstr. 7, 04109 Leipzig
Makerspace Leipzig
Lindenthaler Straße 61-65
Seniorenhaus Plagwitz
Karl-Heine-Straße 41
Selliner Straße 17