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Numbers and facts

The ijgd annually serves about 5.000 volunteers in various voluntary services in Germany and abroad.

The association ijgd has about 190 members in total.

About 220 full-time personnel deal with matters of volunteers daily.  

The association was founded in 1949 arising out of an initiative of scholars from Hanover.

We work together with various private and public foundations. Funding bodies are made up of ministries of federal government and states as well as the EU.  

Our project partners are usually non-profit initiatives.

Our umbrella organisation is the „Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband“.

We consider ourselves an organisation for political education and offer our volunteers a space where they are able to discover themselves, make new experiences, to get involved in society and to take on responsibility for themselves and others.