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Become a YFU volunteer and contribute a more open, responsible more open, respectful world.

Be part of an engaged international community!

Youth For Understanding (YFU) has been working for 70 years in favor of intercultural education. More than 12,000 volunteers from more than 60 different countries, including xxxx volunteers in xxx, contribute every day. Discover in pictures the moving testimonies of our volunteers around the world in the virtual story book.

Virtual Story Book

Why become a YFU volunteer?

YFU contributes to a fair and peaceful world by working in mutual respect. 

  • intercultural understanding
  • global citizenship
  • social responsibility
Develop yourself at a personal level by becoming part of our volunteer force.
  • integrate into a group
  • learn personal skills
  • open up to others
  • make friends and feel useful
  • gain self-confidence

Grow professionally by participating in free trainings, nationally and internationally.

  • develop skills such as group facilitation and intercultural mediation 
  • become part of a network of numerous professionals
  • create career opportunities

    Whether one-off or regular involvement: Make a difference.

    • touch the life of young individuals
    • contribute to your community
    • make a difference in your country and
    • internationally

    Our Volunteer Opportunities

    Becoming a Volunteer is easy

    You as well can become a volunteer if you share the YFU values and mission and have a real desire to get involved. 

    Vos avantages en tant que bénévole 

    • Reimbursement of expenses
    • Free training
    • International Volunteer Gatherings
    • Stimulating and innovative projects
    • Participate in the civil life of the association by becoming a member

    "Le bénévolat c'est la force de la gratitude. En m'engageant je transmets par le partage et je vis activement mon identité de citoyen."

    Benoit Montaut, returnee Allemagne

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    "Volunteering is the power of gratitude. By getting involved, I transmit through sharing and I actively live my identity as a citizen."