Voluntary social year and federal voluntary service

A milestone for the future

Are you looking for a new orientation after graduation? You need space and time in a transitional phase to get to know your own strengths and weaknesses and to develop as a personality? At the same time, you want to do something meaningful in your life and are perhaps also consciously looking for a system-relevant task? The voluntary social year or the federal voluntary service offer you the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and concrete practical experience. But above all: You can take away a lot for yourself personally and experience yourself in a new way. An FSJ or BFD can be a milestone for your future and, last but not least, you can enhance your resume.

FSJ and BFD for all under 27 years of age


  • You are between 18 and 26 years old 
  • You are interested in learning about a social activity and gaining new experience
  • You are open-minded and outgoing towards other people.
  • You like to work in a team 

Federal Volunteer Service for everyone aged 27 and over

People over the age of 27 can also complete a Federal Volunteer Service - either full-time or as a part-time commitment.


You are over 27 years old and should commit yourself for at least six, maximum 18 months. As a rule, you make a binding decision for 12 months. The commitment time is 21 or more hours per week. a BFD is also possible as a part-time service.

Voluntary social year and federal voluntary service

Preparation and support

Depending on your previous knowledge, we will train you in your new area of responsibility and provide you with professional guidance and support. In addition, you will attend further training courses, because at least one training day per month is part of your voluntary service as standard.

What you can expect from us

BFD'ler receive a monthly so-called pocket money, the amount of which depends on the weekly working time.

The ASB insures its federal volunteers in the statutory health, pension, accident, unemployment and nursing care insurance. For you, this insurance is of course non-contributory.

Depending on the duration of the Federal Volunteer Service, you also have a vacation entitlement. If you work for more than 12 months, you are entitled to 26 working days.

You can find an overview of all the benefits, requirements, FAQs, examples of fields of application and testimonials at the ASB Federal Association.

FSJ and BFD offers the ASB Mannheim/Rhine-Neckar Region for the areas of broad education, care and rescue service offered.

We look forward to meeting you and will be happy to advise you.


You would like to receive more information about the FSJ & BFD or have further questions? Please feel free to contact us. We are here for you!

Training coordinator nursing

Kerstin Juraschek

Mannheim Service Center,
Auf dem Sand 78
68309 Mannheim

+49 621 72707-306


Recruitment rescue service

Alexander Pistorius

Mannheim Service Center,
Auf dem Sand 78
68309 Mannheim

+49 621 72707-205


First aid training management

Sascha Müller

Visitor Center Mannheim
Edisonstrasse 8
68309 Mannheim

+49 621 72707 - 240