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The Social Service Abroad offers you the unique opportunity to spend 6-12 months in one of our service locations abroad. During your time abroad, you will support our experienced local teams to alleviate need and suffering in the world and in this way make God’s love for people visible in a very practical way.

Do you have a heart for people in need and want to invest your time and skills to help them live a better life? You are enthusiastic about foreign cultures and languages and want to live your faith? Are you ready to embark on a real adventure? Then a “Social Service Abroad” might be just the right thing for you!

Your social service abroad is financially supported by the Ministry of Social Affairs (Austria), so that part of the costs are covered. If you are about to do your civilian service, you can also have your social service abroad credited as alternative military service.

Together with YOU we want to CHANGE the world …


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You have the following options to get to know our service oportunities:

  • Country: A click on the respective country shows you the local service opportunities
  • Category: Clicking on one of the 5 work areas will show you the service opportunities available in that category.
  • Country and category: Use the filter option to search for a service opportunity in a specific work area and country.


SOCIAL SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA EMI Photography and filming is your passion? Do you love editing photos and videos? Or do you like to stand in front of the camera yourself to conduct interviews? Then you will feel at home at EMI Media. At Ethnos Movement International, or EMI Media ...


Social Service in Chile ELYou want to be socially engaged in the world and help people in need?El Arca (the Ark) is the right project for you if you would like to serve immigrant families from Venezuela, Colombia and other countries. El Arca supports immigrant families who come to Chile ...

“Hilfe die ankommt” is a Christian diaconal work and a recognised sponsoring organisation for social service abroad. Our aim is to invest in young people who are willing to live charity and use their gifts in a practical way.

From the first letter of application to the preparation for your service and during the entire period of your service, we are there for you in word and deed and accompany you through the year of your life.

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Are you interested in doing social service abroad? Here you can find out what steps are necessary to start the year of your life.