More than 80,000 young people a FSJ over a year. So far, the only went full-time. The Bundestag has now decided that the voluntary service can also be part-time.
Young people may volunteer for services in the future, under certain conditions, part-time. The Bundestag decided, with no votes against a law of Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey.
Previously, there was such part-time opportunities in the voluntary Social year (FSJ), voluntary Ecological year (FÖJ) and the Federal voluntary service (BFD) is only for older Volunteers. The have excluded many Dedicated, argued members of all factions in the Bundestag debate.
The law of Minister for family Affairs, Giffey for voluntary service was adopted with no votes against.Important personal reasons as a prerequisite
requirement for the new part-time provision is that the Concerned important personal reasons for the reduction - for example, that you take care of the child, a family member, or physical and mental impairments. A legal entitlement to part-time is not created by the new regime.
the commitment of the volunteers was a pillar and glue of society, argued the Deputy. Left and Green criticized, however, the large litter from staying with the law. It perks for the volunteers in the cultural and sporting facilities or free travel on public transport were missing.
Also, had to be achieved, education groups and people with a migration background engaged more. The FDP campaigned for pensioners be more involved in the AfD for a General compulsory military and compulsory service for all, not the mothers.voluntary service since 2011
The Federal voluntary service in 2011. He was at the time, with the suspension of compulsory military service from the civil service that was done until then, as an Alternative to military service. At the same time, the new volunteer service was opened for women.
Currently, a good 40,000 people on the Federal voluntary service, of which nearly 30,000, up to the age of 27 years. Additional Volunteers in other programs, such as the FSJ, FÖJ, or in international voluntary services. Often the number of interested students is greater than that of the insert.
Possible use for Voluntary social institutions such as retirement or nursing homes.minimum period of service of six months
For all age groups of a minimum service period of six months. The maximum duration of 18 months, in exceptional cases up to 24 months. The service is free of charge, but paid a pocket money of up to 402 euros per month. In addition, the use pays the contributions for social insurance.
Possible time for the Federal volunteer service are social facilities such as senior or Youth centers, medical facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes, as well as emergency services, schools, national parks, animal parks or cultural facilities such as theatres. Also work in sports clubs, in the care of monuments or for the Integration of refugees is possible. Refugees can contribute, under certain conditions, self-voluntary service.