Returning to Germany
Return to Germany with Germany Close Up's host organization Action Reconciliation Service for Peace.
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace offers individuals aged 18 and above the possibility to do a twelve month voluntary service in Germany. Volunteer placements are offered at Holocaust memorial sites and non-profits promoting understanding and tolerance, rememberance of the past, and taking a stand against antisemitism, racism, and discrimination. The program is open to all North Americans who meet the age requirement.
More details are available on the ARSP website.
Each summer, Action Reconciliation Service for Peace offers a number of short summer camps throughout Germany and Europe. These summer camps bring together volunteers from around the world to do hands-on work in joint projects at memorial sites, within Jewish communities, or in initiatives for people with disabilities. Volunteers don't need to bring any special skills with them, just a willingness to work together. The practical work of each summer camp is embedded in a contextual program of excursions, conversations with survivors, workshops, and group discussions.
More details are available on the ARSP summer camp website.