Become „Bufdi“ at BEF

The Bundesfreiwilligendienst (Bufdi) is offered by the German government to men and women of all ages as a chance to contribute to the common good – in social, ecological and cultural areas or in the field of sports,  integration, as well as in civil-protection.

Since 2020, the Baltic Environmental Forum is a recognized assignment location, and offers for those who are interested a versatile placement in the field of environmental protection, sustainability, and consumption behaviour.

Those who would like to get a deep insight into the work of an environmental protection organisation and want to actively contribute to its work, can make the right decision by choosing BEF as a host organisation. Interested applicants can apply via the Bundesfreiwilligendienst-Website at any time:

Attention! Beginning and ending of the occupation are handled individually and there are no application deadlines.

What are Bufdis doing at BEF?
At BEF, the activities of the volunteers are incredibly varied, but our main work is based on public relations and environmental education. Besides our work in the office, one of many tasks for the Bufdi is preparing and participating in events such as the „Hamburger Klimawoche“. In the context of one of our projects, „AhaChem“, the Bufdi is going to take part at seminars about the use and reduction of hazardous substances in daily life and raise awareness of that topic.
Since we address our message to individuals and big companies alike, research about sustainable procurement targets is part of the Bufdi’s activities, as well as the implementation of sustainability targets.
What makes the work at BEF special is the cooperation with international partners.

In interaction with our FÖJ-placements, within which we want to give young people an insight into the work of an environmental protection organisation, we would be glad to have someone as a Bufdi who already has some work experience, regardless of whether it might be in the field of environmental work or not. However, some environmental knowledge is still required.

We are looking forward to interested and motivated applicants!