Grenzenlos is an Austrian NGO based in Vienna. It is independent of religions and political bodies. Grenzenlos is a
non-profit association. Its main purpose is to promote world peace and respect between people through intercultural
non-formal education programmes abroad which combine cultural integration with engagement at non-profit initiatives
The German word “Grenzenlos”means “no boundaries”and also “no limits”. The word explains the basic mission of
Grenzenlos: to promote the personal development of individuals (no limits!) and inter-cultural understanding through
international encounters, trainings, inter-cultural living and work experience (no boundaries!).
Grenzenlos offers a variety of international mobility programmes. These programmmes are dedicated to world peace
through the promotion of inter-cultural exchanges.
Traditionally, Grenzenlos organizes volunteering programmes (individual as well as in the frame of international
As an exchange organization, we send volunteers abroad and host volunteers in Austria
For people of all generations from 18 to 99 years. Right now, we work on special programmes for seniors (inter alia,
the EU programme Grundtvig 50+)
Including stays from two weeks up to one year
For skilled as well as for non-skilled people
The Inclusion approach is a high priority for Grenzenlos: special attention is given to promoting the participation of
physically handicapped people in our European exchange programmes (MELANGE that is EVS in Vienna).
General Project Information
Volunteers who participate in a Grenzenlos volunteer project come from a diverse range of backgrounds, nationalities and
cultures and have different abilities and experiences. All volunteers that participate apply through our partner organisations
abroad and must meet the following criteria:
be over 18 years of age
be open minded and flexible
be able to communicate in Basic English
What the Volunteer needs to bring…
Health Insurance Card
His/her own sleeping bags/ mats unless the project description says something else!
Correct work wear and weatherproof clothing!!!
Money to cover their free time activities as well as their internal transportation
Fee for the camp if spelled in the description of the project
Every volunteer project is different. Some projects also have specific requirements. It is important to read the descriptions and requirements carefully before you select a project. Here are some common requirements:
Language: Projects use English as their main language. You must be prepared to communicate in English for the
duration of the project.
Age: All volunteers must be at least 18 to participate. There is no upper age limit.
Insurance: All volunteers on our projects are provided with insurance cover for personal accident, sickness and third
part liability. We strongly recommend that volunteers take out their own travel insurance.
Inclusion: We are committed to making our volunteer projects accessible to everyone and will try to accommodate
any special requirements. Please contact us if you would like to talk about whether or not a project might be suitable for
Please make sure you meet any project requirements before applying
Projects fill up quickly so it is best to be flexible and list more than one option.
If all of your choices are full we will contact you to suggest an alternative.
If a project requires a motivation letter then please tell us why you want to apply for that particular project.
Our projects have volunteer leaders who are trained by Grenzenlos.
Projects with children:
Volunteers on these projects should be able to speak German or be aware that the children just speak German and should
also be enthusiastic about working with children. We suggest volunteers on these projects bring ideas for games and