The focus of each development service and the experiences of the different professionals are as diverse as their places of assignment and fields of activity. No two assignments are the same.
What do the development service providers do? Where do they work?
The German Development Workers Act came into force on 18 June 1969. Since then, over 30,000 professionals have left the country to perform development service.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary in 2019, we have published a booklet entitled "50 Years of the German Development Workers Act" to show the history of the Development Service and the impressive variety of its implementation. Individual articles of the German edition can be found here in English.
Are you a current or returned development worker or Civil Peace Service expert? Send us your photos! We want to use our online portal to increase the visibility of development service and improve people's understanding of what it involves. We aim to showcase as big a range as possible of countries, regions, climates, projects and living conditions – and pictures play a key role here. If you would like to share any photos from your time as a development worker, you can send them to us by email. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!