Since 2002 the Leo Baeck Institute London collaborates with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and gives each year a young person the opportunity to perform an annual voluntary service in our Institute. One day a week the volunteer is also working for the Association of Jewish Refugees.
For over 50 years ARSP has been committed to working toward reconciliation and peace, as well as fighting racism, discrimination and social exclusion. Today, these aims are continued and realised through the long-term international peace service programme. This is known as peace service because, in co-operation with our partners, volunteers develop their understanding of history and other cultures and societies, whilst experiencing and accepting different patterns of thought and behaviour. Nowadays, due to generational change, ARSP volunteers act from the conviction that they want to make a positive contribution toward a more peaceful, just and tolerant world. Every year around 180 volunteers, mostly aged between nineteen and twenty five are active for ARSP in thirteen different countries on a variety of educational, historical, political and social projects.
The LBI’s volunteer is funded by the Leo Baeck Institute London itself, Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V., the Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend and the Internationaler Jugendfreiwilligendienst.
If you are willing to become a volunteer at the LBI London, please apply through Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste. For further information about this programme and the application process please click on the link below.