Voluntary engagement

Voluntary work connects a wide variety of people and enriches society in many ways. Whether it’s in a sports club, supporting the disadvantaged or in the cultural sector: Oftentimes, nothing works without the commitment of volunteers!  

The numerous initiatives, associations and communities bring many people together in Saxony-Anhalt. 800,000 people - about one in three inhabitants - are engaged on a voluntary basis here. This puts Saxony-Anhalt at the top of the list among the eastern German states.  

By the way: the vocational training also benefits from people performing voluntary work. In many areas, volunteer examiners ensure the quality of the training. 


You can find more information in our Information library, the Engagement portal of the state government or the AWO’s volunteers’ database.