Become a Volunteer

Unlock Amazing Experiences by Volunteering at DEGIS!

Open to both international and German students, this is your chance to make a meaningful impact. Dedicate just a few hours each week to unlock a network that goes beyond your studies. Develop personally and professionally while making memories that last. 

As part of a City Chapter, you’ll be connecting with like-minded peers and forming friendships that could last a lifetime. Beyond the social aspects, DEGIS offers a chance to develop practical skills in marketing, business development, HR, event management, and leadership – skills that will serve you well beyond your time volunteering.

Can’t find a DEGIS City Chapter nearby? Seize the opportunity to start one! With our guidance and support, you can be the catalyst for positive transformation in your area. 

In a nutshell:

  • No previous experience is required, only motivation
  • Start from 2-3 hours per week
  • Join a cool team in your city and work on projects & events together
  • Take over responsibility and learn new skills
  • Gather leadership experience and challenge yourself
  • Support other international students
  • Represent your culture in Germany
  • Get an official certificate for your volunteering engagement

Available Roles

Business Development

Expand the reach of your City Chapter through strong partnerships. Build relationships with universities and business partners.


Make your own work  known to everyone through social media and on campus. Build reach and relationships with your local community.

Human Resources

Recruit, onboard & develop members and build a great culture in your community.

Projects & Events

Organize events & projects in your city to create a positive impact and to support international students

Leadership Roles

Manage an area and lead a team of other students and grow the community.

Here is what our members say about their experience:

Ready to level up your journey? Join DEGIS today and embark on an adventure that promises personal and professional enrichment. Your path to growth and impact starts here!

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What is your main motivation to join DEGIS?


No, DEGIS membership is and will stay completely free.
It is very flexible and depends on the projects you will be responsible for, but you can already start with 2-3 hours per week. Leadership roles, for which you can apply specifically, will demand more involvement of course and it can go up to 10 hours per week.

Complete the registration form above. We will contact you personally as soon as possible to arrange the interview to get to know you better. Don’t worry, the interview is there to understand your preferences and needs better and to assign you to the right team.

Absolutely! You are very welcome to join as a German student.

You can only start your active membership once in Germany. You can, however, subscribe to the newsletter and join the Facebook community. 
As a member of DEGIS, you build a great network of like-minded ambitious people who also want to make a difference in the world. You also get access to scholarships, events, workshops, conferences, buddy-system and gain valuable leadership skills, as well as countless hard and soft skills. Generally, volunteering engagement by students is highly valued in Germany and worldwide by employers. Especially as an international student, it is increasing your chances to get the job of your dreams through connections that you build, skills you develop, and experiences you can put on your CV.
Yes, you can be both. An active member/volunteer has an active role in the organization and is expected to invest time in the assigned responsibilities. They have regular meetings and events, gather practical skills, and have special benefits, such as a certificate and special training. Community members are members of the Facebook group or subscribers to the newsletter. They can also participate in the events, apply for scholarships and join everything that DEGIS offers publicly, but are not expected to invest any time.
Depending on the team and area, you will get responsibilities that are connected to the DEGIS mission. You will also be able to decide inside your City Chapter what you would like to do, so it’s pretty open. Usually, you will be organizing community events, charitable activities, workshops, trips, building-up connections with the university, connecting with local companies, doing social media marketing, leading a project team, etc. You can decide how much responsibility you would like to take over. Either way, it should be fun.