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Housing, environment & Transport

Youth development

Give space to youth!

An extensive network of playgrounds, youth centers and recreation centers offers children and young people interesting opportunities for leisure activities.

The Youth Development Department of the Youth Division offers children and young people as well as young adults in Wolfsburg

  • spaces,
  • opportunities for development and
  • opportunity for participation, early participation in design processes.
The children's and youth work of the Youth Development Agency helps to reduce or avoid disadvantages. It empowers young people to self-determination and social co-responsibility.

Young people from the age of six are supported in their individual and social development. They can also have a say in shaping programs.

  • Vacation offers

    The City of Wolfsburg's youth development facilities offer a colorful mix of activities during the vacations, even in Corona times. There is something for every age group, from reliable all-day programs to camps, day trips and workshops. It goes without saying that the applicable hygiene regulations are adhered to.

    You can find the diverse vacation offers of the Youth Development Agency together with many other vacation offers of other providers on the website Holiday Offers. You can register there and then conveniently book the offers of the youth promotion online.

  • Voluntary service (FSJ) in children and youth work

    Every September, the City of Wolfsburg, Youth Development Department, offers young people the opportunity to complete a voluntary social year (FSJ) in children's and youth work. There are currently 12 possible areas of assignment. The FSJs help to shape the everyday life and the offers in the youth centers, on the active playgrounds, in the multi-generation house, in the mobile work and directly in the youth welfare office and thus have the opportunity to contribute with their ideas and own projects. They help to organize and carry out the child- and youth-oriented offers and actions, also take over logistical services and work in the pedagogical teams.

    Anyone who has completed their compulsory education (9th grade) and is no older than 26 can apply for an exciting and interesting year in children's and youth work. Report cards and grades are not fundamentally important for the application. What is decisive is social motivation, sociability and empathy, as well as interest in working with young people.

  • Children and youth rooms

    If you are looking for a place to play, build, chill, make friends.... will certainly find what they are looking for in one of the many youth development facilities.
    From the facilities for the "little ones" (from 6 years) to the youth centers for the "big ones" (up to 25 years), there is certainly something for everyone.

  • The multigenerational house

    Since August 22, 2008, the Freizeitzentrum Nord has officially been a multigenerational house in Wolfsburg and thus one of 500 houses in Germany that are supported by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs. Multi-generation houses should not only be a day meeting place, but also unite all generations under one roof, promote their contact with each other, offer assistance in everyday life and make mutual learning possible.

    Our multi-generation house is an open day meeting place for young and old. The house is open to everyone and offers a variety of opportunities to spend your free time actively, meaningfully and creatively.

    If you would like to use our offers or rooms, make your own offers, get involved or contribute in any other way, please contact us!

    Cafeteria

    In the entrance area of our house you will find our cafeteria with its large play corner. Big and small, old and young are always welcome and can enjoy Eva's delicacies from the kitchen or Brigitte's cake and pie dreams. Of course, everything homemade and prepared with love and experience.

    Mondays to Thursdays there is a delicious lunch from 12:00 to 13:30. The very hungry can of course also have breakfast on these days from 09:00.

    Our insider tip: The "Mutti-Kind-Frühstück", of course also for dads, grannies & grandpas, every Friday from 09:00 to 12:00.

    Each 1 adult and 1 child up to 5 years get a super tasty breakfast plate with changing surprises for 5,50 Euro. Please register if possible.

  • Children and youth office

    Since 2000, Wolfsburg has had a children's and youth office as a point of contact for children and young people. The focus is on children's rights, in particular the right of children "to be involved in all matters that affect them".

    Opening hours

    Monday: 10:00 - 12:00
    Thursday: 13:00 - 16:00 hrs

    Appointments can also be made outside opening hours.

    The children and youth office

    • is a contact point for children and young people
    • provides information on children's rights, participation and representation of interests
    • identifies children's and young people's interests in the "public sphere
    • advises and initiates participation projects
    • involves children and young people in the planning of playgrounds and similar activities
    • is a "caretaker" in matters of children's playgrounds and youth places (playgrounds, ball fields, etcetera)

  • Fan Project Wolfsburg

    The fan project is an institution of the youth promotion of the city of Wolfsburg and exists since 1997.

    The main task of the Wolfsburg fan project is to promote a positive fan culture, prevent violence and strengthen democracy.
    The socio-pedagogical work with soccer fans in Wolfsburg is aimed at young soccer fans between the ages of 12 and 27.

    We are a permanent contact for all fan activists and institutions involved in soccer.

    Both in daily business and at home and away games, we always have an open ear and are right in the middle of the action.

    Our central goal has always been to work for a creative, colorful, self-responsible and happy Wolfsburg fan culture.

    Among other things, the fan project organizes regular bus trips to the away games of the "Wolves" for young people between the ages of 12 and 17, but also organizes and accompanies soccer tournaments such as the popular Streetkick in the city center.

    The entrance to the fan project is located under the north staircase, in the north curve of the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA (Nordkurvensaal).

    Current information, offers and upcoming events can be found on the homepage of the Fan Project Wolfsburg or on Facebook.

  • Documentaries and films

    A picture or a film says more than 1000 words! For this reason, the Youth Development Department produces small or larger film contributions at irregular intervals in order to make the various activities and forms of offering "visible". Children and youth work cannot simply be described, you have to experience it to understand it. The film contributions can be seen on the municipal YouTube channel:

    • 20 years of Fanprojekt (2017)
    • A playmobile on the road (2015)
    • Opening of Skaterpark Wolfsburg (01.06.2015)
    • Air jumps 2015
    • Air jumps 2013
    • Air jumps 2004
    • Air jumps 1992
    • Air jumps 1988

  • Grants and promotion

    Promotion of youth communities

    The city of Wolfsburg grants subsidies for qualified leisure and educational work of the Wolfsburg youth communities. Find out more here...

    The city of Wolfsburg grants subsidies for qualified leisure and educational work of the Wolfsburg youth communities. In addition, young people from Wolfsburg who take part in measures organized by youth communities outside Wolfsburg are also subsidized. This is intended to support the independent youth work organizations in their efforts to provide timely extracurricular recreational and educational work. Eligible to apply are the youth communities recognized as worthy of support, not private individuals.

    Grants can be applied for:

    • Leisure activities at home and abroad
    • International meetings
    • Lump-sum allocations for regular work
    • fees for youth leaders
    • honorary commitment
    • Investments
    • socially disadvantaged participants in leisure activities and international encounters
    • initiatives particularly worthy of support

    Target group of the support are:

    • Wolfsburg children and young people between 6 and 27 years of age
    • Juleica holders
    • persons with disabilities also over 27 years

  • Download forms
  • Juleica

    The Youth Leader Card (JULEICA) is the nationwide standardized ID card for volunteers in youth work.

    It serves as legitimation and proof of qualification for its holders. In addition, the Juleica is also intended to express social recognition for voluntary commitment.

    Information on training as a youth leader is available from the Stadtjugendring Wolfsburg.

  • Publications

    On this page, Youth Development provides various publications for download.

  • Contact

    City of Wolfsburg
    Youth Division
    Youth Development

    Christoph Block
    Head of department / City youth worker

    Janik Fuge
    Head of Department / City Youth Welfare Officer

    Seilerstraße 3
    38440 Wolfsburg

    Phone: 05361 28-2191

    E-mail to the Youth Department

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