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Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture

Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ)

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Important notes


A person can apply for an FÖJ if they have not yet reached the age of 27.

Documents required

The application contains:

  • a signed CV, preferably with a photo,
  • the last available school report,
  • if applicable, certificates of previous internships, voluntary work, Juleica, etc.
  • If the person is currently still a minor, a declaration of consent for the application signed by the legal guardian(s) (template in the portal).

Please note

Employees of the deployment sites please register under this link .


The respective application deadlines can be found on the website of the FÖJ in Hamburg under "Registration Procedure". The FÖJ is usually completed from August 1st to July 31st of the following year. Depending on availability, you can apply until the beginning of July. After that, there is still the chance to move up to places that become free later.

Procedure & Fees


The job sites see who has applied there. The selection process usually lasts until July and there is definitely the possibility of a replacement until the end of January.

Processing time

Please give your chosen assignment some time and refrain from asking questions about the status of your application.


free of charge

Legal notes

Legal basis

A participation agreement will be concluded.

Service description

The FÖJ offers young people after school the opportunity to get to know many areas of environmental protection and to orientate themselves professionally. There are many ways to protect nature and the environment.

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Address and contact information


Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture
Nature Conservation
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

Facility info

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We have a limited number of customer parking spaces. To reserve a parking space, please contact our receptionist by e-mail at or by telephone on +49 40 428 40 - 50 50. Our working hours are: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m , Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public transport

S3/S31 Wilhelmsburg, Bus 13/151/152/154/156//155/252 Inselpark

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