Seeking sponsors for ARSP volunteers

In September 2021, two US volunteers will again start their one-year peace service with Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste or as we are known in the US Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) in various places in Germany. They accompany Holocaust survivors in their everyday lives, support people with disabilities and those who are on the margins of society, get involved in memorials and in projects against anti-Semitism, racism and right-wing extremism. Here you can get to know the ARSP volunteers and take on a sponsorship directly.

Support young ARSP volunteers with a minimum of 10 Dollars per month

A year abroad, working for others and developing yourself in the process - that is what ARSP offers young people. As a sponsor, you belong to a group of 15 people on average who support a volunteer with at least 10 Dollars per month

Supporters are important - and you get a lot in return!

Our volunteers need supporters, people who are interested in their personal development and with whom they can share their experiences. As a sponsor you are in direct contact with your volunteer. Every six months you will receive a report of their experiences and you can also enter into a deeper exchange by e-mail or letter.

Your sponsorship is needed!

We want to make it possible for everyone who is interested in doing voluntary service with ARSP to do so - regardless of the financial means of the volunteers or their parents. Your sponsorship contributes significantly to realizing this goal. Together, this enables the volunteers to have a special experience - and ensures continuous support for our project partners on site.

Your sponsorship donation is tax deductible


You will automatically receive a donation receipt at the beginning of the following calendar year.

To donate by check: make checks out to American Friends of ARSP, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia 19102 with the remark “sponsorship for ARSP volunteer 2021-2022”. To donate online or through credit card: See the donate link in the right corner on our webpage and click on the link. From there you can follow the online instructions. Thank you!


Covid 19 Office Information

Dear Friends,

Until further notice, we will be working from home. Contact us at, or reach out to the US program director at

Be safe and well!

Remembering Magda

June 11, 1927 - July 7, 2020

We are deeply saddend by Magda Brown's passing. Her soul and spirit have been aligned with ARSP for decades. She has been a close mentor, friend, and companion to generations of young ARSP volunteers. Magda lived the message of reconciliation to the fullest and, thus, was one of our closest, finest and most trusted allies.
(Foto by Scott Edwards/efgimage)


"On the basis of sex (and gender)"

The theme of the years 2019 to 2021

Each two years, ARSP highlights a topic, which then attracts a variety of events, workshops, interviews, and presentations. For 2019-2021, the chosen topic is „ON THE BASIS OF SEX (AND GENDER).“



Newsletters and Facebook

If you are interested in the ARSP newsletters you can always find them here or send us your email address and we will send them to you directly.



1922 - 2021

On June 25, 2021, Verena von Hammerstein died in Berlin at the age of 99. Sadly, we bid farewell to an important companion of Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste.


News from our Project Partners

How are our Project Partners fairing during Covid 19

The majority of our project partners provide services to the traditionally underserved and socially marginalized members of the community. Here are their stories during Covid 19


ARSP Around the world

Volunteering with ARSP/ASF during Covid 19

Even with Covid 19 - our organization was able to send around 120 volunteers into 13 countries. Here are the stories of the current 2020 to 2021 volunteers.


ARSP Voices

ARSP volunteers share their stories

ARSP volunteers share their experiences during their one year service in the
United States - in their own words.