Volunteer's Voices

Our volunteers share their impressions and experiences of what it means to do a volunteer service with ARSP.

50 Years Ago

The first ARSP volunteers

In 1968, the first groups of ARSP volunteers arrived in the United States. Here they write about their experiences.


Working with Holocaust Survivors

ARSP volunteer Tim shares his story

Tim is a volunteer at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburg for the last 8 month..learn


Serving Chicagoland's Children

Confronted with Poverty

Sometimes, while doing good you wonder if it is enough, Lotta, ARSP volunteer, is sharing her thoughts regarding her work at Cradles to Crayons, a wonderful non profit organization that supplies children with essential items in Chicago.


Living History

Volunteers hearing from Survivors

During the one year stay, our volunteers are asked to interview a person they get to know while living and serving in the United States. Balthasar and Lotte, our ARSP volunteers at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL interviewed several Holocaust Survivors.


Youth Symposium on the Holocaust

How an insight into America's remembrance culture led to a reflection of Germany's Past

Henri, ARSP volunteer, participated as a workshop facilitator at the 41th Annual Youth Symposium on the Holocaust.


Reports from the Field

Volunteers from ARSP tell their stories and experiences during their service in the United States



January twentyeight

It was the first time for me to sit in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nation in New York City. How did I get from a small village in the south of Germany, where I am originally from to the General Assembly Hall?