The Federal voluntary service, the number of “Bufdis is fallen” in the state of Hesse something: 2018 1751 people were, on average, such a voluntary service. The average of the past twelve months was 113 “Bufdis” below the level of the previous year. This is evident from the recent statistics, provided by the Cologne-based Federal Agency for family and civilian-social tasks on his Website.

The Covenant was voluntarily entered service in 2011 as a replacement for the parallel to compulsory military service, absence of civil service introduced. The service in the social, cultural, or educational institutions usually lasts one year and is compensated with a “pocket money” of a maximum of 390 euros per month. In contrast to the previous civil service of the Federal government is voluntary service to people of all ages. Nevertheless, the lion’s share of the “Bufdis is” rather young.

the Federal government is Currently working to make such voluntary service more attractive. According to a draft law, the Federal Cabinet by the end of 2018 has decided to be of service in the future, even part-time.