The Welthaus (World house) Bielefeld is a developmental organization, in which volunteer work as well as full time commitment works together for global social justice and sustainable development. In our member groups many people do voluntary public work on development related issues or on African and South American countries, support partner projects, take part in the “woza-choir” or are involved in fair trade. The full-time employees contribute to essential parts of the culture- and lobby work, organise culture events, arrange the joint-development work with our partners, are responsible for fundraising and administration. The volunteer board of directors decide over the guidelines for working together with the General Assembly of the association. The Welthaus Bielefeld is a non governmental organization that values its independence but seeks cooperation with various social groups. We are a charitable organization, acknowledged to be supporting the youth’s welfare and we carry the DIZ-Seal of approval, which testifies the reliance of our donations. The free magazine “Welthaus-Info” informs about our work as well as current development issues.