The SES is Germany’s leading volunteering organisation for experts and executives who are either retired or taking some time off work. The SES has been helping people to help themselves since 1983 – all around the world, in every industry and sector.

At present, the SES has access to the knowledge and experience of 13,000 experts from all professional spheres. Since 1983, the SES has completed more than 60,000 voluntary expert assignments in 170 countries, with approximately a third of the placements being in Germany.

The SES is based in Bonn. It has some 200 representatives in 90 different countries around the world.

The main beneficiaries of the SES network’s expertise are small and medium-sized businesses, public authorities, professional and business associations, social and medical facilities, and institutions which provide basic education or vocational training. In Germany, there is a special focus on supporting the development of young people at school (Schools programme) or in vocational training (VerAplus initiative).

The SES is also involved as a partner of the African-German Youth Office (AGYO) for young African and German professionals (Team works!).

A partner to business and government

Supported by

Funded by

German Senior Experts (GSE)

The GSE are the commercial brand of the SES. Income generated by the GSE strengthens the voluntary work of the SES.