Jan Wohlfarth worked for a year as an Ecological Volunteer at Ecologic Institute from September 2016 until July 2017. He supported the Events and Organization Team and participated in the preparation and implementation as well as follow-up of national and international events and projects on environmental issues. He also assisted the institute's researchers. As native German speaker, he is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of French.
Jan Wohlfarth successfully completed his A-Levels in summer 2016 at the Carl-Friedrich-Gauss grammar school in Frankfurt (Oder), and immediately after he decided to get involved in conservation and environmental protection. Therefore, he intended to use his ecological volunteer year to expand his knowledge of environmental and political issues and gain insight into the different areas of work at Ecologic Institute.
During his time in school, Jan Wohlfarth advocated for refugees. Together with other students he organized various events (including among others a Café International and Cultural Night Movie) in order to improve the integration of refugees into German society.