Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein

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Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein
legal form Foundation, endowment
founding 1904
founder Franz Arndt
Seat Volmarstein ( coordinates: 51 ° 22 ′ 8 ″  N , 7 ° 22 ′ 37.9 ″  E )
motto ... and life wins!
main emphasis Disability assistance , senior assistance and nursing
sales 287,954,000 euros (2018)
Employees 3514 (2018)
Website www.esv.de
Aerial view

The Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein (ESV) is a diaconal organization for the disabled , senior citizens and sick people with its headquarters in Wetter-Volmarstein . Further facilities are located in the urban area of Wetter , Witten , Dortmund , Hagen , Ennepetal , Schwelm , Gevelsberg and Ivenack .


The Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein was founded in 1904 by the Volmarstein Pastor Franz Arndt and is active in the care of the physically handicapped and the sick. In the course of time it has developed into a complex facility for diaconal handicapped, sick and elderly care.

Over time, the name of the foundation has also been changed several times. After the initial name 'Krüppelanstalt', another name was used before it was renamed the 'Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein'.

In total, more than 3000 children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens as well as several thousand patients are cared for in all Volmarsteiner facilities every year.

The founder of the foundation, Pastor Franz Arndt

It is a legal evangelical foundation under private law.


The Protestant Foundation Volmarstein includes the following areas and institutions:

Disabled assistance:

  • Living areas for disabled children and disabled adults in the region and also in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania


School and job:

  • the Oberlinschule (special school for children) with a special focus on physical and motor development , private substitute school
  • the Werner Richard Vocational College
  • the Volmarstein vocational training center
  • Workshops for disabled people

Senior Aid:

  • Retirement and nursing homes for old people (network system of open outpatient, semi-stationary and inpatient care and support services as well as day care)

Advice and therapy:

  • Outpatient services and advice centers
  • integrative rehabilitation medicine
  • Therapy Services Volmarstein (TDV)

Services in social and health care:

  • Research Institute for Technology and Disability (FTB)
  • Data center Volmarstein (RZV)

Web links

Commons : Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  • 100 years ESV. Decided for Life (1904–2004) . Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein, 2004, ISBN 3-930774-12-7

Individual evidence

  1. ^ ESV: Mission statement of the ESV. Retrieved August 16, 2017 .