The Austrian Service Abroad is non-profit and non-governmental organization accredited by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs to offer sponsored volunteering services (Auslandsdienst) abroad to both females and males. The types of services are the Gedenkdienst, Austrian Social Service and Austrian Peace Service. If a service is done for a time-period of at least 10 months it may serve as a substitute to Austria’s mandatory military or national service. Having many partners around the world, it is the largest of Austria’s organizations providing such volunteering services. The Austrian Service Abroad is funded by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs.