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HERTHA LEVEFÆLLESSKAB

  • Theme: Disability
  • Activity dates: 1st of July 2020 until 31st of July 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

The project, Hertha, is a living community for mentally handicapped situated in a small village, Herskind, consisting of with families and singles, who integrate themselves into the lives and rhythm of the handicapped. It is integration, where normal people integrate into the lives of handicapped.
The living community consists of 2 houses with 19 mentally handicapped residents. The residents have different psychological and mental restrictions and some of them are also physically impaired, but all of them are able to walk. The level of function varies from nearly “normal” to few without any verbal language. Most are aged 18-30 years, but few are older.
In the village there are different workshops which are used in the project: Bakery, biodynamic market garden, biodynamic farm, dairy, weave shed, kitchen and laundry where the mentally handicapped work. In the workshops we produce products spent by the residents in the village and furthermore the bakery and dairy produce products to be sold in ecological shops to kindergartens and other institutions in the area.

Volunteer profile

  • non-smoker
  • punctual – the volunteer must show up on time to the agreed activities
  • tolerant, open, extrovert who can take part in our daily life with a positive attitude
  • calm personality, flexible and accepting of adjustments to plans since changes can occur with short warning

Volunteering at the project

  • the volunteer will live at the project
  • Herskind is a small but quite vivid community, there is a small grocery, a community house where cultural and social events are celebrated, a sports club, were they play soccer, handball and badminton and where the volunteer can join the activities.
  • the pedagogy at the project uses the Rudolf Steiner principles – these will not be taught explicitly, but are practised
  • supervision and instructions will be provided by pedagogues specialised in working with mentally handicapped
  • the main activity for the volunteer will be to support the disabled in the workshops according to interests and specific knowledge and experiences. The volunteer will support in the bakery and kitchen.
  • if the volunteer has a driving license, he/she will be in charge of being a chauffeur to different activities
  • being able to play an instrument would be relevant, but not essential
  • volunteers will only work with the less disabled and challenging disabled

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THE INTERNATIONAL-A BOARDING SCHOOL IN VEDERSØ

  • Theme: Youth/education
  • Activity dates: 3th of August 2020. – 7th of July 2021.
  • Number of volunteers: 3
Description of the project

The International Academy and Boarding School of Denmark is the only 100% English speaking efterskole in Denmark, where students aged 14-17 can combine the unique experience of attending a Danish efterskole/boarding school, with its proven educational and personal development qualities, with an international education. The school is a part of the self-governing institution Vedersø Idrætsefterskole (Sports College), which is one of Denmark’s leading sports and gymnastic schools.

Volunteer profile

  • over the age of 22
  • preferably volunteers with a good level of english and university educated
  • motivated, adaptable and flexible
  • previous experience working with children
  • previous teaching experience is highly recommended
  • an interest for foreign languages
  • a passion for one of following activities: dance, media and communication, football or badminton are important, as these are core subjects at The International
  • prefered french, spanish or german speakers

Volunteering at the project

  • planned activities will vary depending on the participant’s individual skills, personal background and experience
  • our range of informal and formal activities will give the volunteer the chance to use of their skills – linguistically, artistically, socially, and physically
  • volunteers will assist in the classroom as both a guest teacher (and language assistant where relevant)
  • volunteers will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the teaching profession and gain experience working with young people
  • a responsibility to contribute to social activities in weekends and evenings
  • volunteers will live at the school

Selection

  • interviews will take place in English in person or via Skype

FJORD&BÆLT

  • Theme: Animal/Environment
  • Activity dates: August 2020-August 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

Fjord&Bælt is a combined research and experience centre which communicates knowledge about marine life in the waters of Denmark. Fjord&Bælt is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to get close to marine animal life. At Fjord&Bælt we have a daily routines of training and feeding our three porpoises – Eigil, Freja and Sif – and our playful seals – Svante, Tulle and Naja. The animals live and swim in true-to-nature basins continuously supplied with fresh seawater from the fjord and strait. The centre is visited by aproximatly 60-55,000 guests each year.

Fjord&Bælt have approximately 12 full-time employees year round, not including the many interns, volunteers and part-time staff. The Research department consists of a team composed of a Danish department leader and two Swedish trainers. Danish and foreign interns and volunteers assist in all the daily tasks, such as observing, training, feeding and playing with the porpoises and seals.

We at Fjord og bælt have always had interns and volunteers from all over the world and think it is a nice way for people to learn about research, education, animal husbandry and training. We also think it is an important part of our work to give this opportunity for people who are interested. Other than this, we think that it is interesting to work with people from different cultures, both to teach them about our culture but also to learn about theirs. Additionally, we also make an effort to have a social life with interns and volunteers outside of work.

In the beginning the volunteer will learn all the daily tasks that are necessary for the daily routines, such as fish sorting, kitchen cleaning, assisting the trainers and maintenance of the facilities. After an individual period of time the volunteer will start feeding the animals and start to learn how to maintain a few basic behaviors with the animals.

Volunteering at the project

  • The role of the intern will be to help with the daily flow in the fish kitchen and in time participate in the feedings/training sessions of our animals. In the season where the center is open it is also important to help in giving the guests a great experience which means answering questions and so on.
  • To be a volunteer at Fjord&Bælt you will have the opportunity to learn about porpoises and seals. Both about their biology and how they live in nature. We do a lot of research especially with our porpoises and through this you will learn a lot about them as a species.
  • You will also have the opportunity to learn about their daily husbandry and care and also the basic rules of how to train animals.
  • There are also opportunities to learn about the animal life and ecosystems of the Danish waters.

Read Jaime’s – former volunteer at “Fjord&Bælt” – blog about his time in Denmark

     

VESTJYLLANDS HØJSKOLE

  • Theme: Youth/Education
  • Activity dates: 1st August of 2020 until 1st August 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 1
Description of the project

Vestjyllands Højskole is a Folk High Schools that offers non-formal adult education. Most students are between 18 and 26 years old. We have no academic requirements for admittance and there are no exams, but you get a diploma when you leave.

We have dance, ecology, theatre, singing, music, ceramics, painting ,writing, and cooking on the schedule.
We have an ecological profile and we are able to produce all the energy needed ourselves. We have a large ecological garden, which is maintained by local voluntaries.
As a volunteer, you will be working in the garden, but in your spare time you will have the opportunity to take part in the above mentioned as well.

Volunteer profile

  • interest in education and ecology
  • willing to engage in the practical work in the organic garden
  • flexible and mature
  • interest in sustainable gardening and permaculture
  • we look for a young male

Volunteering at the project

  • the volunteer will gain knowledge of ecological gardening and farming;
    • knowledge of plants and the diversity of the earth
    • how to make the earth fertile and fruitful
    • knowledge of coexistence between, man, animals, and plants
    • knowledge of the importance of plants in regards to our health
  • the volunteer will spend most of the time working in the garden and in that way he will contribute to the overall mission of the garden
    • the creation of new social and cultural networks between Danes and foreigners through ecological gardening and the use of those products in the kitchen
    • strengthen the knowledge in the local community about the importance of the food in relation to health and a healthy life
    • create an ecological research and demonstration garden that inspires to form the basis of a constructive community, which in the future will attract new citizens
  • Besides gardening, the volunteer will be faced with tasks of craftsmanship, especially carpentry and tasks such as bartending, management and cleaning
  • the volunteer will live at the school

LIMFJORDSSKOLEN

  • Theme: Disability
  • Activity dates:  1st September 2020. – 30th June 2021.
  • Number of volunteers: 2-3
Description of the project

Limfjordsskolen is a residential school for young disabled people between 17 and 20 years of age. The school offers a specially designed education based on the students individual competences and challenges and this education is given to all young people who cannot complete a normal youth education even with extra assistance and adapted curriculum.

At Limfjordsskolen we have 42 students, 11 teachers and 25 social workers and each student has a room of their own and lives in family groups of up till 13 other students. The young people who all have severe learning difficulties stay at the school for up till 3 years and come from all over the Northern part of Denmark.

The main purpose of the school is to equip and strengthen the students in becoming as independent and active in their own life as possible, and in spite of their handicap be an active citizen in the local community.

Limfjordsskolen is located in the town of Logstor which is beautifully situated at the banks of Limfjorden. The environment is very influenced by the fjord and the town is an old fishing town. Today the fishing trade has declined and it is now smaller industries and companies doing different kinds of services but in the summertime, Logstor is full of tourists, many sailboats and visitors are coming due to the lovely seaside.

Volunteer profile

  • over the age of 22
  • willing to be part of a learning community for disabled young people
  • willing to put in their skills and efforts in the daily life with them
  • ready to learn from the staff

Volunteering at the project

  • the main purpose of the school is to equip and strengthen the students in becoming as independent and active in their own life as possible
  • in addition to the basic curriculum the student can choose from different areas of interest; Nature, sport and health, art, music.
  • the school also has a protected workshop where 10 adults with severe learning difficulties works with arts, theatre, cooking and maintenance work
  • the volunteer will be involved in the social life of the students – play games, go to the cinema, go shopping, go to the café, go on trips and tours

MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

  • Theme: Animal/Environment
  • Activity dates:  15th of August 2020. – 14th of August 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

The Marine Biological Research Centre in Kerteminde is part of the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark. Kerteminde is on the island Fyn, an island in the middle of Denmark. Any other part of the country is within easy reach by public transport.

The centre is internationally known and focuses on all aspects of marine research, both in the field and in the lab. The center has projects with focus on sponges, jellyfish, blue mussels and other filter feeding animals; as well as a bioacoustics labs where we house grey seals, cormorants and harbour porpoises.

Volunteer profile

  • people with a biology or psychology background, or people with animal experience.
  • all interested person will be openly considered with a special focus on motivation for learning and strong work ethic

Volunteering at the project

  • assisting in daily research sessions and training sessions with the 2 grey seals, 2 cormorants, and 2 turtles
  • assisting in the daily animal care and husbandry of the animals
  • cleaning and maintenance of the animal areas and facilities
  • the volunteers will be put through a training regime in learning animal behavior, behavior modification, and animal training
  • the volunteers will also learn about the bioacoustics, psychophysics, and testing paradigms
  • as a volunteer on this project, you will be living with a Danish host family.

BUSTRUP HOVEDGAARD

  • Theme: Youth/climate/organic farming
  • Activity dates: 1of August 2020 – 31 of July 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

Bustrup Dagskole (Bustrup Day School) is looking for volunteers for a duration of 6 – 9 months with a working time of 30-35 hours a week. We are situated in the countryside in a beautiful landscape and our volunteers should also like to live away from the city with outdoor activities every day as well as sports.

We are looking for people who are 18-30 years of age, speaking good English and have a genuine interest in climate and ecology questions. We are looking for people who like to share life and work with like-minded people, who are willing to take up challenges, working in after-school programs with youngsters with special needs, building up friendships and working with both mind and hands in our Garden Farming, husbandry and information work in the community.

Bustrup Dagskole is running a café in the Danish summer where lots of people visit every day. We imagine that volunteers coming in the summer should help running the café together with staff and students from our Day School. Bustrup Dagskole is also running a fitness centre and a gallery and here there will also be tasks together with students and teachers.

At our school centre we practice a strict no alcohol and no drugs policy. Our teenage students are vulnerable youngsters and come from various difficult backgrounds. We do not permit any alcohol or drugs at our school.

Bustrup School Center is looking for volunteers who want to take part in the “Change Generation”. People (18 – 30 year of age) who want to dedicate some of their time and life for learning and acting to reduce and mitigate the effects of climate change. People, who enjoy being part of an international community and enjoy working with head and hands. People who want to improve their English skills and learn numerous other skills. People who want to learn about pedagogy and teaching in theory and practice.

Volunteer profiles

  • aged 18 to 30
  • a background as: youth workers, teachers, pedagogues, craftsmen and –women, builders, sports instructors, health and social workers, unemployed people, or students
  • strong interest in: dissemination of climate knowledge, hands-on work in an organic garden, supporting vulnerable young people
  • having a basic knowledge of English

Selection

  • interviews will be conducted via Skype

Accomodation
The volunteers live, learn and work together at Bustrup School Center. The volunteers have a mentor – or a teacher. Each module – mostly a week at a time – has its own headline, introduction, theory, and practice. Each module is evaluated by each participant and by the group as well. The mentor will call the volunteers for meetings to discuss and evaluate and guide the different challenges in the daily programs – formal as well as informal learning. The volunteer writes a midway report. The mentor writes a final report on each volunteer’s achievements.

Learning outcomes
Participants should be opopen-mindednd communicative from the beginning. The learning will be learning-by-doing. At Bustrup School Center, the volunteers will experience team work with international colleagues, networking skills, working with deadlines and reports, sharing life conditions and responsibilities and building Best Buddy relations with youngsters with special needs. Through the program the participants will improve and learn the following: written and spoken English, pedagogy skills, knowledge about the World, Knowledge about global warming and climate change, project management, skills like carpentry, building, cultivation, animal care, cooking, and cleaning, cooperation skills, learning to speak in front of many people, cultural skills like singing, playing theater, and painting posters, economy, and physical exercise.

The school has a strict no alcohol/no drugs policy.

AAGAARD EFTERSKOLE

  • Theme: Youth/Education
  • Activity dates: 11th of August 2020-30th of June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 1
Description of the project

Aagaard Efterskole is a part of a network of schools in Denmark, known as “Efterskole”. “Efterskole” is a unique schooling concept found only in Denmark. Broadly speaking it is a private boarding school with government grants that provides Secondary School education for young people at the age of 15 to 17.

Each “Efterskole” chooses its own profile and an area on which it will focus its teaching, in addition to the compulsory subjects. Our school focuses on academic skills, traditional Danish gymnastics and optional subjects (music, creative, sport, and practical subjects).

Aagaard Efterskole’s founding values are based upon Grundtvig/Kold social-cultural values, whose general principles are general education, co-existence and enlightenment for life, emphasizing putting historical, political and cultural issues into context. Pupils’ participation in the cultural debate is also seen as an important part of the individual’s personal development.
The staff currently consists of 17 teachers and 6 other members of staff.

Volunteer profile

  • over the age of 20
  • a volunteer with interest in working with children and young people
  • interest in foreign languages and sharing knowledge about Europe and his own country, culture, and language
  • willing to engage in all aspects of the life on the school
  • hard-working and flexible

Volunteering at the school

  • a timetable will be provided every week, which will give the volunteer a chance to use all his skills; linguistically, artistically, athletically, and socially
  • it’s important to note that the school is technically open 24/7, though time will be given in lieu if the volunteer has been asked to contribute weekends
  • the volunteer will have the opportunity to work as a language assistant with co-operation with other teachers in the classroom
  • the volunteer will have the opportunity to contribute during musical activities, sport activities, skiing, and other optional lessons
  • participating in the daily tasks of the boarding school; monitoring of cleaning and mealtimes, planning evening activities, helping with homework etc.

Selection
Aagaard Efterskole would like to ensure that they receive the right candidate by carrying out interviews on Skype in German or English.

KONTAKT MELLEM MENNESKER

  • Theme: Children
  • Activity dates: 1st September 2020 – 30th June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

Kontakt mellem Mennesker/Contact between People is a volunteer social association whose vision is a strong, visible and diverse civil society. The organization strives, through various areas of effort (Volunteer center, Self-help, Anonymous volunteer counseling, Community of interest projects and Charity shop) to promote a strong, visible and diverse civil society where anyone can make a volunteer contribution, seek help and support, and take part in meaningful communities – regardless of age, ethnicity, handicap and social status. Daily, Kontakt mellem Mennesker strives to enhance solidarity between people, while respecting their cultures and their traditions, and aim to build a community of shared responsibilities and mutual support – they believe that all people can make meaningful contributions to society e.g. through engaging in volunteer work or taking part in different communities.

Volunteer profile

  • Proactive and strong on taking initiative
  • Able to speak and write English
  • A keen interest in the areas with which Kontakt mellem Mennesker works: promoting volunteerism, community work, supporting other NGOs and the establishment of communities of interest
  • An open mind towards people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds
  • Knowledge of IT

Volunteering at the project

  • The Volunteer at Kontakt mellem Mennesker will work with their staff and ca. 100 volunteers to discuss and initiate activities for people who want a volunteer job or who need help to get on with their lives.
  • At this association they help many different types of people, both those experiencing a life crisis common to most, but also the marginalized and persons with a non-Danish ethnic background.
  • The volunteer will also contribute to the planning of activities, projects and running a large volunteer house for our city’s social associations.
  • The volunteer’s concrete tasks/projects will depend on their competences and interests.
  • Tasks could be, for example:
  • 1.Reception function, where you greet people and associations needing help
  • 2. Participation in marketing our programs (PR, distribution of materials, social media, trade fairs)
  • 3. Participant or project leader on your own project/activity (for ex. party for volunteers, workshops for associations, international café)
  • 4. Function as handyman/woman (for ex. preparation/arrangement of meeting rooms, meeting planning)

KATTEGATCENTRET

  • Theme: Animals/Environment
  • Activity dates: 1st of September 2020 – 30th June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 1
Description of the project

The Kattegatcentre is a dynamic and exciting place where you can experience the ocean and its animal life. The visitors get a unique experience and obtain new knowledge about the ocean world and in our aquariums you can experience animals and fish from all over the World. Shoal fish from the Danish coasts, crabs and lobsters from the North Sea, sharks and rays from the tropical oceans, seals and even some freshwaterspecies.

In the school service we aim to support and deepen the teachings in biology at schools – ranging from primary schools to higher educational institutions. We have the second largest school service among Danish zoos and aquaria, and annually teach 13.000 children.

The Kattegatcenter is situated at the habour in Grenaa, 3,5 km from the center of the town. Grenaa is a town with 13.500 inhabitants and the Kattegatcenter is important to the town attracting many tourists to the area. The weather in Grenaa can be windy and rough during wintertime, but for perople interested in sea and nature the area has a lot to offer.

Volunteering at the project

  • the volunteer will learn about ocean animal life and ecosystems as well as maintaining an aquarium
  • the volunteer will learn to promote scientific knowledge to an audience
  • large variety of tasks: Construction of new aquaria, cleaning and maintenance of the existing aquaria, feeding and nursing of fish and the other marine animals, and any other activity which keeps the exhibits in order and well-functioning.
  • tasks and responsibilities will depend greatly of the volunteer’s age, interests, and qualifications
  • the volunteer must be aware that some of the animals are dangerous. We will of course provide the necessary supervision in order to avoid dangerous situations, but the volunteer must follow the given rules when dealing with the animals.
  • the volunteer will be living in a host family

RØNDE FRIE SKOVBØRNEHUS

  • Theme: Children
  • Activity dates: 1st September 2020 – 30th June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 3
Description of the project

The Kindergarten and nursery “Rønde Frie Skovbørnehus” is beautifully located in the middle of a forest, only 5 min walk from the seaside. We have four groups of children aged 0-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6 under the same roof with different outside activities and right now we have 50 children and 8 staff.
A town of Rønde is only three minutes away by car or bus. All necessary items can be bought in Rønde, which is located half an hour away from Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city.

The kindergarten activities follow the seasons very closely. Recently harvest took place and we had a celebration inviting the families. In the winter, we make bonfires to make food, such as soup, but also to keep warm. Sometimes when the weather gets rough we find shelter in the stables or do gymnastics/sports in the gym. However, every year we hope for a snowy winter because we love playing and sledging in the snow.

We also do a lot of singing and playing, storytelling, drawing, painting and many other activities and the volunteer is expected to take active part in the activities.

Volunteer profile

  • basic level of English
  • smoking is not allowed
  • good social skills and interest and motivation in working with children
  • no previous experience at working at kindergartens is required

Volunteering at the project

  • the kindergarden is specialized in daily outdoors living
  • we believe it is mentally and physically healthy for children to be outdoors for most of the day
  • a member of the staff will be a tutor and supervisor for the volunteer
  • the volunteer will be attached one of the groups and help the staff in the daily work
  • the volunteer is also expected to do activities with the children

Selection

  • interviews will take place in English via Skype

REJSBY EUROPEAN EFTERSKOLE

  • Theme: Youth/Education
  • Activity dates: 1st August 2020 – 30 of June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

The school is located in the little village of Rejsby in Southern Denmark on the west coast of Jutland, just 5 km from Wadden Sea National Park and 45km from the German border.

Currently, the school has room for 139 students with a fairly equal balance between girls and boys. The students come from a variety of backgrounds both financially, socially and academically and all are welcome to apply to the school for the 9th or 10th grade. The students live and study at the school for one year only.

The students must understand that they will be living away from home for the best part of a year and are expected to participate in a small community, where teamwork is very important considering that the students live, work, clean and eat together at the school.

Volunteer profile

  • over the age of 20
  • motivated, adaptable and flexible
  • previous experience working with children
  • previous teaching experience is highly recommended
  • interest in foreign languages
  • in the effort to create an international enviroment for the students  a volunteer from Spain or East Europe is preferred

Volunteering at the project

  • the volunteer is expected to play a vital role in the “efterskole” community and quickly develop a personal, yet professional relationship to the students
  • the school is built on openness, friendliness, tolerance and shared responsibility
  • the volunteer will be involved in the areas of the curriculum that are relevant to their key skills both linguistically, artistically, and socially
  • the volunteer will be offered the same learning possibilities of any trainee teaching with regards to pedagogy and didactics
  • any volunteer will be provided with constant support and advice

Selection

  • interviews will be conducted in English in person or via Skype

SOLBJERG PLEJEHJEM

  • Theme: Elderly
  • Activity dates: 1st September 2020 – For 12 months
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

Solbjerg Plejehjem is a nursing home for elderly people of Aarhus Kommune – the municipality of Aarhus. Next to the nursing home there is a community center with a health center and a café and rooms for meetings and activities for citizens from the local area.
Solbjerg is situated 15 km south of Aarhus – Denmark’s second largest city. You can take the bus to Solbjerg (from downtown Aarhus) in about 35 minutes.
The volunteers will be a part of the daily routines in the nursing home and community center. They will participate and be involved in many different tasks and activities involving seniors and elderly citizens from supporting and running different activities and meetings to contributing to different initiatives targeting elderly. The activities are based on the wishes and needs of the elderly but also on the interest and abilities of the volunteer. The volunteer will also participate in many cultural events as for instance Christmas and Easter and arrangements for their co-workers. Also the volunteer will be asked to arrange one or two cultural events related to their country and cultural and own interests. Also helping out in the kitchen is very much appreciated.

Volunteer profile

  • highly motivated to work with elderly people
  • highly motivated to work within the field of health and care
  • social, outgoing, creative, empathetic
  • willing and ready to take initiative
  • highly motivated to learn Danish in order to be able over timer to talk to staff and residents
  • if you play an instrument or sing it is very much appreciated

Volunteering at the project

  • easy office tasks
  • working in the café
  • social activities, for instance card or board games, cooking, baking, or enjoying a meal together
  • physical activities, for instance gardening, walking, dancing and sports/fitness (active ageing)
  • musical activities for and with the elderly people, such as music and singing
  • creative activities for instance knitting/embroidery, painting, drawing, and ceramics
  • supporting or even planning and organizing different activities and projects for the elderly, e.x. “Wine Club”, “Men’s Night”, “Biking Without Age” or “Value Stock”
  • participating in excursions with the elderly outside the nursing home/local community center

The volunteers will either live in a shared apartment or with a host family.

TRANBJERG PLEJEHJEM – AARHUS KOMMUNE

  • Theme: Elderly/Disabled
  • Activity dates: 1st September 2020 – For 12 months
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

Tranbjerg Plejehjem is a nursing home and community center for elderly people of Aarhus Kommune – the municipality of Aarhus. It is situated in Tranbjerg, 12km south of Aarhus – Denmark’s second largest city. Part of the nursing home is a café, a community center with rooms for meetings and activities, and a health center.
The volunteers will be a part of the daily routines in the nursing home and community center, and sometimes also the café. They will participate and be involved in many different tasks and activities involving seniors and elderly citizens from supporting and running different activities and meetings to contributing to different initiatives targeting elderly. The activities are based on the wishes and needs of the elderly.

Volunteer profile

  • interested or has knowledge in VR video
  • highly motivated to work with elderly people
  • highly motivated to work within the field of health and care
  • social, outgoing, creative, empathetic
  • willing and ready to take initiative

Volunteering at the project

  • easy office tasks
  • working in the café
  • social activities, for instance card or board games, cooking, baking, or enjoying a meal together
  • physical activities, for instance gardening, walking, dancing and sports/fitness (active ageing)
  • musical activities for and with the elderly people, such as music and singing
  • creative activities for instance knitting/embroidery, painting, drawing, and ceramics
  • supporting or even planning and organizing different activities and projects for the elderly, e.x. “Wine Club”, “Men’s Night”, “Biking Without Age” or “Value Stock”
  • participating in excursions with the elderly outside the nursing home/local community center

The volunteers will either live in a shared apartment or with a host family.

VANDEL EFTERSKOLE

  • Theme: Youth/Education
  • Activity dates: 1st of August 2020. – 30th of June 2021.
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

An “Efterskole” is a unique schooling concept found only in Denmark. It is a kind of a private boarding school with government grants that provides Secondary School education for young people, predominately between the ages of 14-17. The school is privately run, and this means that there is an annual fee for parents to send their child/children to the school, but families may apply for government funding depending on their financial status.

Vandel Efterskole is known for its high educational standards and pedagogical practices, but also the proven ability to develop our students both socially and academically. The majority of students continue into higher education.

The foundations of the community at the school are built upon openness, friendliness, tolerance and shared responsibility. Participation in this mini-society aims to build relationships as well as further awareness and understanding of others.

Vandel puts emphasis on quality education. Everybody should be able to acquire new skills and develop academically within a challenging learning environment.

Volunteer profile

  • over the age of 20
  • out-going, sociable and has a sense of humor
  • motivation, adaptability and flexibility are key factors
  • natural interest in working with children
  • an interest in foreign languages
  • previous teaching experience is recommended
  • participation in sports or coaching experience would also be beneficial
  • Danish law requires anyone working with children under the age of 16 to have a clean criminal record and have no previous convictions where children are involved

Volunteering at the project

  • volunteers will be living at the school
  • good opportunity to participate in all of the school’s activities during the week and at weekends
  • volunteers are expected to quickly develop a personal, yet professional relationship to the students
  • individual timetables will offer volunteers the chance to use all of their skills, linguistically, artistically, and socially
  • the volunteer will get the opportunity to contribute as both a language assistant and as a guest teacher
  • volunteers will be offered the same learning possibilities of any trainee teacher with regards to pedagogy and didactics
  • volunteers will be provided with constant support and advice
  • no smoking is allowed on school grounds and alcohol is not permitted on the premises

Selection

  • interviews will take place in English in person or via Skype

VOLUNTEER FESTIVAL OFFICE

  • Theme: Children/youth sports
  • Activity dates: 1st of September 2020 – 30th of June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 2
Description of the project

In 2018 the city of Aarhus was announced European Volunteer Capital by the organization CEV – the European Volunteer Centre. In relation to the year as Volunteer Capital Aarhus hosted several European volunteers with great success.

One of the many outcomes of the year as European Volunteer Capital was the volunteering festival called ‘Folkets Møde’, where some of our volunteers contributed.

The volunteering festival was a celebration and recognition of the hard work that volunteers do every day all around us in our community. You can read an article written by one of our European volunteers regarding Folkets Møde here: https://frivillighovedstad.dk/english/news/what-remains-in-the-aftermath-of-folkets-moede/

As a part of the legacy from European Volunteer Capital 2018, the city of Aarhus has decided to host a new Folkets Møde in the end of 2019. This will be the main project assigned to the European volunteers – to be a part of the organizing team arranging Folkets Møde 2019 and to develop an international track for the program.

The volunteer festival office is a very small office with 4-5 people working on facilitation and marketing of the projects going on during the year. We are located at the City Hall of Aarhus as a part of the health department in the Municipality of Aarhus.
Besides the other members of the office, the volunteers will cooperate with a wide varity of organizations and volunteers from the city of Aarhus.

Tasks of the volunteer:

  • take part in the office arranging Folkets Møde 2019 and contribute to the planning and coordination of the festival.
  • Take part in developing international program of the volunteer festival
  • Help to build on the experiences of the volunteering festival – for example by developing new cooperations on volunteering with an international perspective.

Volunteering at the project
The volunteer will live in a shared apartment. Food allowance is covered by Dansk ICYE.

Learning outcomes:
By taking part in the planning, coordination and running of the volunteer festival the volunteers will learn a lot about volunteering in Denmark, about how it is to be a part of a team that arranges a large event and all the responsibilities and tasks that follows.
Also, the volunteers will learn a lot about Danish culture from talking to a lot of different people in order to motivate them to contribute to the festival.

ODSHERREDS EFTERSKOLE

  • Theme: Youth/Education
  • Activity dates: 1st of August 2020. – 30th of June 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 3
Description of the project

Odsherredes Efterskole is a Christian self-governing boarding school (efterskole) offering formal secondary education for 9th and 10th grade. It have are around 160 students between 15-17 year, which stay for one year at the school. The school is situated in the western part of Zealand in a small town named Faarevejle.

An “Efterskole” is a unique schooling concept found only in Denmark. It is a kind of a private boarding school with government grants that provides Secondary School education for young people, predominately between the ages of 14-17. The school is privately run, and this means that there is an annual fee for parents to send their child/children to the school, but families may apply for government funding depending on their financial status.

Volunteer profile

  • over the age of 20
  • out-going, sociable and has a sense of humor
  • good at English

Volunteering at the project

  • living at the school, there is the opportunity to participate in all of the school’s activities during the week and at weekends
  • you get your own room in a house that you will share with 2-4 other young people, who also work at the school
  • the school will provide a timetable for the volunteer, which will offer him/her the chance to use all of their skills, linguistically, artistically, in sports and socially
  • the volunteer will be involved in the areas of the curriculum that are relevant to his/her key skills
  • the volunteer would be offered the same learning possibilities of any trainee teaching with regards to pedagogy and didactics
  • the volunteer would be provided with constant support and advice
  • we expect the volunteer to engage in all aspects of the school’s life

ICYE DENMARK

  • Theme: Youth/Intercultural Learning
  • Activity dates: 15st of August 2020. – For 12 months
  • Number of volunteers: 1
Description of the project

Dansk ICYE is working on international exchange programmes. Working with us, the volunteer will have an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about international exchange programmes.
The volunteer will have an opportunity to participate in international meetings and take part in trainings that is arranged by Dansk ICYE.

The main focus will be on the incoming program of both the ESC and ICYE long term exchange programmes. The working language for the staff, coworkers and exchangees will be in English.

The volunteer will be engaged in a broad array of work areas such as external and internal communications, designing and planning activities for exchangees, preparing, coordinating and participating in various types of meetings with coworkers as well as ongoing administrative tasks in the office.
The general activitys will be to keep in touch with exchangees – in cooperation with Dansk ICYE’s co-workers – while they are doing their project in Denmark.

The volunteer will update exchangees on the social activities going on in the organization, and help explore ways to get involved locally and meet other young people in the area where their projects are located.
Finally, the volunteer will also be part of the daily routine at the office, helping out with various administrative tasks related to the ESC and ICYE incoming programs.

Working hours: 35 hours per week.

The volunteer will live with a hostfamily.

Volunteer profile

  • keen interest in an international organisation
  • fluent at written and spoken English is highly appreciated
  • The volunteer will be involved in marketing

PRÆSTØ PRIVATSKOLE

  • Theme: Children and Education
  • Activity dates: 1 September 2020 – For 10 months
  • Number of volunteers: 2-3
Description of the project

Præstø Privatskole is a private independent school receiving government subsidy, founded 3 years ago and located in Præstø 1 hour drive south from Copenhagen. We are located 100m from a fjord a few kilometers from the Baltic See. Only 12 minutes by bus to the train station. Præstø is surrounded by a very beautiful landscape.

The School has one class on every grade level, from pre-school class (5-6 years old) to the 9th grade (15-16 years-old).
There are 200 pupils and 14 teachers, 5 pedagogues, TAP staff and one headmaster. most of the pupils live locally.

The school is run as a private independent school for primary and lower secondary education under the Danish Act on Private Independent Schools (Friskoleloven). Præstø Privatskole is still a new school, searching for and developing our international profile, combined with a strong academic profile.

All our pupils are taught English (from 1st grade) and German and French (from 5th grade). We put great emphasis on language acquisition and learning foreign languages at as an early age as possible. We encourage our pupils to study and travel in other European countries.
Our staff are open-minded and well-prepared to work side by side with volunteers.

Two different forms of main activities are possible

  • A: The Volunteer engages in teaching as an assistent teacher in different subjects, languages, science and creative skills. The volunteer will assist small groups af pupils, encouraging them to speak english in order to improve their oral english skills. If the volunteer wishes he/she will be able to conduct some teaching on his/her own.
    As for sciences the volunteer will participate in teaching natural sciences/biology depending on background and interests. This
    involves assisting the teacher with small groups of pupils and being responsible for teaching the whole class if desired.
  • B: The volunteer will be placed on our after-school programme, where he/she will organize leisure activities for the pupils. We especially concentrate on activities that emphasis and develop the children’s social skills, fantasy og creativity. The volunteer can join in activities planned by others but will get a chance to plan activities on his/her own. A possible activity could be cooking with and for the children. Once a week we take on small trips with the pupils to the forest and playgrounds in the nature.

Volunteering at the project

  • activities will vary according to the volunteers background and experience
  • depending on their qualifications the volunteers can engage in our music/cultural activities, such as theater, concerts and a music festival
  • the volunteer will live with a host family in the area
  • no smoking or alcohol allowed on premises
  • a bicycle will be provided, though public transport operates efficiently


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