Below you will find details of the European Solidarity Corps volunteering opportunities which are offered through AFS Interkultur.

Under each project you will find such details as description of activity, programme start and length, when and how to apply, application forms and much more.

The projects stating “NOT RECRUITING” do not recruite volunteers at the moment. The others are open and you can apply!

AFS Interkultur - PIC 948326224

AFS Interkultur is partner in the world-wide youth exchange organisation, American Field Service, represented in over 55 countries all over the world. The programmes include:

– 3 or 12 months high school stay abroad for young people between 15-18 years (hosting and sending)

– 6 or 12 months programmes for people above the age of 18 spending their gap year taking one or two semesters at a college or university abroad

– 1 to 12 months programmes for people above the age of 18 doing voluntary work in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, South America and Australia (hosting and sending)

AFS is a voluntary based, non-profit NGO, independent of political and religious interest. In Denmark AFS started in 1957 and is today the oldest and largest non-profit exchange organisation in Denmark with 16 staff members, more than 46 local chapters (including Greenland and the Faroe Island) and more than 2.000 members, many of whom work as volunteers for the organisation.

For more than 50 years AFS Interkultur has organised exchanges between almost 50 countries of the world. We have extensive experience in intercultural learning and a network throughout the country to ensure proper support to all participants hosted in Denmark. AFS Interkultur has been involved with the European Solidarity Corps (previous EVS) programme since 1997 both as a sending, hosting and coordinating organisation.

22nd July 2019 – 21st July 2020

Bernards Hus - PIC 945072262

Bernards Hus is a private institution for 4-7 light mentally handicapped persons, situated near Assens on Funen. The people living here are able to do personal tasks by themselves, and they all work in sheltered workshops, 3 of them here on the farm, the rest in nearby places. The aim is to make these people able to move in a flat and be able to take care of themselves outside an institution, if it is possible. Otherwise there is also the possibility to live permanently in Bernards Hus, for these people.
In Bernards Hus there are 3 fully qualified staff members and a Daily leader, there is a person on duty 24 hours a day.

Bernards Hus has a lot of experience with young people helping out in the house, it adds life to the house, which the regular staff can’t give. The world opens up and moves into the house with all the benefits that it provides, both to the volunteers and the people in Bernards Hus. That is a part of life that Bernards Hus not able to create with the permanent employees. The aim is to intrigue the common life and society in to the house piece by piece, but in a way that people are able to follow. Now we thought that it is time to invite people with another culture into Bernards Hus.


 

15th August 2019 – 14th August 2020

Café Utopia - PIC 946950376

Café Utopia is a high profile café catering for the general public and operated in the same way as other cafés with the only difference that the people employed there have a mental diagnosis such as schizophrenia, manic-depression, borderline etc. The concept behind the café is the idea that the best treatment for this group of people is for them to work in a proper work place, receiving a salary and thus living a life like everybody else. In that way they can feel needed in society and gain both competences and self-esteem through meaningful work.
The café is a so called social/economic project, which means, that it is a non profitable project for people with disabilities.
The café is open daily (except Sunday and Monday) from 10.00 AM to 05.00 PM, Friday to 10.30 PM and Saturday to 03.00 PM. The café is hosting different cultural activities such as concerts, art exhibitions and it also hosts minor seminars and private functions.
For the moment we have three fulltime staff members (a manager and two chefs), 20 persons on social benefit (15-25 hours pr. week), 8 persons in an employment subsidized by the government (25 hours pr. week). The staff works in different teams: waiting, cooking, cleaning or doing office work.

1st Sepetmber 2019 – 1st July 2020

Højskolen Snoghøj - PIC 944744693

Højskolen Snoghøj is a folk high school. The  Danish folk high schools are a unique concept and part of the non-formal educational system in Denmark. The students are primarily young adults who stay at the college during the course. Classes are based on dialogue and mutual learning between teachers and students. A stay at a folk high school is very much about intercultural awareness and personal growth.

Højskolen Snoghøj is situated in the heart of Denmark, on the outskirts of historic Fredericia, Denmarks largest seaport. The school lies next to the sea in very beautiful natural surroundings. It was founded over 100 years ago and has kept pace with developments in modern education, with information technology playing an important part.

Højskolen Snoghøj is a school with the emphasis on art, performance and artistic processes. All students have choir, performance and reflection processes for emphasizing the development of the self. The school has the following primary subjects for the students attending the school:

  • Performing Arts Base Camp:
    The students learn about drama but also some singing and dancing, they prepare for auditions for the theatre schools in Denmark. 5-10 months programme
  •  Auteur Base: Students learn about choreography, staging, props, directing, and creating own productions. 5-10 months programme.
  • Cultural and Performance Base Camp:
    The students learn culture and language, globalization, performance, artistic processes, improvisation, intercultural communication and dance/movement. 5-10 months Program.
  • Youth Education Base Camp:
    The students learn about Danish, Math, improvisation, drama, performance. The aim is to prepare for further education and to pass the middle school exam at the end of the year. Among the students we have new Danish citizens who have often immigrated because of war in their original country. 10 months’ program.

In the summer time Højskolen Snoghøj is hosting families, grown-ups and elderly for one week each, when we have different one-week theme courses.

5th August 2019 – 4th August 2020

Kassebølle Friskole - PIC 906904023

Kassebølle Friskole is a 140-year-old “free school” with lots of traditions, which is located in the middle part of Langeland, fantastically placed in rural surroundings close to forest, beach, and the sea, and still only a few minutes’ drive from Rudkøbing on Langeland. Langeland is an island in the southern Funen archipelago of Denmark. It’s about 45 km long and has approximately 12,600 inhabitants.

Kassebølle Friskole has approximately 100 pupils from kindergarten class to 9th grade in the current school year and has its own afterschool program with approximately 1/3 of the schools’ primary level pupils attending (grades 0th – 5th). There are 8 teachers in the school and 2 adults in the afterschool program. The school has since 2003 had the lower secondary school (grades 7th – 9th) and through this the school is offering the “Primary and Lower-secondary School Leaving Certificate” (folkeskolens afgangsprøve), and furthermore electives are offered in the lower secondary school which has a more creative character and a good number of hours per week.

At the school there is ample opportunity for physical activities as it is situated on a large plot with soccer field, campfire site, nature playground, sandboxes, swings, climbing tower, shelter and much more. There is also plenty of forest, thicket and lovely old crooked trees, where the children climb and make hide-outs.

Kassebølle Friskole is a creative, academically well-founded and project-oriented “free school” based on the Grundtvig-Koldian perspective on school and life, and this means that the school does not profess to a certain ideology or a certain pedagogical principle.

The school attaches great importance to teaching in a homely, present, and safe environment, taking into account the individual’s personality and development stages, as well as what the child is susceptible to. Therefore, one of the principles is that there should be no more than 18 pupils in each class. There are also several classes that are taught together, e.g., grade 4 and grade 5 is taught together as one group.

At Kassebølle Friskole interdisciplinary and fluent transitions between subjects where this feels natural and encouraging for a holistic understanding of human life is very important. It means to cater for the pupil’s education and formation the best possible way.

For more information:

The school’s web page:

http://kasseboellefriskole.dk/

The school’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Kasseb%C3%B8lle-Friskole-218269551894929/

15th August 2019 – 14th August 2020

Ranum Efterskole College - PIC 945456479

The project is at Ranum Efterskole College situated in the north of Denmark 3 kilometers from the big inlet, Limfjorden. From the school there is a great view to Vilsted Lake which has good possibilities of canoeing etc.
The school has old beautiful buildings and good possibilities of a varied range of leisure activities. The students either complete their 9th or 10th grade at the school.
The school is based on the idea that students can suggest and help to develop new subjects and courses while staying here. There is a range of subjects that is offered almost every year – sailing, diving, adventure, horseback riding, music, design, dance, media – and other subjects that have been formed along the way together with students – martial arts, street performance, hell’s kitchen and drama.
The last couple years Ranum Efterskole College has strengthened its international profile in various ways – offering a full range of IGCSE Cambridge topics to our students, making partnership agreements with schools all over the world and by travelling with our students three times a year.  As a volunteer you will be part of our international atmosphere and contribute to it.

1st August 2019 – 1st July 2020

Sankt Petri Kirke - PIC 946386903

Sankt Petri Kirke (church) und Sankt Petri School, two closely connected institutions in the heart of Copenhagen, are the project environment for the volunteer.
The Sankt Petri German Church is the oldest preserved church in the centre of Copenhagen. The Sankt Petri School, a German-Danish private school, is the oldest German school outside of Germany.
Both Sankt Petri School and Sankt Petri Kirke take initiative to modern church and school life, taking Danish and German culture in consideration. This makes an exciting and challenging surrounding and background for the engagement of the volunteer.

28th August 2019 – 30th June 2020

Viden Djurs - Kalø Økologiske Landbrugsskole - PIC 946717188

Kalø Økologisk Landbrugsskole is the only school in Denmark educating young people in the field of organic agriculture. The approximately 100 students and future farmers are instructed in domestic animal care, cultivation of plants, technical skills, social studies, economics, production and management.
The school is placed in a very beautiful Danish countryside near water, forest and cultivated fields. Personally and collectively we highly value ecology, community, development, credibility and quality in everything we do.
The students can choose to live at the school. This creates the best possible way of forming a close relationship with each other as well as with the staff. The atmosphere at the school is very informal and the placement will be great for a volunteer who is not afraid of getting his or her hands dirty from digging up vegetables or helping out taking care of the animals in the stables.

Kalø Økologisk Landbrugsskole has an international programme called “Global Organic Farmer”. Classes of this program consists of 50% Danish and 50% foreign students from EU countries. The foreign students live at the school together with the Danish students, creating an international environment.  The staff consists of: Agronomist, agricultural technologist, kitchen staff, farmer, IT, leadership, consultant, craftsman etc.
In total there is about 25 people working at Kalø. The staff is used to dealing with intercultural as well as interlinguistic differences appearing among the young people.
The school is placed 15 minutes walk from the city Rønde (approximately 3000 citizens, various stores) next to Mols Bjerge National Park. It takes 30 minutes by bus to get to Aarhus (Denmark’s second largest city) and there are several bus lines going there.

1st August 2019- 31st July 2020

Ådum Idrætsbørnehave og vuggestue - PIC 910664034

Ådum kindergarten is located in Skjern in the Municipality of Ringkøbing/Skjern (the Western part of Denmark). Ådum kindergarten is located in the rural area and works in close cooperation with the local community.

Ådum is a kindergarten that works with sport in the pedagogical work sport and arranged physical activities for the children on daily basis. The kindergarten therefore also takes advances of the nice environment s surrounding the venue.

For more information about Ådum Børnehave and Vuggestue click HERE

1st August 2019 – 1st May 2020

NOT RECRUITING University College Nordjylland (UCN) - PIC 950017710

1st February 2019 to 18th December 2019

NOT RECRUITING Øhavets Smakke- og Naturcenter - PIC 945267135

1st February 2019 to 31st January 2020

NOT RECRUITING NICOLAI - PIC 911934637

1st February 2019 to 30th August 2019

NOT RECRUITING Egaa Ungdoms-Hojskole - PIC 909725268

1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

NOT RECRUITING Eisbjerghus Internationale Efterskole - PIC 940899225

1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

NOT RECRUITING Odder Højskole - PIC 909918880

1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

NOT RECRUITING The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - PIC 999990655

28th August 2018 to 26th May 2019

NOT RECRUITING Middelaldercentret - PIC 938520785

1st May 2019 to 31st October 2019

NOT RECRUITING Brenderup Højskole - PIC 946678873

2nd January 2019 to 1st January 2020