Vacancy for EVS volunteer in Denmark 11 months

  • Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Denmark

  • Contact person: Anne Dahl Nielsen
  • Organisation: AFS Interkultur
  • Location: Ranum, Denmark
  • Deadline: 25/03/2013
  • Start: 01/08/2013
  • End: 30/06/2014
  • The project is at Ranum Efterskole 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 have 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 then also other subjects that have been formed along the way together with students – martial arts, street performance, hell’s kitchen and drama.
    The last two years Ranum Efterskole have also been working hard on their international profile as explained earlier. It is in this respect that we are looking for EVS-volunteers. The volunteer will be lodged at the high school where he/she will either have his/her own room or share a room with another volunteer. There will be shared toilet and bath facilities.

Tasks

The volunteers will be part of the special fellowship that exists on a Danish Efterskole. As the volunteers are older than the students they will also be positioned as leaders, authorities and consultants which is a great opportunity to develop pedagogical abilities and the ability to structure and plan events for others. As all of the students also visit other countries, the most important tasks for the volunteer is to create an intercultural environment at the school. This could be done through informal cultural activities, dancing classes, language classes etc. – good ideas are welcome! There are often activities in the evening or in the weekend. Often it will be expected of the volunteer to participate in or contribute to these activities. If the volunteer is responsible for the activity he or she will of course have another day off, but the volunteer is encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible in order to have a rewarding experience of the stay. The average working hours will be 6 hours a day excluding Danish classes for the volunteer. An important outcome of the stay is also that students develop their social and personal skills so they are ready to continue their studies and an independent adult life after their stay.

Criteria

The volunteer must be mature, open-minded and able to work based on his/her own initiative. We would prefer a person with a good command of spoken and written English language. Volunteers with a creative skill – dance, music, sports etc. will be preferred, but other cultural skills will be important assets. We are also looking for volunteers who are native speakers of either English, French or Spanish. Volunteers with an interest in globalization are also welcome.

Procedure

Please apply with a CV and a motivation letter at anne.nielsen@afs.org!!!! We will not consider the candidates that apply via the youthnetworks.eu website. PLEASE NOTE: We especially prefer volunteers between the ages 20-25 to apply! Please bear in mind that we will select 2 volunteers for the project period. YOU CAN APPLY UNTIL MARCH 25TH 2013.