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Ranum Boarding school

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project description

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.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will live at the project (the boarding school) and be provided with three meals a day. Transport related to the program will be covered by either the project or the program. Transport related to language school will be provided by the program.


volunteer profile

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, Spanish is a plus too. 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. And you should be prepared to live in the countryside among a lot of young people :-)


how to apply

In order to apply please send your motivation letter along with your CV to as soon as possible and before the 31th October 2017. If you have been shortlisted for the project we will contact you for a skype interview before the 31th December 2017.