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 and surrounded by a beautiful landscape. This project is ideal for volunteers who would like to live away from the city (there will be on-site accommodation) and participate in sports and outdoor activities.

We are looking for people between 18-30 years of age, who speak good English and have a genuine interest in climate and ecological issues. They should want to learn about pedagogy and teaching, both in theory and practice.

The volunteers will share life and work with like-minded people and will have to take up challenges. As part of their dauly routine, they will give a hand with the after-school programs with youngsters with special needs and with our Garden Farming, husbandry and information work in the community.

Bustrup Dagskole also runs a busy café in the summer. Volunteers coming in the summer will work at the café together with staff members and students from our Day School. We also run a fitness centre and a gallery, where there the volunteers will also help.

At our school, we practice a strict no alcohol and no drugs policy. Our teenage students are vulnerable youngsters and come from various difficult backgrounds.

The volunteers will 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, evaluate and guide the different challenges in the daily programs – formal as well as informal learning. Halfway through their stay, the volunteer will have to write a report and, at the end, the mentor will write a final report on each volunteer’s achievements.

Learning outcomes

  • Written and spoken English
  • Pedagogycal skills
  • Knowledge about global warming and climate change
  • Project management
  • Skills like carpentry, building, cultivation, animal care, cooking, and cleaning
  • Cooperation
  • Public speaking
  • Artistic skills like singing, playing theater, and painting posters
  • Economy
  • Physical exercise.

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
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Bustrup Hovedgaard
Sønder Lemvej 3, 7860 Spøttrup
Website: www.bustrup.dk/

CVR nr: 25622219

Next volunteer period: 1st September 2021 – 30th June 2022
Deadline for application: 9th May 2021
Number of volunteers: N/A