Description of the Project

Sindhuset is an activity house for psychiatric patients who are alcoholics or drug abusers, and people who need a place to meet with other people. The age ranges between 20-75 years old, but most people are between 35 and 55. An average week in Sindhuset will have about 60-70 different people visiting the house and the visitors can come without the interference of the authorities and be anonymous.

Sindhuset does no specific therapeutical work or treatment with the visitors. The keywords are presence and being together.

Sindhuset is situated in a small house with our own garden within walking distance from the center of the town, Skive. We have two livingrooms where we organize activities and spend time together, a small kitchen, an office for the staff, and a computer room in the basement. We have a nice garden with a terrace, which we enjoy using during summertime.

Volunteering at the project

  • Volunteers will learn how to be and work with people with different mental and social problems
  • Volunteers will learn about different psychiatric diagnosis, reasons for abuse and their reaction patterns, social problems and their effect on the individual
  • Volunteers will be offered relevant courses and training
  • Volunteers will have the possibility to plan and run activities according to their interest and special talents
  • General working day:
    • 60% Talking and being with visitors when at the coffee table, creating a cosy atmosphere, playing a card game or board game or another ”quiet” activity
    • 25% Activities like creative hobbies, sport activities, bowling, excursions out of the house
    • 15% Cooking or other kitchen activity (dish washing and cleaning)
  • volunteers will live with host families

Volunteer profile

  • Good at English and good at non-verbal communication since few visitors speak English
  • Willingness to learn Danish fast is essential
  • Quiet, patient, and tolerant
  • Mentally and psychologically well-balanced
  • Good spirits
  • Extrovert and wanting to take initiative in creating contact to the visitors
  • Interested in working with people in a personal difficult situation
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Sindhuset
Resenvej 17, 7800 Skive
Website: www.sindhus.dk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sindhuset

PIC number: 946576635
EI reference number: 2014-1-DK01-KA110-004040

Next volunteer period: N/A
Deadline for application: N/A
Number of volunteers: N/A