Description of the Project

Vestjyllands Højskole is a Folk Highschool that offers non-formal education for adults. Most students are between 18 and 26 years old. We have no academic requirements for admittance and there are no exams, but you get a diploma when you leave.

Among our activities, we have dance, ecology, theatre, singing, music, ceramics, painting ,writing, and cooking on the schedule. We follow an environmentalist philosophy and we produce all the energy needed ourselves. We have a large ecological garden, which is maintained by local voluntaries.
As a volunteer, you will be working in the garden, but in your spare time you will have the opportunity to take part in the above mentioned activities as well.

Volunteering at the project

  • The volunteer will gain knowledge of ecological gardening and farming;
    • Knowledge of plants and the diversity of the earth
    • How to make the earth fertile and fruitful
    • Knowledge of coexistence between, man, animals, and plants
    • Knowledge of the importance of plants in regards to our health
  • The volunteer will spend most of the time working in the garden and in that way he will contribute to the overall mission of the garden:
    • The creation of new social and cultural networks between Danes and foreigners through ecological gardening and the use of those products in the kitchen
    • Strengthening the knowledge in the local community about the importance of the food in relation to health and a healthy life
    • Creating an ecological research and demonstration garden that inspires to form the basis of a constructive community, which in the future will attract new citizens
  • Besides gardening, the volunteer will be faced with tasks of craftsmanship, especially carpentry and tasks such as bartending, management and cleaning
  • The volunteer will live at the school

Volunteer profile

  • Interest in education and ecology
  • Willing to engage in the practical work in the organic garden
  • Flexible and mature
  • Interest in sustainable gardening and permaculture
  • We look for two young males
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Vestjyllands Højskole
Skraldhedevej 8,  6950 Ringkøbing
Website: www.vestjyllandshojskole.dk
Facebook: https://da-dk.facebook.com/vestvind
Instagram: @vestjyllandshojskole

PIC number: 946789647
EI reference number: 2015-1-DK01-KA110-004039

Next volunteer period: 1st August to 2021 31st July 2022
Deadline for application: 1st March 2020
Number of volunteers: 2