The following list is an overview of the ESC – Individual Volunteering projects (formerly EVS-projects) in Denmark. Click on the name of the project and read more about it. You will also find valuable information such as a link to the project on the ESC database, important numbers relevant to the application, volunteer period and contact information.
Application procedure

  • Disability: Hertha Levefællesskab – A living community for mentally and physically challenged people.
    Available
  • Youth/Education: Aagaard Efterskole – A boarding school for young people aged 14-17. Requirement: Male, age 22+
    Available
  • Animal/Environment: Marine Biological Research Centre – A part of the University of Southern Denmark.
    Available
  • Youth/Intercultural LearningICYE Denmark – An international exchange organisation.
    Available
  • Youth/education: Vedersø Efterskole – The International – A boarding school with an international environment for young people aged 14-17. Requirement: Age 22+
    Available
  • Youth/Education: Vestjyllands Højskole – A folk high school with focus on creativity, music and arts.
    Available
  • Youth/Education: Odsherreds Efterskole – A boarding school for young people aged 15-17. Requirement: Age 20+
    Available
  • Youth/Education: Vandel Efterskole – A boarding school for young people aged 15-17. Requirement: Age 20+
    Available
  • Children: Rønde Frie Skovbørnehus – A kindergarten and nursery with focus on nature and outdoor activities.
    Available
  • Elderly/Disabled: Tranbjerg Plejehjem – A nursing home and community center for elderly people.
    Available
  • Disability: Limfjordsskolen – A boarding school for mentally and physically challenged young people.
    Available
  • Children: Husmandsstedet – An after-school activity center.
    Available
  • Elderly/Disabled: FrivilligCenter for Seniorer / KlosterCaféen – Aarhus Kommune – Social center and café for elderly and disabled people.
    Available
  • Youth/EducationPræstø Privatskole – A private school with an after school activities programme.
    Available
  • Animals/Environment: Kattegatcentret – A marine zoo with over 250 different species.
    Available
  • Youth/EducationRejsby Europæiske Efterskole – A boarding school for young people aged 14-17. Requirement: Age 22+
    Available
  • Youth/Education: Midtjysk Efterskole – A boarding school for young people aged 14-17. Requirement: Age 22+
    Available

  • Environment/Communication: FEE – Foundation for Environmental Education.
    Not Available at the moment
  • Animal/Environment: Fjord&Bælt – A combined research and experience center with seals and porpoises.
    Available
  • Disability: BV Vesthimmerland – Protective workshops and social jobs for people with disabilities.
    Not available at the moment
  • Youth/EducationEfterskolen for Scenekunst – A boarding school specialized in theatre, music, and dance. Requirement: Age 22+
    Not available at the moment
  • Youth/EducationKornmod Realskole – A private school for students age 6 – 17.
    Not available at the moment
  • Youth/education: Vardeegnens Gymnasieforberedende Efterskole – A boarding school for young people aged 14-17.  Requirement: Age 20+
    Not available at the moment
  • Disability: Løgstør Tilbudene – A living community for mentally and physically challenged people.
    Not available at the moment
  • Culture: Nygadehuset – A community center with focus on culture, creativity, and music.
    Not available at the moment
  • Children: Onkel og Tante – A kindergarden with focus on family, intimacy and comfort.
    Not available at the moment
  • Youth/education: Glamsdalens Idrætsefterskole – A boarding school specialized in sports for young people aged 14-17. Requirement: Age 22+
    Not available at the moment
  • Disability: Sindhuset – A drop-in centre for socially disadvantaged adults.
    Not available at the moment
  • Children: Egebakkeskolen – A private school for children in the age of 5-16.
    Not available at the moment
  • Children: Skovvangskolen – A public school for children in the age of 5-15.
    Not available at the moment
  • Integration: Trampolinhuset – A community center which aims to support refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark.
    Not available at the moment

What is an Efterskole?

An efterskole is a unique Danish residential school, where students from the ages of 14 to 18 can choose to spend one, two or three years to finish their primary education.

Each efterskole is a self-governing independent institution and it deals with both the educational and personal development of the students. The efterskole embraces a common educational focus on enlightenment for life, general education and democratic citizenship.

Compared to public schools, the efterskole has substantial freedom in terms of choice of subjects, teaching methods and educational approach. These vary in accordance with the school’s political, religious or pedagogical orientation.

Read Monica’s experience at an efterskole

Hear about efterskole

What is an efterskole? Part 1

What is an efterskole? Part 2

Life in an efterskole.

Marta’s presentation about EVS

Chen Yuan Yi talks about efterskole in Chinese

Melissa talks about efterskole in Spanish

Catherine talks about efterskole in English

At Glamsdalens Idætsefterskole