Long  term ESC project in Denmark!

Location: Limfjorden, Denmark

Name of project: Ranum Efterskole College (REC)

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization | www.csyo-az.org

Project period   

  • One volunteer: 1st August 2019 – 31st July 2020
  • One volunteer: 1st September 2019-31st August 2020

Language: English

Deadline: 20 June 2019

No participation fee!

All costs are covered by ESC (European Solidarity Corps)

How to apply? 

In order to apply please fill out the APPLICATION FORM by following the link and send it along with your CV to evs-denmark@afs.org and evs@csyo-az.org as soon as possible and before the 20th June 2019. If you have been shortlisted for the project we will contact you for a Skype interview before 15th July 2019. Please be aware that your application and supporting documents will be shared with people involved in the selection process within AFS Interkultur Denmark and within the hosting project. If you are selected for the position, your application will also be shared with AFS local chapter, your mentor and your host family. We look forward to receiving your application provided you can accept this.

Volunteer profile

The volunteer must be mature, open-minded and able to work based on his/her own initiative, but also work in close cooperation with the staff at the project. Furthermore, we would prefer a person with a good command of spoken and written English language. The volunteer should be prepared to work also in the evenings and weekends and should be prepared to live in the countryside among a lot of young people. It is also a request that the applicant has a passion for a sport or hobby as there are many possibilities of teaching/supervising/helping students to discover/share/develop a particular area – e.g. football, drawing, painting, e-music, playing a musical instrument, photographing, martial arts, dancing, handball, badminton etc.

Ranum Efterskole College (Hosting Organization)

The project is at Ranum Efterskole College situated in the north of Denmark 3 kilometers from the big inlet, Limfjorden. From the school there is a great view to Vilsted Lake which has good possibilities of canoeing etc.
The school has old beautiful buildings and good possibilities of a varied range of leisure activities. The students either complete their 9th or 10th grade at the school.
The school is based on the idea that students can suggest and help to develop new subjects and courses while staying here. There is a range of subjects that is offered almost every year – sailing, diving, adventure, horseback riding, music, design, dance, media – and other subjects that have been formed along the way together with students – martial arts, street performance, hell’s kitchen and drama.
The last couple years Ranum Efterskole College has strengthened its international profile in various ways – offering a full range of IGCSE Cambridge topics to our students, making partnership agreements with schools all over the world and by travelling with our students three times a year.  As a volunteer you will be part of our international atmosphere and contribute to it.

Activity 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.

The average working hours will be 6 hours a day excluding Danish classes for the volunteer. An important outcome of the stay is also that students develop their social and personal skills so they are ready to continue their studies and independent adult life after their stay.

Administration of the volunteer project

Ranum Efterskole College has a partnership with AFS Interkultur Denmark, who will administer the European Solidarity Corp grant – including the volunteer allowance to be given to the volunteers during the programme. Ranum Efterskole College as the hosting school will provide accommodation and three meals a day to the volunteer.

AFS Interkultur will make sure that the volunteer gets a mentor/contact person who will help the volunteer integrate into the Danish local community and support the volunteer with every matter related to the stay of the volunteer.  AFS also helps the volunteer become part of the overall volunteer network in Denmark.

Both AFS Interkultur and Ranum Efterskole College will assist volunteers with the administative paperwork related to arriving in Denmark.


Volunteers will be lodged at the school where he/she will either have his/her own room or share a room with another volunteer. There will be shared toilet and bath facilities.

Within the project the following is covered:

  • Flight ticket (90% covered)
  • Health insurance
  • Food and accommodation
  • Allowance/pocket money: 220 euro in total: 180 euro (decided by the department of the EU) + 40 euro from the local AFS department.
  • Transportation covered: from home to project and from home to language school (if chosen)

NB: language school is no longer included in the project, but it is still possible to attend, if you pay it yourself. The cost is approx. 270 euro/module (with approx. 2-3 modules in total)

It is also possible to attend a free online language course.

Working hours: 30-38 hours/week