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Volunteer in an organic garden in Denmark this summer!

Environment/Animal welfare

Volunteer in an organic garden in Denmark this summer!

Voluntary Service International

International

At a Glance

  • Start Date:16/06/2019
  • End Date:26/06/2019
  • Closing date:09/06/2019
  • Post Updated:25/04/2019
  • Min Hours:10+ hr/ week
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:Have some kind of practical skills, since you are to build, paint, etc. A 1 1/2 motivational letter about your inspiration is required.

Description

Voluntary Service International (VSI)& is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding. We do this through volunteering activities internationally and in Ireland. VSI is a registered charity in Ireland (Charity Number: CHY 9220).

Daad is a sociconomic gardening company that strives to activate and create meaningful living- and working conditions for people who cannot live up to the competition in the labour market. Thus, most of the people working at Daad are not well-integrated in society. Some are fragile or with minor disabilities. You will be working together with some of these people. They might not be good at English, but they are looking forward to meet you and welcome you. Daad is an organic garden with surrounding fields of different crops, but it is also a second hand shop with furniture and clothes and a farm shop. Daad also delivers their vegetables to the locals, and do services as lawn mowing.

Type of Work: You will be part of the daily work in our 6 hectare big organic outdoor gardening. In July, the primary work tasks are to exterminate weeds, harvest and sell vegetables. We also have some goats and hens that needs to be fed, and if you have building skills we can also find some construction projects. Besides the work, we will of course have time to participate in cultural events in the local area and do smaller trips to the sea and the fiord.

Accommodation: Sleeping facilities: All participants will sleep together in a big living room on mattresses. There will also be tents, if anybody prefer that option. We have mattresses for everybody, but you need to bring a sleeping bag yourself.Kitchen bathroom facilities: There is a kitchen with all kitchen equipment, and a fireplace available for cooking. The Work Camp group will cook for each other and make breakfast, lunch and dinner together with the two camp leaders.There are bathrooms including a washing machine for free use.

Language: English

Approximate Location: The sociconomic market gardening Daad is located in the Northern Denmark. In the spare time and weekends there will be plenty of time to explore the area and participate in local events. Social activities will be arranged by the two Work Camp Leaders from Denmark. It will be possible to do smaller trips to the sea, the fiord, etc. Daad has bicycles available you can borrow. On your off days, it is possible to arrange daytrips e.g. to Skagen (the most Northern point of Denmark), Aalborg (the nearest city) or what you find interesting. But you will need to pay for public transport. If you wish to stay some days after the Work Camp has finished it is possible to camp or use the shelter at Daad. Just coordinate it with the host beforehand.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
This is a week long volunteer program in Denmark, in June 2019 however Danish is not required.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Mateja Jakšić

Address: Voluntary Service International, 30 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1

Website: www.vsi.ie

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