We are an institution for young adulds with special needs. The way we are organized is rather special. Right now we are 2 different institutions that are both connected by our common life - we eat, produce, work, discuss and live together- like a big organism. We call it the social village. Here live all the "surplus adults" like volunteers, workaways, Interns and some of the staff members. The age varies from 1 year to 70 years and everything in between, so it is a bit like a village popluation - We are very international and often host between 5-10 different nationalities at a time. We try to integrate as many different people into the social village as possible in order to give a big variety of personalities to connect to for our students.
here a short overview about our 2 institutions and what they do:
1. A care home for young adults, that present with massive emotional and social difficulties, often diagnosed with heavy psychological problems and/or eating disorders.
2. Apartments and pedagogical support to young adults (age 18+ ) who present with emotional and social difficulties.
The Common life consist out of different program offered to the institutions, an Ice Cafe,and an industrial kitchen – which serves food to all the institutions and employees 7 days a week.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You will benefit by being part of a lively international community that has a very strong social profile. You will exchange a lot of experiences with people of all ages and from many different parts of the world. There is a possibility of participating in spare time activities such as : dance, music, yoga, billiard, table tennis and just good company.
You will be able to improve you practical skills, and to contribute to a loving environment for young adults in need.
The workaway Hours will ALWAYS be within the pracical areas, such as:
1. kitchen (cooking, dishwashing)
2. Cleaning (floors, toilets, kitchen, common areas)
3. maintenance (building, painting, construction etc.).
4. Gardening (from spring to late autumn)
5. Ice Cafe (Maj to September)
We expect the volunteers to be part of our community and as such to contribute to a lively and loving environment for the young adults in our institutions. It is important to be a good role model for them and to build up meaningful connections.
The Workaway hours are going to be in the practical areas (as desribed above), but we want the workaways to
participate and enjoy our common program and the program for the Institutions on your own time. Due to legal regulations this can only happen in your free time.
It is very important to us that you WANT to participate in and be a part of our community!!!
We are interestet in volunteers that stay 3 MONTH AND LONGER. As longer you stay as more we can involve you also with the young adults, since we want them to experience healthy relationships and as little change in adults as possible.
We offer double rooms where each room has a private toilet and shower.
There is a bunk bed in the room and you will share the space with antoher workaway.
We have a big industrial kitchen that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year.
We also have a big common area with a TV corner, billard and table tennis and lots of space to hang around and be social.
ABOUT YOUR REQUEST: Please include how long you imagine staying at our place, what you imagine doing while you are here and most importantly - why you want to come to us! It is also important that you have completed your profile and added pictures!
since you will be involved with the youngsters from our institutions, you need to bring a
1. CRIMINAL RECORD from your country and a
2. HEALTH CERTIFICATE, which states your current health status.
If you happen to have a DRIVERS LICENSE please issue an international drivers license in your home country upon arrival, so that you are allowed to drive here in Denmark. (unless you have a EU license - that one you can just use here....)
IN YOUR TIME OFF:
We live right next to the sea. From the breakfast table you will be able to enjoy a wonderful view over that water. Behind our buildings we have a big, very beautiful Forrest and many lakes. Hellebæk is just 5 km from Helsingør - the home of Hamlet. The city has many great attractions. From Helsingør the train goes every 20 min. to Copenhagen.
And of course - just be part of our community activities!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The Internet connection is an average connections. We have space in our common areas that can be used as workspace or you also have good space in your room on the desk.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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