Help us with organic gardening/farming in an integrative community for young adults with social and emotional challenges, near Copenhagen, Denmark



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    We are a institution for young adulds with special needs. We are doing a lot of cultural projects, among others theater and music productions. We are also very concerned with the consequences of global warming and started our own garden as a result. Throughout the year we are involved in many different projects - all from theater, music and dance to climate change, peace conference and other big issues of our time. 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 are very international and often host between 5-10 different nationalities at a time.

    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 16-25 ) 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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, theatre, 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.

  • Help


    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)

    RIGHT NOW: we need a lot of hands in our garden and look for people that have experience in gardening!!!

    Throughout the year we participate and host many different events such as theater, music productions, dance production, raising money for HIV/AIDS projects and educational travels with the young adults from our institutions (Europe and abroad).

    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.

    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 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.

  • Languages spoken

    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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....)

    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!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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