Volunteer at a Efterskole

Be a part of life on a school, where children from 14-16 of ages will be living for 11 months. The children sometimes go home for a weekend to return Sunday evening. The volunteer would be in contact with the children in different ways. For example, be an assistant to the teacher in class, sometimes take over the class, be a nightwatch, be joining the social activities, take part in all kind of sports, take social responsibilities if needed (sad children, homesickness, conflicts), be a part of staff meetings, be joining trips and excursions with an educational purpose.
It´s kind of a lifestyle to be on a Efterskole. You must be very social, be ready to act if things change (and they will), interact with the children, give them experience in live, answer a lot of questions about everything, give them a hug, give them a smile. And, be prepared to set some boundaries for the children. It is teenagers with the mindset to be lazy, to explore things and each other, easy to affect, they will try everything to challenge you.

General Overview of Living

  • be interested in teaching of children, teenages and adolescents
  • be a Team player
  • be prepared to adapt to different situations
  • be prepared to work in a rural community

Special qualifications recommended

  • be interested in teaching of children, teenages and adolescents
  • be a Team player
  • be prepared to adapt to different situations
  • be prepared to work in a rural community