The volunteer will be part of the special fellowship that exists on a Danish Efterskole and Folk High School. As the volunteer is older than the students, he/she will also be positioned as leaders, persons of authority and consultants, and this is a great opportunity for the volunteer to develop her/his pedagogical abilities and the ability to structure and plan events for others.
In addition the volunteer will have other task defined by EUH. Activities could be:
- To participate in the making of a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the dorm for international students
- To create a stimulating learning environment in which our students will be able to thrive, grow, and prosper. This work requires both practical help to meet the resident requirements from the Danish Authorities and a lot of “just being around” the young people attending the school, facilitating a functional collective oozing of respect in between the dorm students in which there should also be room for individual differences
These tasks EUH hopes, is to be met in the social work at the school as well as in the curriculum courses (as teacher’s assistant). The volunteer will mainly work to strengthen cultural awareness amongst the students through a variety of inter-cultural arrangements and pedagogically planed events during the entire course. All activities have the main end of enlighten and empower our students in a way that’ll enable them to develop on a personal level and to participate as full citizens in a democratic society.
EUH offers an intellectual and emotional stimulating environment with highly competent and engaged colleagues and a broad variety of challenges pertaining to create the best possible Folk High School for our students. The volunteer will find a high degree of freedom in her/his work environment in which he/she will find rich opportunity to develop personal skills and make long lasting experiences within communication, teaching, and pedagogics.