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Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Denmark

  • Contact person: Vibe Grønfeldt vibe.gronfeldt@afs.org
  • Coordinating organisation: AFS Interkultur http://www.afs.dk/
  • Host: Spjald SFO: http://spjald-skole.skoleporten.dk/sp
  • Location: Spjald, Denmark
  • Deadline: 15/11/2016
  • Start: 07/08/2017
  • End: 07/05/2018


Spjald School has 400 students in 0th-9th class. Spjald SFO has 100 children enrolled from 6-10 years. There are six adults to the 100 children. We work with function rooms separated by the SFO, which means that each room has a function. The children are generally not age-divided. Furthermore, we have a special room for children with learning difficulties and emotional difficulties. In this room, we are nine children and 1-2 adults. The SFO has has 8 employees, divided between trained pedagogues and assistants. 

We want to create an intercultural understanding in our SFO. We want to give our volunteer an opportunity to make their mark on everyday life through sport activities, and games. The specific activities of the volunteer will be adjusted to the qualifications and interests of the specific volunteer. The volunteer will also be working together with the staff and be guided and supported when needed.

We think it is very exciting and inspiring to have a person of a different culture in our institution, and we hope and expect that the volunteer will be able to inspire us by sharing his/her ideas and thoughts from his/her cultural background, as well as we can inspire the volunteer. 

Spjald is a town in Vestjylland with 1.263 inhabitants 10 km northwest of Videbæk. 28 km south of Holstebro, 21 km north of Skjern and 20 km northeast of Ringkøbing. It belongs to Ringkøbing- Skjern Kommune and Region Midtjylland. The town has also a kindergarten, a sports center, a medical center, a dentist and nursing home. This part of Denmark is ideal if you like beautiful nature, and the countryside is full of gorgeous natural surroundings with open heath areas and also close to the sea. Activities such as swimming, windsurfing, fishing, kite flying, walks or boat trips on the Fjord are just some of the outdoor activities you can do here. There are plenty of possibilties for activities such as walking, cycling, bird watching or horseback riding. You can find more information about Spjald and surroundings at http://www.spjald.dk/

The EVS volunteer will stay with a local Danish host family and will be expected to become part of the family and as such take part in the activities and responsibilities in the family.

Tasks

The volunteer will be part of the daily life in the SFO. This means that you will have time in the SFO and in the teaching at the school. The volunteer position offers the volunteer the opportunity to learn about Danish SFO’s and the ideas and philosophy the activities was build on. As the Danish educational system is moving towards more focus on physical activities as part of the development of the child, the volunteer will also be part of this. As Spjald is a small town, the volunteer will also learn about life conditions in the Danish countryside. The volunteer will be expected to take part in our daily life and the existing activities and traditions of the institution, but he/she will also have the opportunity to contribute with new projects and activities. We would also like the volunteer to share his/her country’s traditions with the children and thus give them an insight in another culture. We will do our best to help and support the volunteer so that the EVS-stay with us will meet his/her expectations. The activities will be adjusted according to the volunteer’s wishes and interests when he/she arrives.

Criteria

We prefer a volunteer who has a background with childcaring. And that the volunteer has the ability to interact with the children in a good and meaningful way. The volunteer should be interested in working with children, and interested in the development of children. The volunteer should be open minded and able to speak English on a conversational level.

Procedure

The recruitment process is open to all. In order to apply please log into the www.youthnetworks.eu and find our vacancy with an application form attached. Fill out the application form and send it along with your CV to vibe.gronfeldt@afs.org as soon as possible and before the 15th of November 2016. If you have been shortlisted for the project we will contact you for a skype interview before the 30th of November 2016

Library:

  • evs application form_afs interkultur_denmark_w. host family.doc 

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