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A Sanctuary for Street Children

DAPP Zambia’s Children’s Town project assists in the rehabilitation of former street children and other young people in need of a secure base and vocational training.

Training · Learn by Doing

As part of their initial training to become useful international volunteers, the team participates in arranging an event, for example, a conference, a concert or a sports event.

The Types Of Projects

Depending on the current need in the community in question, volunteers will typically join a project within the spheres of Education, Health, Agriculture or Community Development.

Solidarity Activism

What does it mean to be a solidarity activist? Solidarity activism’s essence consists of fighting shoulder to shoulder with others for a long-lasting change

5 Justified Reasons To Drop Out

College or university can be a challenge as it doesn’t always meet your high expectations. There are some valid reasons to drop our if you don’t feel it is right for you.

Volunteer for an inclusive future

As we strive for a world where everyone enjoys the freedoms as set out in the Charter of Human Rights, we recognise that it takes the combined efforts of a lot of people.

September Team reflections

Take 10 September Volunteer team share their experience during the preparation period and their goals and expectations for the projects in Malawi and India.

10 things to do instead of shopping

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism. A great way to save money and an opportunity to tune into life instead of shopping. Find 10 tips here.

Do you have a toilet at home?

If you do, you are among the lucky ones. More than two billion people do not enjoy this luxury and have to use fields, street gutters, bushes or open bodies of water.

Reflecting & Sharing

Reflecting on your experience is an important aspect of any volunteer programme. It is highly valuable not only for you but also for others. What did you learn from reality?

A Sanctuary for Street Children

DAPP Zambia’s Children’s Town project assists in the rehabilitation of former street children and other young people in need of a secure base and vocational training.

Training · Learn by Doing

As part of their initial training to become useful international volunteers, the team participates in arranging an event, for example, a conference, a concert or a sports event.

The Types Of Projects

Depending on the current need in the community in question, volunteers will typically join a project within the spheres of Education, Health, Agriculture or Community Development.

Solidarity Activism

What does it mean to be a solidarity activist? Solidarity activism’s essence consists of fighting shoulder to shoulder with others for a long-lasting change

5 Justified Reasons To Drop Out

College or university can be a challenge as it doesn’t always meet your high expectations. There are some valid reasons to drop our if you don’t feel it is right for you.

Volunteer for an inclusive future

As we strive for a world where everyone enjoys the freedoms as set out in the Charter of Human Rights, we recognise that it takes the combined efforts of a lot of people.

September Team reflections

Take 10 September Volunteer team share their experience during the preparation period and their goals and expectations for the projects in Malawi and India.

10 things to do instead of shopping

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism. A great way to save money and an opportunity to tune into life instead of shopping. Find 10 tips here.

Do you have a toilet at home?

If you do, you are among the lucky ones. More than two billion people do not enjoy this luxury and have to use fields, street gutters, bushes or open bodies of water.

Reflecting & Sharing

Reflecting on your experience is an important aspect of any volunteer programme. It is highly valuable not only for you but also for others. What did you learn from reality?

Fighting Injustice & Active Tolerance

What is the difference between tolerance and indulgence and how is it pivotal for modern society? What can we do to become active bystanders and oppose injustice?

10 things to pack for rural Malawi

Living in a small village in Malawi for six months is an amazing experience. Experienced volunteers share some good advice on 10 things that you will be glad to have in your backpack.

5 Responsible Volunteering Tips

Are you researching how to go about volunteering abroad in a responsible & ethical way? In this post we share some resources that we think could be useful for you – at least we hope so!

#EndPoverty #Together

Poverty cannot be overcome by charity. It has to be resolved by changing an unjust system from the bottom up. Solidarity action from the international community and from individuals are also needed.

Empowering Rural Women

Rural women in Africa & Asia work just as hard as their male counterparts to secure their families’ livelihoods. Women contribute with their labour and knowledge on family farms – and they are good at it.

Unscripted & Unstoppable

As key agents of change, girls worldwide take up the fight for a better future. They pursue vocational training, train as teachers or join projects to fight early marriage, climate change or gender-based violence.

Advice from an ex-volunteer

“Take your time. Prepare yourself. The longer, the better. Be realistic about your skills and use them wisely. And finally: Work with people. Solve problems shoulder to shoulder.”

Sustainability & volunteering

Sustainability reflects “the ability to continue a defined behaviour indefinitely”. A development project needs to ensure that all factors involved – environmental, social and economic – are in balance.

Climate Action for Peace

Connecting the dots between the climate crisis, human rights & peace. The International Day of Peace 2019 is devoted to unity & the ideals of peace. This year’s topic is “Climate Action for Peace”.

Participation & People

Democracy is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation. It’s a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development & human rights. The theme for Democracy Day in 2019 is “Participation”.

Solidarity or Charity?

On International Charity Day we ponder the differences between charity and solidarity. Charity, according to the United Nations, plays an important role in bringing about positive change. Is this true?

Planet Protection Conference

We are fighting to protect the planet with all good people on mother Earth. We stand tall and strong together with all good people world-wide. The time is now. If not us, then who? “There’s no planet B.”

Celebrating Female Teachers

Women’s rights are human rights” – therefore female teachers are in high demand. Girls are more likely to feel comfortable and secure in a classroom where they have the support & guidance of a female teacher.

Taking a Year Out

Taking a year out for some reason or another might be very beneficial for you. Here are some tips on how you can make the most of it, while you try to figure out what to do with your life.

Voluntourism vs Intl. Volunteering?

Be realistic and honest about your role, be it as a short-term voluntourist or a longer-term international volunteer. Always put the interests and needs of the community first and before your own.

Be aware of stereotyping

As an international volunteer, you need to be aware of your negative stereotypes and implicit biases. You want to avoid unintentional neo-colonial behaviour. Proper training of volunteers is one way of doing it.

Responsible volunteering abroad

The topic of how to avoid the neo-colonial, eurocentric perspective in international volunteering is an important one. On this page, you will find articles, tips and news about it.

How to stay healthy: 8 tips

The comprehensive training programme that our international development volunteers go through prior to the project period, includes a module about the most frequent diseases in tropical countries.

Assisting preschools in Malawi

Local communities in Mzimba run preschools to promote early childhood development for their young ones. International volunteers assist with building playgrounds.

Signs of Quality in Intl. Volunteering

Seven Signs of Quality which you can look for when you are trying to determine whether an international volunteer organisation is a transparent, legitimate, quality project provider or not.

Homelessness in Denmark

The training period for the Take 10 Volunteers includes a thorough introduction to important humanitarian issues and causes. One of them deals with homelessness and poverty.

Day of the African Child

The Day of the African Child 2019 underscores that children’s rights must be upheld, regardless of difficult circumstances such as disasters, natural or man-made.

Child Labour Free Zones

Pulling children from toxic factory environments and giving them the opportunity to learn and educate themselves, hopefully with a brighter future ahead – that’s what our partners do.

Meet Franziska, 20 years

Franziska finished high school last year. Not sure of what she wanted to study at university, she decided to take a gap year to get more experience and to figure out what she wants to do in her life.

Living & working together

The learning centres are non-traditional boarding schools where students, teachers, &volunteers study, travel, work, do sports, cook, arrange events and share life in general together.

Climate March in Copenhagen

The May Team participated in the People’s March for Climate which took place in Copenhagen. Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the event which was attended by around 40.000 people.

Another Kind of Volunteer

Gert Tjoelker who is a teacher at DRH Lindersvold, one of the learning centres shares some of his observations and reflections on training “another kind of volunteers”.

5 types of international volunteers

People who go to volunteer abroad, do it for a number of reasons, of course. In this article, we examine some different “types” of volunteers that we have met and their reasons for volunteering abroad.

Humanitarian Career: 5 tips

If you dream about “making that famous difference” with long term community development in poverty-stricken areas, here are some tips for you who are considering a humanitarian career.


An Action Packed Gap Year

Being at loss with what to do with your life can obviously bring a lot of frustrations. A break from studies can be good. A structured gap year to study, travel and volunteer could be even better