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Stuck at home, now what?

Stuck at home, now what?

Here are 10 good ideas for how to utilise your time in a lockdown situation. Let us make the best out of it and cherish the privilege of having a home to be stuck in.

7 things to do during a lockdown

7 things to do during a lockdown

Many countries are taking measures against the COVID-19 outbreak by announcing lockdown and quarantine. So how can you utilize your time at home?

The Call to Action of 2020

The Call to Action of 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 is a world crisis. While it is important to take the right measures we also need to remember the other threats of our world.

Colonialism & the Climate Crisis

Colonialism & the Climate Crisis

Many, if not all, of the modern-day issues are connected. The devastating climate crisis has its roots in the colonialism age, for example.

Preparation is key

Preparation is key

Examining your role as an international volunteer is important. Getting into listening & learning mode requires discussion & specialised training.

Winter Concert 2020

Winter Concert 2020

Team work and event management : Organising all the practicalities around a big event like the Winter Concert is a great experience for the participating volunteers.

Take The Leap

Take The Leap

When we are not happy with our current situation change becomes a necessity. Fighting the initial fear and discomfort of it leads to growth and progress.

Social Justice vs Inequality

Social Justice vs Inequality

Equality is the backbone of social justice. Some organizations are working on closing the injustice gap in a sustainable approach – a good example to follow

We love you too, Earth!

We love you too, Earth!

It is always a good day to show your love and appreciation to Mother Earth. Here are six ideas for sustainable gifts for your loved one and the planet.

7 Interesting Facts About Guinea-Bissau

7 Interesting Facts About Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a small country, however, there are a lot of interesting (but sadly not well-known) facts about its history, nature, development, and culture. Here we have seven intriguing ones prepared.

Building Education in Dowa

Building Education in Dowa

“We are inspired by the motivation of the teachers, the energy of the children and the enthusiasm of the people in the communities to improve the situation for their children.”

Advice from an ex-volunteer

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 & 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

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

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”.

Celebrating Female Teachers

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solidarity with Mozambique

Solidarity with Mozambique

Despite being largely innocent of creating the climate crisis, Mozambique was severely punished by a most severe climate crisis: Cyclone Idai. You can assist the rebuilding efforts and volunteer in Mozambique.

Volunteering & your career

Volunteering & your career

Volunteering abroad allows you to travel, broaden your horizons and experience cultures & places that are completely different from your own. Experiences that will make you reflect on your life

Empowering women

Empowering women

Principal Tina Whittington talks about her experiences as a promoter of empowerment of women, societal challenges & social justice. What does it take to bring about change?

Kadam Step Up in India

Kadam Step Up in India

Kadam means Step-Up and it gives children who dropped out of school another chance. Once out of school, they fall behind and have few possibilities to get an education. So what to do?

Non-Traditional Training

Non-Traditional Training

The pedagogy at the learning centres is non-traditional. It aims at combining theory and practice in a community setting. Teamwork, conflict resolution & doing field work and much more

Winter Concert Camp

Winter Concert Camp

Challenges and surprises awaited the January Team, from DRH Lindersvold in Denmark, for their “Week X” – a week in the preparation period where the team must organise a sizeable event

Peace & Progress

Peace & Progress

Our programme welcomes people of all colours, creeds and capabilities to work for peace, progress and development on projects advancing social justice. “Humanity in Action” is one of our slogans.

Malawi changed my life

Malawi changed my life

Carla spent six months as a volunteer at a teacher training college in Malawi. The college aims to provide quality education – especially in the rural areas. There’s also focus on training female teachers.

Valerio and the Pioneer Team

Valerio and the Pioneer Team

Valerio from Italy talks about his journey to join the first ever Take 10 Volunteer team in Denmark. Valerio’s pioneer team is due to leave for their projects, in Zambia and Malawi, in April

Outline of Take 10 Volunteer Programme

3 months:
Preparation – training, practical skills, teamwork, setting goals

6 months:
Project work – in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique or India

1 month:
Conclusion and information activities – reflection, bringing the good message out