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 Period
One

 

Three months’ training in
Denmark, Norway or the UK

 Period
One

Three months’ training in
Denmark, Norway or the UK

 

Volunteer training is truly essential. Succesful volunteers need to prepare themselves.Therefore, the first part of the Take 10 volunteer programme is based at one of three learning centres in Denmark, UK or Norway. Here, volunteers are introduced to the world of volunteering. In other words they study, learn practical skills and organise activities.   

The studies include global affairs, political science, international and economic development. In addition to this, eco-literacy and planet protection are important topics. The study methods are for example group and individual work, such as studies, lectures, investigations, and field work.  Furthermore, there will be interesting debates and discussions within the team.

As part of your volunteer training you will take part in practical projects in order to learn practical and organisational skills. Thus, your volunteer training aims for you to develop a variety of skills. You will need these skills during the project period in southern Africa or India.

The learning centre is run by staff and students together, and all daily chores are organised within this group.

Volunteer training is the basis for your succes

The focus of the volunteer training period is to provide a framework that gives you understanding, knowledge and variety of skills. In particular social skills and leadership skills are important to make the subsequent project period a success. Having these skills will benefit you, of course, but also the local activists you will work with – and the beneficiaries of the project.

In addition, the skills you gain during the volunteer training will be useful in your future career. At the end of your volunteer training you will receive a Development Instructor Certificate.

Learning Centres

Learning Centres

Volunteer training for three months at DRH Lindersvold gives a good foundation for project work.

DRH Lindersvold is a non-profit organisation that provides a non-formal teaching and learning environment for people, who above all, want to create positive change through humanitarian work. Consequently, we offer two volunteer abroad programmes. Both courses emphasise a learning-by-doing approach and community living.

Programmes:

  1. A 10 month programme to fight for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world
  2. A 9 month programme with focus on actions to mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change

We work in close cooperation with Humana People to People’s member organisations in sub-Saharan Africa. Likewise, we cooperate with Richmond Vale Academy in Saint Vincent.  The aim is to cultivate social change and support our vision for a truly sustainable future.  Since we were established in 1987 we have trained over 1,000 volunteers.

Volunteer training for three months at OWI in Norway prepares volunteers for their tasks.

Since 1995 One World Institute has offered a variety of social development programs tackling the big issues of our time. Practical skills, social and cultural awareness are important elements of our programmes. Furthermore, focus on the individual students' personal growth and development is something we cultivate.

Our school has chosen as its main topics social and economic conditions in the developing countries, as well as in Europe. Furthermore, students study about people’s living conditions, and what the future demands from us in terms of protecting and developing both planet and people.

Programmes:

Two programmes are offered at OWI: the 10 month international development volunteer programme and a 24 month study / travel / volunteer programme called "Fighting With the Poor". OWI is situated on the Hornsjø mountain top close to Lillehammer in Norway.

Volunteer training for three months at CICD in the UK gives a good basis for doing voluntary work abroad.

College of International Cooperation and Development is situated in the UK. CICD offers volunteering programmes abroad, focusing on development and climate change. We are a school for activists. Our students / volunteers come from all walks of life. Most of them are between 18 – 60 years old, and they come from all over the world.

Additionally, CICD offers a shorter programme that stays in the UK. In short, this programme focuses on environmental studies and practical sustainability work. In other words, the main study areas are climate change, permaculture and organic farming.

Our international volunteer programmes have a learning-by-doing approach. We focus on how to put what we learn into practice.  In short, our practice is needed in many parts of the world, for example  Zambia, Mozambique and India.

CICD has since the start in 1998 trained and sent more than 1.200 Development Instructors (our name for volunteers) to projects in southern Africa and India. Here, they have supported projects and worked alongside local activists. Thus, they have worked on a variety of projects, where they have practised international solidarity and built bridges between peoples and cultures.