Three months’ training in
Denmark, Norway or the UK


Three months’ training in
Denmark, Norway or the UK


Essential training

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, volunteer ethics (responsible volunteering) and planet protection are important topics.

Cooperative learning methods

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 success

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

Prepare at a learning centre in Europe and volunteer abroad at a project in the global south.

College of International Cooperation and Development

ThIs learning centre is situated at Winestead Hall in Patrington, close to Hull in the United Kingdom.

CICD offers volunteering programmes abroad, focusing on development and climate change. It is a school for activists and 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.

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. 


Volunteer abroad in an action-based, fast-paced programme.

DRH Lindersvold 

ThIs learning centre is situated in Faxe, Denmark, about one hour south of the capital Copenhagen.

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 development work. Consequently, we offer volunteer abroad programmes which emphasise a learning-by-doing approach and community living.

DRH is the acronym for The Travelling Folk High School in Danish.


Volunteer abroad, train for the experience in Norway, Denmark or the UK.

One World Institute 

ThIs learning centre is situated at a mountain top near Øyer in Norway.

Since 1995 One World Institute has offered a variety of social development programmes 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.

The main topics studied at the learning centre are 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.