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 Learning by Doing · Volunteer Skills

As part of the initial training to become resourceful, respectful and responsible volunteers, the team will participate in arranging a sizeable event, for example a conference, a concert or a sports event.

 

Hands-on experience

The event managing module takes a week and is done together with teams from our sister schools. Thus, this is a great opportunity to meet people from different learning centres who are also doing the 10-month international volunteer programme, or similar.

This is a good opportunity not only to theorise and read about arranging an event / initiate a project / mobilise a group of people – these are real events which need to be managed in a way that they become a joyful experience for those who attend.

 Valuable lessons

Arranging a sizeable event like this is a team activity that gives the prospective volunteers an excellent opportunity put into practice own ideas as well as studying the instructions and advice given from previous teams who pass on their experience in a “manual”.

The team will need to work under pressure, practice teamwork, discover problems, agree on solutions, reach consensus – and ultimately learn from reflection on this experience.

This one-week exercise gives the volunteers-to-be a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field of working with people, listening to diverging opinions, learn to compromise, no to focus too much on own interests and more.

One example

A sports events for 300+ children and youth, the “Tvind Olympics”

Hand-on volunteer training through event management
To be a good leader is not to be a boss.
We need to listen to all opinions and
decide together what is best to do.

What kind of events do volunteer arrange?

Depending on the time of year they do their training, the module with practising event management will entail arranging different kinds of events. Here are some examples:

January

“Winter Concert” – a classical concert in Holstebro, Denmark.

April

“Earth Day” – arranged in cooperation with local organisations in e.g. England

May

“Peace Justice Conference” – workshops and speeches and creative spaces. Venue: Tvind campus, Denmark. 

September

“Tvind Olympics” – a two-day sports event for 300+ children and youth. Venue: Tvind campus, Denmark.

October

“Planet Protection Conference” – a two-day conference about the climate and biodiversity crisis. Venue: Lindersvold campus in Denmark.

 

Hand-on volunteer training pin

As part of the initial training to become resourceful, respectful and responsible volunteers, the team will participate in arranging a sizeable event, for example a conference, a concert or a sports event.

Hands-on experience

The event managing module takes a week, and is done together with teams from our sister schools. Thus, this is a great opportunity to meet people who from different learning centres who are also doing the 10-month international volunteer programme, or similar.

This is a good opportunity not only to theorise and read about arranging an event / initiate a project / mobilise a group of people – these are real events which need to be managed in a way that they become a joyful experience for those who attend.

To be a good leader is not to be a boss.
We need to listen to all opinions and
decide together what is best to do.

Hand-on volunteer training before going to the projects

Valuable lessons

Arranging a sizeable event like this is a team activity that gives the prospective volunteers an excellent opportunity put into practice own ideas as well as studying the instructions and advice given from previous teams who pass on their experience in a “manual”.

The team will need to work under pressure, practice team work, discover problems, agree on solutions, reach consensus – and ultimately learn from reflection on this experience.

This one-week exercise gives the volunteers-to-be a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field of working with people, listening to diverging opinions, learn to compromise, no to focus too much on own interests and more.

What kind of events do volunteer arrange?

Depending on the time of year they do their training, the module with practising event management will entail arranging different kinds of events. Here are some examples:

January

“Winter Concert” – a classical concert in Holstebro, Denmark.

April

“Earth Day” – arranged in cooperation with local organisations in e.g. England

May

“Peace Justice Conference” – workshops and speeches and creative spaces. Venue: Tvind campus, Denmark.

 

September

“Tvind Olympics” – a two-day sports event for 300+ children and youth. Venue: Tvind campus, Denmark.

 

October

“Planet Protection Conference” – a two day conference about the climate and biodiversity crisis. Venue: Lindersvold campus in Denmark.

 

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