Volunteers Category

Do you want to be a Volunteer in Hertha Levefællesskab?

Description of the project
The project is a living community for mentally handicapped situated in a small village called Hertha with app. 110 persons - families and singles - who integrate themselves into the lives and rhythm of the 26 handicapped. It is reverse integration where normal people integrate into the lives of handicapped.

The living community "open institution" consists of 3 houses with 26 mentally handicapped residents. The residents have different psychological and mental restrictions and some of them are also physically impaired, but all of them are able to walk. The level of function varies from nearly “normal” to few without any verbal language. Most are aged 18-30 years, but few are older.
In the village there are different workshops which are used in the project: Bakery, biodynamic market garden, biodynamic farm, dairy, weave shed, kitchen and laundry where the mentally handicapped work. In the workshops we produce products spent by the residents in the village and furthermore the bakery and dairy produce products to be sold in ecological shops, to kindergartens and other institutions in the area.

Requirements:
You must be between 18 and 30 years

Drivers license is needed
You must be from Europe
You sign in for 12 month
Non-smoker

You will be connected to one of the following workshops: Bakery, biodynamic market garden, farming/dairy

More information: ICYE Danmark

Small Youtube-video about being a volonteer in Hertha: In one place

New (2015) video on the volonteer´s experiences in Hertha. Prepare for a ride in the fast lane...