- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Denmark
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Program Length: Other
- Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Category: Community Service
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Homestay
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
From 6 months+ or a year, you can volunteer abroad in Denmark and work with a local community on a variety of service learning projects, while staying with a host family. For details, visit our website.
Seafaring, Vikings, castles, and quaint harbors beckon volunteers to Denmark’s chilly shores. Denmark is a small but mighty Nordic nation in Scandinavia, surrounded by the Baltic Sea to the east and the North Sea to the west. The Kingdom of Denmark includes Greenland and the Faroe Islands. It has the longest continuous coastline in Europe, with no location further than 52 km from the ocean. In the Middle Ages, Denmark was an agricultural, Christian kingdom, but after the Reformation and 300 years of losing territory, Denmark ultimately adopted a democratic constitution in 1849. Now, hard work, the protection of civil liberties and traditional family life dominate Denmark’s lifestyle.
United Planet is the US and Canadian member of the International Cultural Youth Exchange, or ICYE. As a volunteer in Denmark, you will be hosted by Dansk ICYE, ICYE’s partner organization there. Dansk ICYE provides a multitude of opportunities for United Planet volunteers to create lasting friendships and make a difference in this beautiful country.
Volunteers may assist teachers in English, Spanish or French lessons; computer classes; and, other various skills based courses. Volunteers serve as conversation partners and tutors for the students, among other roles. While volunteering they are simultaneously learning about the Danish education system.
Volunteers can assist in youth centers, working with children from ages 12-17. Entertain the children with fun, playful activities and do some practical work such as, tutoring. Volunteers may interact with children through after-school sports, as well.