Hertha Living Community

Herskind, Denmark




Description of the project:

The project, Hertha, is a living community for mentally handicapped situated in a small village, Herskind, consisting of families and singles, who integrate themselves into the lives and rhythm    of the handicapped.

The living community consists of 2 houses with 19 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.

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.



The main activity for the volunteer will be to support the disabled in the workshops according to interests and specific knowledge and experiences. The volunteer can choose between bakery, kitchen, or gardening.

If the volunteer has a driving license, he/she will be in charge of being a chauffeur to different activities.

Being able to play an instrument would be relevant, but not essential.

Volunteers will only work with the less disabled and challenging disabled.

Important: Since we had a last minute cancelation, and the project has already been approved, we do not have a funding to apply for visa and we will only be able to accept candidates with EU citizenship.

Calm personality, flexible and accepting of adjustments to plans.


Volunteer profile: 

Tolerant, open, extrovert who can take part in Hertha’s daily life with a positive attitude.

Calm personality, flexible and accepting of adjustments to plans.


In order to apply, the candidate needs to fill in an European Solidarity Corps form.

In order to correctly fill in the form, the candidate should follow the instructions given on the website:



To apply

Send your filled EVS application (there is a certain form which can be Here:  EVS-Application-Form-Dansk-ICYE

Send application to: to evs.incoming@icye.dk with CC to fiohvolunteers@gmail.com


Next volunteer period: 01.03.2019.-01.03.2020. Starting as soon as possible.



Deadline for application: ASAP

If you won’t get response after 15 days, it means you are rejected.