Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Denmark

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Free or Cheap Volunteer Work in Denmark

 

Partly influenced by its healthy civil society and welfare state, Denmark has a strong tradition of volunteering, with 35 per cent of Danes doing some kind of volunteer work.

 

Grassroots Volunteering in Denmark

The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:

Studenterhuset

www.studenterhuset.com

A place for University of Copenhagen students to meet, Studenterhuset is run by students, alongside a small group of paid staff, to create an amazing atmosphere for debates, concerts, events and all kinds of activities. Around 40 nationalities make up the 200+ volunteers found here, who, in return for their labour, get discounted drinks and free concert tickets, along with bartending experience.

Where: Copenhagen.
Accommodation & Costs: Volunteers should be self funding.

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Trampoline House

www.trampolinehouse.dk

Trampoline House is an independent community center in Copenhagen that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support, community, and purpose. Volunteers are needed to teach or help out in numerous areas. A six month minimum commitment is required. Self funding unpaid educational interns and job trainees are also hired on a three to six months basis, working 20 to 25 hours per week.

Where: Copenhagen.
Accommodation & Costs: Volunteers find their own accommodation and should be self funding.

 

Festival Volunteering in Denmark

Typically the rewards of volunteering at a festival are a free ticket and a better camping pitch.

Roskilde Festival

www.roskilde-festival.dk

Roskilde Festival is Northern Europe's largest culture and music festival. The festival has been around since 1971 and is run by a non-profit organisation with the assistance of around 25,000 volunteers. Most volunteers work for societies and organisations who recruit their own volunteers, but around 7,500 work directly for Roskilde Festival. Applications are taken for a short period from the end of March. The festival takes place for four days in early July with a six day warm up period immediately beforehand. Volunteers can help out throughout the entire ten day period or just for the four days of the festival. You can also volunteer in the months leading up to or throughout the entire year. Typical jobs include office work, runner, wiring, electrical work, stage guard, renovation, guard tasks and trade control. During the festival period volunteers sleep at either audience camping or in restricted camping. Meals are also provided along with a ticket.

Volunteering in Denmark

 

Help Exchange Networks in Denmark

Workaway - https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-DK.html
HelpX - http://www.helpx.net/hostlist.asp?host_region=310&network=3
WWOOF - http://www.wwoof.dk

 

Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Denmark

Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.

 

More Volunteering in Denmark Resources

Volunteering.dk - Volunteering.dk is a subsite of Frivilligjob.dk, the largest portal for volunteer jobs in Denmark. Side by side with entries from traditional associations such as the Red Cross and Danish Scouts you will also find posts by grassroots organisations, social enterprises and projects undertaken by public institutions. Listings are given in English with the aim of attracting international volunteers.

 

* Image courtesy Tamas