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Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Eco-Museum
Bewerbungsende: jährlich
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab May 2009 - 6 months or longer
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise Anfang eines Jahres ist immer der 1. März des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. März.

We expect the volunteer to be flexible and willing to try different kinds of work. The volunteer must be openminded, curious and interested in learning more about nature and history.
The volunteer must like to spend time outdoors, as many of our activities are outdoor activities.
The vounteer must be able to speak English at a conversational level.Ringkoebing-Skjern Museum is a museum which receives many foreign visitors. This means we deal with intercultural aspects in our daily work. A volunteer with a non-Danish cultural background will hopefully give the museum a more international outlook thus enabling it to present its facilities in a new and more intercultural way. The volunteer might also be able to help the museum present history from a different and more global perspective.
We do not have any former experience in being an EVS-project.
We would prefer to have the volunteer in the summer period for a 6-months-stay starting between the 1st of April and the 1st of May.


A. Project environment: profile of the organisation and local community

Rinkoebing-Skjern Museum is a publicly funded cultural/historical museum and it is run as an ecological museum.
We have divisions all around the Ringkoebing inlet - e.g. a Viking harbour, a reconstructed iron age village, a nature park and a watermill.
In the summer period we have about 100.000 tourists visiting the museum. Part of the museum is catering for schools, and we arrange tours as well as school camps for pupils.
There are about 35 employees at the Rinkoebing-Skjern Museum including historians, ethnographs, archaeologists, museum assistants, tradesmen and administrative workers.

The Rinkoebing inlet
The various divisions of Ringkoebing-Skjern Museum are placed along the Ringkoebing inlet, which is an inlet of the North See. The wide sand beaches of the area are some of the best beaches in Denmark.
Bundsbaek, where the administration, the school workshop, the hostel, a small exhibition, the watermill and a café is placed, is located in a plantation which used to be a heath but which is now made into a nature park.
Bundsbæk is located about 40km north from Esbjerg, 40km south from Holstebro, about 25km from Ringkøbing and 10km from Skjern.

Ecological museum
The ecological museum contains 8-9 different museums and visiting places which are connected by a 33 km long bike path that runs from the north to the south of the inlet. On the way you will get the opportunity to participate in activeties such as grinding corn, riding on horseback and sailing in viking ships.
The key word of the museum is activity and absorption; You are not only visiting a museum but also biking, riding, sailing, smelling and tasting a museum.

Living museum
In the summer period the iron age village is inhabited by families and volunteers who would like to spend their holidays in a different way. At the viking harbour, and in many of the other divisions you will find operating workshops as well.

Contact point
AFS Interkultur is member of the world-wide youth organisation, American Field Service, which has offices in 55 countries. AFS programmes include 12-months high school stay for pupils between 15 to 18 years of age, and 5-12 months youth exchange for people from 18 to 25 years of age.
Today AFS is an independent youth organisation with a strong international network (AFS Intercultural Programs). AFS is a voluntary based, non-profit organisation independent of political and religious interest. In Denmark AFS started in 1947 and has today 43 local chapters.

B. Proposed activities for EVS volunteers

The volunteer will get the opportunity to participate in all the different activities of the museum. Typical activities could be:
- Participating in the activities of the Iron Age Village
- Assisting in the workshops by showing visitors how to use the various tools and implements for the handcrafts, baking, ironing etc.
- Working in the café
- Assisting with the archeological digging
- Assisting with guided nature walks
- Translating prospects into his/her own language
- Establishing nature paths and campsites

The volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in our courses and learn how to handle the old traditional handcrafts. The volunteer can also participate in our nature walks, where he/she will learn about the nature around Ringkoebing inlet.
We hope that a volunteer of another cultural background will bring a new outlook to the museum and ask questions and in that way help us to see our activities from another perspectives.
We are very open to any new ideas for visitor activities that the volunteer might have.
A typical working day will be from 11-17, and the volunteer will also do occasional work at weekends. However, the working week will not exceed 35 hours per week.

Host family
AFS will provide a host family for the volunteer. The life in a host family will facilitate the integration in the local community and will accelerate the process of both language and intercultural learning.
The volunteer will be invited to social events arranged by the AFS's local chapters together with other volunteers, exchange students and host families.

C. Risk prevention, safety and protection

The museum complies with Danish safety regulations. The work at the museum does not involve any special risks.

Reference Number: 2007-DK-11