The community is an ecological and social community, where people live close together. AIH was founded in 1991 and today more than 270 people live here. The community is organized in 8 groups consisting of apartment and houses, with one group dedicated to young people with mental disabilities. AIH holds an organic farm with various farm animals, grain cultivation, vegetables and fruits. Furthermore, we have a recycling and thrift shop, a bakery and a small grocery shop.
At AIH we focus on sustainability and sustainable living.
At our homepage you can see some photos: www.andelssamfundet.dk
You will be part of the daily work in our big organic outdoor gardening. In June and july, the primary work tasks are to exterminate weeds and harvesting vegetables. We also have hens that needs to be fed, and eggs that needs to be collected. There will be small construction projects and maintenance jobs of older buildings. Besides the work, we will of course have time to participate in cultural events in the local area and do smaller trips to the sea.
Andelssamfundet i Hjorthøj (AIH)
Gammel Kirkevej 116a
AIH is situated in the countryside, but only 12 km from Aarhus – Denmark’s second largest city. Aarhus is a vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past which makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. In 2016 Lonely Planet put Aarhus at the top of the list of Europe’s hottest destinations and during 2017 Aarhus was the European Culture Capital.
The art museum, ARoS, delivers groundbreaking works from some of the world’s most progressive artists. Den Gamle By – The Old Town Museum is a unique international attraction and Moesgaard Museum will give visitors a world class museum experience.
AIH overlooks Aarhus Bay and is only a short bike ride from the beach. And for the long Scandinavian summer nights we have bonfires for leisure time.
If you are a student please also bring your student card, it will give you discounts at museums etc…
Nearest airport : Denmark-Aarhus-Tirstrup
Nearest train station : Aarhus Central Station is the largest and primary railway station in Aarhus.
When arriving in Aarhus City take the city bus 12 to AIH
•From Aarhus Central Train Station take bus 12 to Hjortshoej/Mejlby.
•Get off the bus at the stop “Hjortshoej Moellevej”.
•From here walk to the street “Gammel Kirkevej 116a”. The walk takes 10 minutes.
Meeting point and Time:
From 12 pm June 25th at “Petersborg” Gammel Kirkevej 116a, 8530 Hjortshøj
Tickets : You can search for train and bus time schedules here: www.rejseplanen.dk
Boys and girls wil be seperated into two houses. There will be beds for everyone in the houses. Please bring a sleeping bag, a pillow and bed sheet. Please also bring your own towels. There is a washing machine, that can be used free of charge. We expect that the work camp volunteers leave the accommodation in the same condition they found it. Cleaning up after themselves.
AIH will provide all the food needed, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/cake and dinner. Two to three persons from the work camp will help prepare the meals with AIH residents.Please tell us if you have food allergies or preferences like vegetarian diet or no pork.
A motivational letter is required for this Work Camp.
Please write 1/2 page about yourself, explaining why you are motivated for this camp.
[영문지원동기서 첨부 안내]
본 워크캠프 활동을 바탕으로 구체적인 참가동기, 관련 경험 등을 영문으로 작성한 지원동기서(Motivation Letter)를 신청서 작성 시 첨부해주시기 바랍니다.
▶파일형식: Microsoft Word
▶파일이름: 워크캠프 코드-영문이름(ML)
▶첨부방법: 신청서 상의 ATTACHING FILE에 첨부
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개인 위생을 위해 침낭을 반드시 준비하시기 바랍니다.
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야간에는 추울 수 있으므로 따뜻한 옷을 챙겨가시기 바랍니다.
Most of the work will be conducted outside, so bring working clothes for outside weather. No special skills are required
Bring materials for at presentation about your country (e.g. pictures, movie clips, toys, something that is special to you) English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best!