Bona Fides Association and Dansk ICYE have one opening for an amazing long-term ESC project at Hertha Living Community in Herskind, Denmark! We are looking for a candidate with interest in working with mentally disabled people and organic garden/greenery work ((citizen or resident of Poland, aged 18-30yo).

Place: Herskind, Denmark
Mobility: 01.04.2024 – 28.02.2025
Duration: 11 months


Hertha is a living community for people with mental disabilities. It is located in Herskind, a small village whose inhabitants are integrated into the lives and rhythm of the residents. We are currently on the outlook of two potential candidates for two different periods. For more information please have a look below.

The community consists of 2 houses and 19 residents, who have different psychological and mental challenges. Some of them are also physically impaired, but all of them have the ability to walk. The degree to which their disability affects their life varies, from high independence to a few without any verbal language. Most of them are aged 18-30 years.

In the village, there are different workshops where both the residents and the volunteers will work: Bakery, biodynamic market garden, biodynamic farm, dairy, weave shed, kitchen and laundry. In the workshops, we make products which are used by the residents and, moreover, the bakery and dairy products are sold in ecological shops to kindergartens and other institutions in the area.


  • – The volunteer will live at the project. Herskind is a small but quite vibrant community. There is a small grocery shop, a community house, where cultural and social events are held, and a sports club, where they play soccer, handball and badminton.
  • – The pedagogy at the project uses the Rudolf Steiner principles – these will not be taught explicitly, but are put into practice.
  • – Supervision and instructions will be provided by pedagogues specialised in working with mentally challenged people.
  • – The main activity for the volunteer will be to support the residents in the workshops, according to their interests and specific knowledge and experiences. The volunteer will help in the bakery and kitchen.
  • – 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 cases.

The volunteer will be one out of 3 volunteers in the community and will live in a shared apartment in Hertha, 20 km from Aarhus.


To apply for this project please send your CV and a motivation letter (in English) to: and with a title “ESC in Herskind, Denmark

Hertha Levefællesskab
Landsbyvænget 14, 8464 Galten

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