Development volunteer

Full time 10 months

Intense gap year filled with theoretical and practical studies to fight for a sustainable way of living and work shoulder to shoulder with locals in the developing countries.

CURRICULUM

Our program curriculum

The program is divided into 3 periods, each one of them focused in different areas, allowing you to live in an international environment and experience a long term volunteering in India or countries of Africa.

  • 1.  Study
  • 3. Volunteer
  • 4. Conclusion
1.  Study

Study

Period

Location: Norway

Duration: 3 months

Period of intense teamwork, investigations, theoretical and practical studies about poverty and the issues in the world today. Preparing you for your upcoming project period in developing countries.

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3. Volunteer

Volunteer

period

Location: Africa or Asia

Duration: 6 months

You participate in one of the Humana Projects in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique or India. Working and living with locals you will spend time learning a different reality from your own and gaining a huge difference in perspective.

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4. Conclusion

Conclusion

period

Location: Norway

Duration: 1 months

Now is your time to meet up with your team and look back on the experiences you have experienced together. Time for sharing and spreading your message on how others can help to change the world!

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1. Study
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Study

Period

Location: Norway

Duration: 3 months

Period of intense teamwork, investigations, theoretical and practical studies about poverty and the issues in the world today. Preparing you for your upcoming project period in developing countries.

2. Volunteer
Development volunteer volunteer period

Volunteer

Period

Location: Africa or Asia

Duration: 6 months

You participate in one of the Humana Projects in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique or India. Working and living with locals you will spend time learning a different reality from your own.

3.Conclusion
Development volunteer btp period

Conclusion

Period

Location: Norway

Duration: 1 months

Now is your time to meet up with your team and look back on the experiences you have experienced together. Time for sharing and spreading your message on how others can help to change the world

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HIGHLIGHTS

Program highlights

10 months of unique experiences.

You will spend these 10 months abroad with your teammates from all over the world. Together you will learn, investigate and prepare yourself for the upcoming volunteering period.

Development volunteer study period

Intense 10 months

Africa or Asia

International team

6 months volunteering

PROGRAM COSTS

What are the costs of the program

Paid by you + Scholarship

The most affordable way to travel and volunteer abroad for the entire 10 months with all the expenses covered thanks to our Scholarship opportunity.

Starting every 1st of

August and October

Partly paid by you

2.700 € + 1.600€ Scholarship

Cover all the program costs during all the 10 months

Starting every 1st of

August and October


Food
Visas
Vaccines
Travel expenses
Health insurance
Accommodation
Volunteer abroad
1.600 € Humana Scholarship
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Study period – 3 months

Take this period as your first challenge. It is important to give 100% to each period of the program to have the best experience. It all starts with developing skills of leadership and social skills necessary for your integration in the projects.

Each one of you will gain knowledge and experiences necessary to succeed in your project, it depends a lot on your openness to gain knowledge and also to bring your own skills to the table. Learning is not only about listening to the teacher, but it is also your own curiosity. You will learn to organise, work as a team, to communicate, take action about big issues of today like global affairs, political science, international and economic development.

The study methods include group and individual work, lectures, investigations, and fieldwork. Your team is your new family, who will help you overcome the challenges of this journey, bring you good memories and work together towards your goal.

The study period is the time to get to know each other and see who you are going to spend the project with. You will train yourself in being adventurers and survivors, living under very humble conditions, not using much money and always finding a way out by ingenuity, being smart and sticking together with your teammates.


Reforestation, wildlife protection, organic farming, pollution and social problems around the environment (employment, destruction of natural areas, responsible fishing, urbanisation, illegal hunting, etc.) will be subjects of investigations during your travel. We document our experiences with pictures, videos, and interviews.

Volunteer period – 6 months

After 3 months of training, you are ready to practice what you have learned. Before leaving for your volunteer project, you will have Skype meetings with the Project Leader to discuss the specific needs of the project. Together you will determine what your tasks and responsibilities as a volunteer will be.

The Project Work in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique or India takes place in cooperation with Humana People to People. In this period, you can work at:

  • Farming.
  • Preschools.
  • Tree planting campaigns
  • Teacher training colleges
  • Tree planting campaigns
  • Schools for street children
  • Educating teachers for rural areas
  • Vocational schools for young people
  • Sanitation and hygiene in rural areas
  • Raising funds for social projects by forming partnerships and selling second hand clothes and shoes
  • Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS (following the program TCE/Total Control of the Epidemic)

Getting to know the people at the project, the vision, and idea of the project and the many concrete tasks to be carried out. Carrying out the tasks as defined within the necessities of the project and by the Project Leadership.

Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor: building preschools, starting Garden Farming, doing literacy campaigns, eradicating malaria, teaching about big issues of our time while working as a teacher at DNS, starting income generating activities, working as a TCE Special Force in the fight against HIV/AIDS – as a few examples.

Conclusion – 1 month

Upon returning to the school you will be full of new experiences, excitement and knowledge! This needs to be processed, discussed and understood. You will meet again with your team, share your experiences and reflect upon what have you gained out of this journey.

Which challenge was the hardest and which one the most rewarding? Producing articles, videos, presentations, exhibitions, speeches for debate forums, books and more.

Using your time with your team to conclude your future perspectives for The Poor and the issues of our time. At the end of your volunteer training, you will receive a Development Instructor Certificate.

BTP period – 3 months

Returning to school with heads and hands full of new knowledge and energy for Bringing it to the Public. Meeting with the team, showing, telling, exchanging experiences and making it common knowledge.

Producing articles, pamphlets, videos, presentations, exhibitions, speeches for debate forums, books and more. Studying further the curriculum in Fighting with The Poor, bringing the truth to the public. 

Going to different schools around Europe to spread the new knowledge in various creative ways – speeches, newspaper articles, lectures at universities and colleges, debates and other public events, exhibitions – leading to a better understanding and inspiring to take an action.

Passing the final exams in Fighting with The Poor. Using the last months together to conclude our future perspectives and possible ways of improving The Poor’s quality in life with humble ways of sharing knowledge.

Volunteer period – 6 months

The Project Work in Africa or India in cooperation with Humana People to People. In this period, you can work at:

  • Teacher training colleges
  • Educating teachers for rural areas
  • Vocational schools for young people
  • Schools for street children.Preschools
  • Sanitation and hygiene in rural areas
  • Tree planting campaigns
  • Raising funds for social projects by forming partnerships and selling second hand clothes and shoes
  • Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS (following the program TCE/Total Control of the Epidemic)

Arriving at the project in Africa or India, having left behind a courageous journey where fundamental human capabilities have been turned around, refreshed and energised by knowing that things such as travelling can be done in a totally different way than the mainstream tourist travelling.

Ready for doing the work needed at the project, bringing plans and materials from the previous periods. Getting to know the people at the project, the vision and idea of the project and the many concrete tasks to be carried out.

Carrying out the tasks as defined within the necessities of the project and by the Project Leadership. Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor: building preschools, starting Garden Farming, doing literacy campaigns, eradicating malaria, teaching about big issues of our time while working as a teacher at DNS, starting income-generating activities, working as a TCE Special Force in the fight against HIV/AIDS – as a few examples.

Studying and working with your Specialisation in Fighting with The Poor, finalising with a People’s Exam and a written thesis at the end of the period. Acquiring skills in information work: making interviews, taking notes and pictures, writing summaries and reports, recording videos.

Living together with the people at the project, being a good example of living a humble life while improving things with small means to make daily life better.

Travel period – 3 months

Living on the road, being on the move, finding means of transport and places to sleep, talking to people on the road, being curious to understand and know about the countries you are traveling through.

Making investigations, meeting people, visiting their workplaces, staying in their homes, understanding their problems, meeting their culture and values and sharing thoughts with them about the world and the future.

Telling people about your venture to a third world country, trying out bringing it to the public what you have so far experienced and learned. Putting up investigations on a higher level, asking tough questions to self and to the group, getting hold of more answers and putting up new questions.

Taking notes and pictures, writing reports and discussing the seen and the experienced.
Finding good ways of sticking together in the Trios and in the group as such during the travel period.

Study Period – 6 months

At this school, you will find that learning is not first and foremost about listening to the teacher.

The school’s Program consists of a range of intense and spirited activities, theoretical studies and experiences that constitute the sum of learning and life processes carried through by a group of people who for a considerable period of time share a Program with each other that demands cooperation and efforts, and which at the same time is sprinkled with elements that are inspiring and also quite out of the ordinary.

Thus, learning will also take place through communication, deliberations, through working out your plan for learning and sticking to it, and putting to use what you learned, the methods you used, the ideas you got from it and the results you harvested from the training.

You will train yourself in being adventurers and survivors, living and traveling under very humble conditions, not using much money and always finding a way out by ingenuity, being smart and sticking together with your teammates.