Learn for Life is a nationwide learning program for inmates and children in vulnerable positions. The children are between 9-13 years old when they start in the program.

As a mentor, you gain a big significance for a vulnerable child by supporting the child's school and educational dreams. As a mentor, you must help with homework and support the child in his professional and personal development.

We expect you to:

  • supports the child's homework in Danish and mathematics
  • meet with the child 3-4 times a month
  • is ready to support by using your personal and social skills
  • see yourself as a good role model
  • has completed a youth education
  • can bind you as a mentor for at least a year and preferably longer.

We make sure that:

  • you come to the Learn for Life training course for mentors, where you will be well dressed for the task as a mentor
  • you will be offered three annual supervisions as well as exchange of experience with other mentors
  • a thorough assessment is made, which ensures a good match between you and the child.

8 out of 10 young people in Learn for Life pass the primary and lower secondary school leaving examination (FSA) at the end of the 9th grade. For vulnerable children in general, the number is 3 out of 10, states follow-up research on Learn for Life from DPU, Aarhus University.

You can read much more about Learn for Life and our mentoring scheme at Learn for Life

On a volunteer mentor , you can also hear from the children themselves how important it has been for them to have a mentor.

You are also very welcome to call or write to us with questions.

What is Learn for Life

Learn for Life is a long-term learning program that aims to strengthen learning and viability for children and young people in vulnerable positions. Learn for Life must strengthen the children professionally, personally and socially, so that the children achieve better well-being and motivation for school and education. In the long term, Learn for Life must contribute to the children being able to complete a youth education and create a good life for themselves. In Learn for Life, the child gets the opportunity to make new friendships with other children at Learning Camps and in the local Learning Clubs. The child also gets a volunteer mentor who can support the school work and the child's belief in their own abilities.

Frivilligjob.dk is Denmark's leading volunteer job portal.

Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.


  • Workplace(s): Dybvad
  • Assignmenttype: Children and youths, Mentor and buddy
  • Workarea: Children and youths, Social work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Lær for Livet

Information about the organisation:

Lær for Livet
Lær for Livet tilbyder børn og unge i udsatte positioner et seks-årigt forl&oslas...
Lær for Livet tilbyder børn og unge i udsatte positioner et seks-årigt forløb med fokus på læring og livsduelighed. Lær for Livet skal bidrage til, at anbragte og udsatte børn og unge styrker deres faglighed og personlige kompetencer, får øget lyst til læring og opnår bedre trivsel. Vi har tre indsatsområder: Learning Camps, en frivillig mentorordning og en brobygningsindsats. På langt sigt skal Lær for Livet bidrage til, at børnene får mulighed for at gennemføre en ungdomsuddannelse og skabe et godt liv for sig selv. Programmet blev etableret i 2013 og optager hvert år op mod 130 nye børn. 
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  • Updated: 22.06.22
  • Expires: 27.12.22
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