The mental unhappiness among rejected asylum seekers in Denmark is growing worryingly. Long waiting times for decisions in asylum cases, increasing focus on repatriation, an increasing number of withdrawals of residence permits and a lack of rewarding communities, help to push the mental state. WeTalk is a conversation course developed to strengthen the mental health of rejected asylum seekers and create meaningful communities across generations and backgrounds.

As a volunteer in WeTalk, you become part of a committed volunteer team that facilitates conversation sessions for a small group of rejected asylum seekers at Center Avnstrup. A WeTalk course consists of six conversation sessions of 2-3 hours duration, where we work on topics that promote mental well-being. The topics can be stress management, conflict management, self-motivation and active living.

In WeTalk, you are 2-3 volunteers who together plan and facilitate the sessions. During the process, you get sparring and receive supervision, so we ensure that you as volunteers thrive. As a volunteer in WeTalk, you will have the opportunity to be part of a meaningful activity that creates positive change in the participants and at the same time strengthen your skills in facilitation, teaching and knowledge about the asylum system and mental well-being, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the development of WeTalk - method.

Your professional and personal skills:

  • You are good at creating a safe space where there is room for dialogue and conversation between people
  • It is an advantage that you have experience with vulnerable target groups
  • You are empathetic, patient and appreciative in your approach to people
  • You are able to take care of yourself, set limits and ask for help

We expect you to:

  • Can run WeTalk courses once a week for 2-3 hours in April and May 2023
  • Participating in the training weekend on March 11 and 12 in Copenhagen - from approx. 09:00-17:00 both days (meals and transport will be covered).
  • Participates in volunteer meetings with other WeTalk facilitators across asylum centres.
  • Will be available for supervision and sparring along the way

ATTENTION We are subject to having to obtain a child certificate and a criminal record for all volunteers in the asylum.

Center Avnstrup is a repatriation center for families with children who have been refused asylum in Denmark. The center is located in Lejre Municipality, at Avnstrupvej 1, 4330 Hvalsø.

Want to join WeTalk? Then send a few words about yourself and your motivation for becoming a volunteer on this project to, and we will contact you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you! 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.


  • Assignmenttype: Children and youths, Counselling and self-help, Refugees and integration
  • Workarea: Children and youths, Humanitary work, Social work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Ungdommens Røde Kors

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  • Updated: 27.01.23
  • Expires: 30.06.23
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