The Horse Speaks All Languages


The Horse Speaks All Languages

JM Caprifolen KB

VÅXTORP, Sweden

Activity description

The Horse Speaks All Languages aims to create a safe space and learning environment for people with or without disabilities in mixed groups where we work using the horse as the main tool for integration and creating of projects and methods. Volunteers will empower persons with disabilities to be a part of our community and participate at equal terms, and reduce the stigma associated around persons with disabilities. Your role as a volunteer involves: Offer assistance in our social groups in the areas of circus, horse vaulting, drama and dance. Be a part of “farm life” where you work around horses in coherence with nature. Follow the process where horses play a big role in the development of many peoples lives in a collaboration with different schools, habilitations and organisations. Create/implement social activities and logistics of other EU projects. Assist the team in strengthening the community of volunteers and create an international location in the countryside.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accomodation: Throughout the duration of the volunteering experience will be funded by the project. Volunteers will be placed in a private house with their own kitchen, bathrooms and showers. There is a common area with TV and Wifi. Outside is a barbeque area. Personal Allowance & Food Budget: Budgets will be allocated every month. Volunteers will be responsible to do their own shopping. Transportation: If the volunteers have a driver's license they will be provided a car for shopping. There are also bikes to use whenever you please. Transportation for big cities are buses/trains.

Training during the activity

Training and Support: On arrival, volunteers will be supported to conduct a number of orientation visits of the services that Caprifolen operates. Caprifolen will provide training on how to work with/around horses and with the target group -people with disabilities. The Swedish National Agency will provide arrival training. Further support will be offered on a weekly basis through meetings and reviews of activities. Mentors of Caprifolen will offer support through the whole project and process.

Participant profile

Eligible participants are young people between 18 and 30 years of age. We are seeking a person who would like to live on a horse farm. You should be motivated and willing to work in a dynamic team we different people with or without disabilities, share ideas and take initiative. A background with experience in the social field, horses, theater, dance, gymnastics, circus, horse vaulting is considered an asset.

Activity dates

A total of 16 week(s) during the period 01/01/2024 to 30/06/2024


Activity location

STACKARP, 280A, 312 98 VÅXTORP Sweden


 Individual volunteering


Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Moldova (Republic of), Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Türkiye, Ukraine, Kosovo * UN resolution, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Saint Helena, Wallis and Futuna


Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport


Deadline for applications

No application deadline