Volunteers

Being a volunteer at The Medieval Centre

If you wish to become a volunteer at The Medieval Centre please read the following.

Courses

To become a volunteer at The Medieval Centre you have to attend a beginners course, where you will get a basic knowledge of the medieval age and learn to act in the medieval town of Sundkøbing.

During the course your will be introduced to living history, history, the art of living i the medieval houses, clothing, etc.

Moreover, you have to be a member of our support group: ”Guldborgsundgildet.”

When you have finished the course, you will be most welcome you join us at the Medieval Centre. It is free, you are given food to prepare and you will live in the medieval houses, typically a week from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon.

NB! The courses are in Danish: However English speaking or German speaking persons are welcome to become volunteers, contact The Medieval Centre for more information:
Pia Bach, +45 54861934 or pia@middelaldercentret.dk.

Rules apply to groups who wish to take part in the work at The Medieval Centre:

It is all a question of expectations – yours, the visitor´s, and our expectations should be the same, so that everybody gets a good experience. 

All stays must be agreed in advance.
Please contact pia@middelaldercentret.dk

Educational work;
Volunteers and visiting groups are committed to take an active part in the daily activities during opening hours, including evening events when such are scheduled.

Period:
Our period is the years around AD 1400 – clothing and equipment must reflect this accurately. All things must be documented.

Clothing and other equipment:
If you bring your own clothing and equipment, it must be accepted by The Medieval Centre before or on arrival. If possible, please send us an e-mail with photos in advance.

Clothing must be made from authentic materials, patterns, sewing techniques etc. Underwear, female headdress, aprons in white or unbleached linen, overclothing in wool. All visible seams must be hand made.

Women must wear an appropriate head dress to cover the hair.

Shoes must be leather shoes of a design documented in this period.

If you do not have your own clothing or it does not comply with our standards, you can borrow clothing from us.

These items may not be worn during opening hours:
Glasses, make-up, modern jewellery or jewellery from other periods than around AD 1400, piercings, T-shirts or similar under the medieval clothing if visible, modern socks etc. Tattoos must be covered. No smoking, coffee, ice cream or candy may be enjoyed during opening hours in the field (this includes stuff bought in the shop or café). Photography is not allowed when in medieval clothing.

No modern equipment may be brought into the field; tools, sleeping bags, torchlights or similar.

All modern equipment must be stored outside the field during opening hours.

Trade
All sales to the visitors must be cleared with The Medieval Centre in advance.

Sleeping Quarters:
Our medieval houses are in general reserved for families that live in them and portray a medieval family. Groups may bring their own tents and sleep in those, or bring modern tents to be put up outside the field. We have a limited number of guest rooms.

Food:

Our regular volunteers and visiting groups will be handed out raw materials to cook in their own houses or camps, or raw materials for modern cooking in "The White House” outside the medieval town.