what can you do in trampoline house?
Trampoline House has a lot to offer you. It does not matter whether you are an asylum seeker in phase 1, 2, or 3, or if you are a refugee with residence permit in Denmark.
In Trampoline House you can:
You can get legal counseling
We offer free, personal legal counseling Monday–Thursday to asylum seekers, rejected asylum seekers, and refugees with residence permit in Denmark. Click here to read more.
You can get medical counseling
Come and talk to one of our volunteering doctors if you have a medical or dental problem and would like a second opinion. Tuesdays 4–6 pm.
You can get psychological counseling
You can get anonymous psychological counseling, for instance if you have worries, stress, sleep problems etc. Make an appointment by asking the staff. Tuesdays 6–8 pm.
Get 'praktik' (job training)
You can get 'praktik' in Trampoline House
We offer 'praktik' to asylum seekers, rejected asylum seekers, and refugees with asylum in Denmark.
'Praktik' in the house can help you:
- develop your skills
- improve your Danish
- prepare you to get a real job or get ready for school
- get started with your new life in Denmark
Click here to read more.
Learn or teach languages
You can learn Danish
We offer free Danish classes three times a week. You can start anytime you want – just show up and present yourself to the instructor. Tuesdays 2:30–4 pm, Wednesdays 3:30–5 pm & Fridays 2–3 pm (last Friday of the month closed).
Click here to see 6 month lesson plan for Danish classes
You can learn or teach English
We offer free English classes three times a week. You can start anytime you want – just show up and present yourself to the instructor. Tuesdays 1–2:30 pm, Wednesdays 1–2:30 pm & Fridays 3–4 pm (last Friday of the month closed).
Click here to see 6 month lesson plan for English classes
You can learn or teach Arabic or Farsi
The class is for beginners and anybody can join. Just show up and present yourself to the instructor. Fridays 5–6 pm (last Friday of the month closed).
You can learn or teach French
The class is for beginners and anybody can join. Just show up and present yourself to the instructor. Wednesdays 2:30–3:30 pm.
You can see all our classes and other activities in our calendar (click here)
Get or teach new skills
You can join different work groups/ workshops and learn or teach new skills, such as:
- art workshop
- bible class in Farsi
- sewing & knitting workshop
- newspaper production for Trampoline House News
Participate in our democracy
You can be part of making decisions and speak openly about the injustices you experience in the Danish asylum system
The house meeting is the democratic parliament of Trampoline House where we update each other on news and discuss urgent issues related to Trampoline House and life as a refugee/asylum seeker. Tuesdays 4–5 pm.
A workshop for people with special interest in politics and communication. In-dept talks about the nature and principles of democracy and political communication. Fridays 3–4.30 pm (last Friday of the month closed).
Join our community for women
Women seeking asylum are especially vulnerable during their flight and do not always feel safe in Denmark’s asylum centers either. That is why Trampoline House has created a Women’s Club, offering special programs for women only
Women's Club and Women's Class
The club meets every first Saturday of the month from 2–7 pm and every second and third Friday of the month from 4–6 pm. On the first Saturday of the month, the club offers legal and medical counseling, relaxation therapy, cooking, and community. On Fridays, the club offers lectures and workshops on feminist and human rights issues during Women's Class.
Women's Club has members from all over the world. Some of us are seeking asylum in Denmark or have refugee status here, some of us are temporarily living in Denmark or were born here. Women's Club is a safe space where women can talk freely about the problems we experience as women in our daily lives, in Danish society, and in the asylum centers. In 2015, Women’s Club formed its own catering service, Sisters’ Cuisine.
Women's Club and Women's Class are open for all women. Bring your children, we have child carers who will look after them. 1st Saturday of the month 2–7 pm, 2nd and 3rd Friday of the month 4–6 pm.
Cook with Sisters' Cuisine
Food without borders
Sisters’ Cuisine is a catering service run by women from Trampoline House's Women's Club. If you are a woman, you can join Sisters' Cuisine and cook food to private parties and social events. We make healthy, affordable food from all over the world, influenced by our diverse places of origin. Click here to read more.
Relax and make new friends
Life in the Danish asylum centers is stressful and lonely, and the waiting time can drive you crazy
Trampoline House is not just a house with classes, activities, and counseling. It is also a place where you will feel at home and can relax. In the house, you can make new friends, play ping pong, and get free tea and coffee. Several days a week we all eat dinner together, and every first Friday of the month we have a big party and dance to our favorite music. Like a real trampoline, Trampoline House will give you new energy to deal with all the problems in the asylum system or in the integration system.
Organizing & Campaigning
People in Trampoline House are also working hard to change the Danish asylum system and get justice for refugees. We organize demonstrations, debates, and seminars. We speak to the press about the problems in the Danish asylum system. Every year, we create more awareness about conditions of refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark at festivals and political meetings. You can join this struggle by joining Trampoline House!
Please click here to see a full list of our special events.
Bring your children
If you have children, no problem. Bring your children to Trampoline House and our volunteering child carers will play and make fun activities with them, so you can do 'praktik' in the house, attend classes, talk to a lawyer, and hang out with your friends. Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1–6 pm, Fridays 2–6 pm (last Friday of the month closed) & first Saturday of the month 2–7 pm (women only, other Saturdays closed).