VIRKO was founded in 1997 as a cooperative entreprise with only one employee and has since then developed into a garden- and a property service with about 12 employees in the peak season, whereas half of them are employed under special conditions. Many people among Overførstegården's inmates has been helped to get a new start by VIRKO, either by a short activation period or in sheltered jobs.

The company's main purpose is partly service-activities and partly to ensure activation and occupation of Overførstegården's target group. Its profits are in agreement with the articles of association used to promote the purpose and are not disbursed to the shareholders. Overførstegården's chairman of the board of directors is also a member of VIRKO's board of directors. The prinical is blacksmith Finn Jensen.