Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for your community.
Anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you have to give.
The Norwegian Red Cross has a wide spectrum of humanitarian activities. These activities are usually initiated and run by local chapters. Please contact your local chapter directly for more specific information.
Before you decide to become a volunteer, you might want to learn about the different activities your local chapter has to offer. This will vary from chapter to chapter depending on size and location. However, your chapter of choice does not have to be in the same municipality as the one in which you live. You can choose any chapter you see fit that offers the specific activity you want to work with.
I do not speak Norwegian, can I still volunteer?
Activities offered by Red Cross in Norway, are usually initiated and run by local branches in our municipalities (kommuner), and the language used is normally Norwegian. Therefore, the need for volunteers who do not speak Norwegian, will vary from branch to branch, depending on their need of volunteers at the time. Before you decide to become a volunteer, you might want to learn about the different activities your local branch has to offer. However, the branch you choose, does not have to be in the same municipality as you live in. If your closest branch is not in need of English speaking volunteers, you can also contact neighbouring chapters.
I would like to learn Norwegian and volunteer as Norwegian speaking at a later time:
The Norwegian Red Cross offers Norwegian practice for people who would like to learn Norwegian. Google «Norsktrening» and the name of the municipality you live in, to find out whether this activity is offered in your area. Gjelder dette for alle norsktreningene vi driver?
I would like to check volunteering opportunities with the Red Cross branches in my area:
The Red Cross registration forms for volunteers are in Norwegian, and all activities are usually described in Norwegian as well. Type your postal code, find your local chapter and contact them directly if you have questions.