What is Refugee guide?
A refugee guide is a Red Cross volunteer with whom you can practice Norwegian, who can answer your questions about living in Norway and be social with.
A refugee guide is a Red Cross volunteer with whom you can practice Norwegian, who can answer your questions about living in Norway, who will go shopping or training with you, or just join you for a walk. He or she will also be able to assist you in doing your homework, reading Norwegian newspapers, understanding written information or cooking a meal.
Through your refugee guide, you can get to know the people in your community. This will make it much easier and more enjoyable for you to learn Norwegian. He or she would also like to get to know you better personally. You will meet your refugee guide twice a month (or more) for at least a year.
To help us find the right refugee guide for you, it is useful for us to know a little about your interests and background. This assists us in putting you in touch with a guide who shares some of your interests. That way, you will have something to talk about from the moment you meet. It also increases the chance that meeting your guide will turn out to be a positive experience for both of you.
If you meet one or more of the following criteria, you can apply for a refugee guide:
- newly settled refugee or have immigrant background (and live in Oslo)
- highly motivated to have a refugee guide
- you understand or speak a little Norwegian (or English), at least motivated to learn Norwegian