Emergency Shelter for homeless migrants in Oslo

The emergency shelter at Majorstua is a safe place for homeless migrants to get a bed for the night.

Oslo Red Cross runs a shelter for men at Majorstua (Slemdalsveien 1) where guests can buy accommodation for one or five nights. The available beds are allocated through a lottery outside the entrance.

Volunteers participate in the registration, the check in and the check out of guests in collaboration with Red Cross staff. No prior training is needed, but all volunteers have to be 18 years or older. You will get all the training you need during the start of each shift.

Information to guests at the emergency shelter:
In English
In Romanian
In Albanian
In Polish 
In Russian
In Lithuanian
In spanish

Evening shift kl 21.30-23.00

• Volunteers and staff
• Prepare the sleeping hall
• Hand out bed sheets
• Keep track of the queue and tidy up the area
• Divided check in, new guests and guests who have bought accommodation for five nights

Morning shift kl 06.30-08.00

• Volunteers and staff
• Guest check out
• Tidy up the sleeping hall

Register here to take shifts at the emergency shelter: 

This is a new system (from 01.01.18), so even if you are registered as a volunteer already, you have to register again in the new system. 

You will get a full overview of free shifts at the shelter after you log in and you can easily claim volunteer shifts that fit your schedule. If you are prevented from showing up for your shift, please free the shift as soon as possible in the system so other volunteers have the possibility to cover it.

For questions and other inquiries, please email us at akuttovernatting.oslo@redcross.no or call us at 948 58 674 (available between 21.00 and 08.00)

Where can you find us?

Address: Slemdalsveien 1 ( Easy to get to from the bus/tram/subwaystation: "Majorstua")


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