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.
NB: To be able to provide a safe stay during the corona virus outbreak, we have moved to a temporary location at Uranienborg skole (Uranienborg school).
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.
We are open despite the Corona Virus outbrake, however with lower capacity. We are looking for solutions continuosly.
Information about the Corona Virus
If you are looking for information about the Corona Virus in English or other languages, here are some good websites from Norwegian officials:
Information to guests at the emergency shelter:
Oslo Red Cross' emergency shelter is for men only. For women and families, go to Kirkens Bymisjon's centre in St. Halvardsgate. You can find their contact information at the bottom of their webpage.
Volunteering at the emergency shelter:
Volunteers participate in the registration, the check in and the check out of guests in collaboration with Red Cross staff. You have to be over 18 years of age, take 3 shifts per month minimum and take the intrdoduction course for new volunteers.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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")