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.

Evening shift kl 21.00-23.00

• Five volunteers + 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

• To volunteers + staff
• Guest check out
• Tidy up the sleeping hall

Register here to take shifts at the emergency shelter: 
http://majorstua.volunteer.medmenneskeioslo.com/

You will get a full overview of free shifts at the shelter after you log in and you can easily claim volunteer shifts that fits 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 frivillig.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")

For information in other languages:

Spanish
French
Romanian

Shelter for women and age 60 + is located in Gamlebyen

You can find information about this here:
Romanian
English