Volunteering in Oslo Red Cross
You can volunteer in some of our activities even if you do not speak Norwegian.
What can I do as an English speaking volunteer?
These activities are open to English speaking volunteers with very limited Norwegian (please note that the need for volunteers may vary):
- Click here for: The Emergency Shelter
- Click here for: Right to be seen
- Click here for: International Human Rights group (information in Norwegian only)
- Click here for: Røde Kors Secondhand (information in Norwegian only)
How do I become a volunteer?
The first you have to do to become a volunteer in Oslo Red Cross is to fill out a registration form. The form only exists in Norwegian and can be found here.
After two working days you will be invited to a introduction course. You will be sent a list of possible dates, where a couple of courses are held in English. Make sure you sign up for the course in English that is at a convenient time for you.
At the course you will get some knowledge about the history of the Red Cross and our values. The different activities that are in need of volunteers will come to talk about what they do, and what they need volunteers for. You will get a form where you can sign up for maximum two activities you would like to volunteer in. This is not a binding agreement. You have simply signed up to be contacted by the activities you have chosen.
Within two weeks you will be contacted by the activities you signed up for at the intruduction course. They will invite you to come for an informal chat. At this meeting you will get more information about the activity, what you can expect from us, and what the Red Cross will expect from you.
You will now begin your training. Most activities have their own couurses that will give you the knowledge and skills you need as a volunteer. What courses are required and how often the courses are held, varies from activity to activity.
Congratulations! You are now a volunteer in Oslo Red Cross. Welcome to the Red Cross family.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at: