Oslo - Volunteer jobs
For volunteer work, contact the City Halls at:
- Rådhuset (Oslo City Council)
Tel: + 47 (22) 86 1600/+ 47 (22) 86 1500
- Asker Rådhus (City Hall)
Knud Askersv. 25
Tel: + 47 (66) 90 90 00
- Bærum Kommune
Tel: + 47 (67) 50 4050
Organisations listed here welcome volunteers:
- MIRA Ressurssenter (MIRA Resource Centre)
Tel: + 47 (22) 11 6920
Works to assist immigrant and refugee women, offering counselling on legal and social issues, networking, education, information and support groups. The organisation is partly supported by the government, but relies very much on volunteers.
- Blå Kors
Tel: + 47 (22) 11 3580/+ 47 (22) 03 2740
Independent Christian organisation combating alcohol and drug abuse with treatment centres and clinics, education and crisis centres.
- Kirkens Nødhjelp (Norwegain Church
Tel: + 47 (22) 09 2700
This is Norway's biggest non-governmental humanitarian organisation, with international partners, supporting developmental projects in many countries.
- Frelsessarmeen (the Salvation Army)
Tel: + 47 (22) 99 8500
This is a church organisation welcoming volunteers. It operates used clothing and furniture outlets called Fretex, treatment centres for alcohol and drug abusers, children's institutions and kindergartens, schools, facilities for the elderly, help for prisoners, the blind and the deaf, as well as international aid projects.
- KFUK Speidere (YWCA Guides)
Osterhausg. 7 B
Tel: + 47 (22) 11 5640
Both KFUM (YMCA) and KFUK (YWCA) are organizations closely related to the Church of Norway, and they organise a variety of activities, such as music, drama, sports and clubs for all age groups, as well as running schools and hostels.
- Amnesty International
Øvre Vollgate 13
Tel: + 47 (22) 40 2244
Promoting human rights around the world
Tel: + 47 (23) 23 4600
Environmental activist group and conflict mediator, originated in Norway, now with international offices in Russia, Europe and the USA
- Arbeidernes Opplysningsfond or AOF
(Workers' Educational Association)
Storg. 33 B
Tel: + 47 (23) 06 1250
Coordinates trade unions, political groups, cultural and service organisations, organising a wide range of educational courses.
- Institutt for Fredsforskning
(International Peace Research Institute or PRIO)
Tel: + 47 (22) 54 7700
Carries out research on war and peace, ethics, security policies, conflict resolution and peace building, as well as organising international summer schools.
- Idebanken (the Ideas Bank)
Fredensborgv. 24 D
Tel: + 47 (22) 03 4010
Promoting sustainable development and social innovation, creative dialogue and future studies.
Peder Claussønsg. 1
Tel: + 47 (22) 20 5101/+ 47 (22) 20 6206
International environmentalist organisation
- Vennskap Nord-Sør (Friendship North
Fredensborgv. 24 G
Tel: + 47 (22) 99 4610
Works to strengthen the co-operation between the northern developed part of the world and the southern developing countries.
- Europabevegelsen (the European
Tel: + 47 (22) 99 3600
Promoting the unification of the European community
- Norges Røde Kors (Norwegian Red
Tel: + 47 (22) 05 4000
Røde Kors is part of the International Red Cross movement. Works with disabled, refugees, operates ambulances, does rescue work, organises activities for children and youngsters, and not least international humanitarian aid. The organisation depends heavily on volunteer work
- Norsk Folkehjelp (Norwegian People's
Storg. 33 A
Tel: + 47 (22) 03 7700/+ 47 (22) 03 7690 - 24 hours, emergencies
This is one of Norway's biggest non-governmental organisations, heavily relying on volunteers, with aid programmes in more than 30 countries. In Norway, the organisation is involved in health education, rescue operations, assistance to the elderly, anti-violence, as well as helping refugees and immigrants.
- Lions Norway
Tel: + 47 (23) 24 4630
Lions Norway provides volunteer services locally and is a member of the International Associations of Lions.
- Lesbisk og Homofil Frigjøring, LLH
(Lesbian and Gay Liberation)
St. Olavsplass 2
Tel: + 47 (22) 36 1948/+ 47 (22) 11 3360
LLHis primarily a social organisation promoting lesbian and gay rights. The organisation lobbied for the enactment of the law on registered partnership.
Tel: + 47 (22) 19 3510
This is a worldwide humanitarian organization that carries out various aid projects in local communities.
- IOGT (The International Organisation
of Good Templars)
Tel: + 47 (23) 21 4580
- Foreningen Norden (The Nordic
Tel: + 47 (22) 11 4060
Promotes friendship and co-operation between the Nordic countries within business life, education, culture, media, environmental and foreign issues.
Tel: + 47 (22) 36 33 40
UNICEF works to promote children's rights throughout the world and to create awareness about poverty among children, child labour, the need for schooling, health care and better sanitary conditions.
- SOS Barnebyer (SOS Children's
Tel: + 47 (22) 47 92 80
This is an independent and religiously and politically neutral organisation offering homes for abandoned or orphaned children around the world, as well as organising sponsorships for their villages.
- Redd Barna (Save the
Hammersborg Torg 3
Tel: + 47 (22) 99 09 00
This is an independent and neutral humanitarian organisation, welcoming volunteers. It helps children in need in many countries by operating child sponsor programmes.
- Norges Speiderforbund (The Norwegian
Guide and Scout Association)
Øvre Vollg. 9
Tel: + 47 (22) 86 20 20
This is an independent scout and guide organisation and member of the corresponding world scout and guide movement (WOSM and WAGGS).
If you would like to do volunteer work with pets, you may contact a pedigree association, a kennel, a pet pension, a farm (gård), a horse riding centre (ridesenter) or an animal shelter for stray cats or dogs.
The Norwegian Association of Pedigree Cats (Rasekattklubbenes Riksforbund)
Storg. 23 C
Tel. + 47 (22) 42 8889
The Norwegian Kennel Club (Norsk Kennel Klubb /NKK)
Nils Hansensv. 20
Tel: + 47 (21) 600 900
For a complete list of kennels, look under Hunde- og Kattetjenester in the yellow pages or online at www.gulesider.no
Tel: + 47 (22) 23 0339
For more information about farms in Norway, contact the Norwegian Farmers and Small holders Union at:
Norsk bonde- og småbrukarlag
Øvre Vollg. 9
Tel: + 47 (24) 14 89 50
Please find below kennels and animal pensions in the areas Oslo Asker, Bærum and the wider region:
Gamle Jarenv. 62
Tel: + 47 (67) 13 9640
Cat and dog pension
- Gardermoen Hund og
Tel: + 47 (63) 99 9830
Pension for cats and dogs
- Cats and dogs
Maura (near the airport)
Tel: + 47 (63) 99 9975
- Furukollen Kennel og
Garder Vestby (south of Oslo)
Tel: + 47 (64) 95 1400
- Dog Walking
Tel: + 47 (67) 11 5767
- Dog pension Christiania Fuglehundsenter
Zinoberv. 16 B
Tel: + 47 (880) 08 892
- Oslo Hundesenter
Tel: + 47 (22) 07 6776
- Granbakken Dyreklinikk og
Tel: + 47 (22) 49 9051
Vet and dog kennel
- City Hundesenter
V. Furulundsv. 44
Tel: + 47 (23) 14 0764
Tel: + 47 (22) 10 8203
Pet care at home