As a volunteer with Red Cross Copenhagen, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in a way that suits your schedule and lifestyle.
Find answers to your questions here.
The most important thing is that you have the time, desire, and energy to be a volunteer.
Depending on the activity you’re interested in, there are some professional and personal qualities that are advantageous. If you’re considering becoming a Visitor Friend for the lonely, for example, it’s good to be loyal and dependable. If you want to volunteer in the Vigil Service, it’s an advantage if you’re resilient and have experience in caring for the dying.
Children should be able to participate safely in the Red Cross, and we take special measures to ensure their safety. This also means that we obtain background checks for volunteers involved in activities with children under the age of 15.
What you do as a volunteer depends on where and for whom you volunteer. There are usually broad options for the kind of work you can do.
As a volunteer, you contribute to creating a sense of security, tranquility, determination, hope, and community, all based on the individual’s needs, resources, and interests.
Some activities are built on one-on-one relationships, while others focus on building meaningful, active communities.
You are also welcome to take our volunteer test and gain insights into what type of volunteer you are. Take the test here.
*Please note that the test is in Danish.
As a volunteer in Red Cross Copenhagen, you contribute to assisting the most vulnerable citizens in Copenhagen. You can either help lonely seniors, vulnerable families with children, individuals facing mental health challenges, or work in an administrative role at our office, supporting the organization.
In Red Cross Copenhagen, you must be at least 15 years old to volunteer.
For some of our activities, there might be a specific age limit (e.g., Dream Agents).
Yes, you can volunteer as an English speaking volunteer in Red Cross Copenhagen.
It depends on both how much time you want to dedicate and the specific activities you choose.
Many activities are quite flexible when it comes to time commitment. For instance, our women’s groups meet 1-4 times a month, and you should be able to participate at least once a month – but you can also attend four time.
Other activities have fixed schedules on certain days and times.
As a volunteer with Red Cross Copenhagen, you will receive training in all our activities. We make sure that volunteers are well-prepared for their roles.
For some activities, you might need to take an introductory course, and for others, you may need to complete a basic training (e.g., Samaritan Corps or Victim Support).
As a new volunteer, you can participate in a Welcome Meeting, where you’ll be introduced to Red Cross Copenhagen.
As a Red Cross volunteer, you always have the opportunity to sign up for various free courses. You can find all our courses and events here.
*Please note that these courses and events are in Danish.
Yes, you can. Our leadership team at Red Cross Copenhagen has room for people who want to support our volunteer efforts.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to grow and improve your leadership skills with us.
If you want to know more, you can find additional information about becoming a volunteer leader here: Become a volunteer leader.