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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


2. Voluntary Activities

2.6 Raising awareness about youth volunteering opportunities

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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives

Information providers

Since there is no single public authority responsible for the voluntary sector, there is no single contact point or national website providing information on volunteering for young people.

The Association of NGOs in Norway [Frivillighet Norge] described in section 2.2 Administration and governance of youth volunteering provides information about volunteering in general, including links to youth organizations. It also provides a toolkit for establishing and running voluntary organizations. The association publishes an annual survey [Frivillighetsbarometeret] which presents important key figures on participation and attitudes towards volunteering, with questions about local community volunteering and barriers to participation. The association has also created a website to make it easier for people to become volunteers and easier for organizations to find volunteers. The site has a dedicated page for young volunteers:

The Volunteer centres [Frivillighetssentraler], also described in section2.2 Administration and governance of youth volunteering, raise awareness about local youth volunteering opportunities.

Key initiatives

On 5. December 2019 Association of NGOs in Norway [Frivillighet Norge] marked International Volunteer Day by organizing a large scale conference, Frivillighetens Dag,  with support from the National Lottery [Norsk Tipping], the Ministry of Culture, Microsoft, Stiftelsen Dam and the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities [KS – Kommunenes sentralforbund]. While the event does not focus specifically on youth volunteering, youth volunteering and youth volunteers were highlighted through the programme.