2.8 Raising awareness about youth volunteering opportunities
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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 frivillig.no 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: https://om.frivillig.no/ung-frivillig
The Volunteer centres [Frivillighetssentraler], also described in section 2.2 Administration and governance of youth volunteering, raise awareness about local youth volunteering opportunities.
On 5. December 2022 the 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.