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2. Voluntary Activities

2.8 Raising awareness about youth volunteering opportunities

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives

Information providers

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 section  2.2  Administration and governance of youth volunteering, raise awareness about local youth volunteering opportunities.

Key initiatives

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.