Volunteer Yourself in Denmark

Are you one of those good people who likes to volunteer to help others in your spare time? Scandinavia Standard salutes you! If you’re not Danish-speaking, however, it can be quite a mission to find somewhere to volunteer.

After all, doing things like working at a home for the aged or with children is probably going to be pretty difficult unless you are really good at expressing yourself through the art of mime. In which case, we should talk because that is really cool.

Here’s a good list to get you started in your quest to make the world a better place. Some of these bureaus are run by the Danish government but when you contact them simply ask where you might be able to volunteer in your language of choice.


CPH Volunteers

Nyropsgade 1
1602 Copenhagen V
Tel: +45 33 66 66 48
E-mail: [email protected]
With a webpage in English, this is probably the best place to start your search for volunteer opportunities. Their calendar makes it easy to find courses and events to take part in.

Østerågade 2, 1. th
9000 Aalborg C
Tel: +45 98 12 02 24
E-mail: [email protected]
An umbrella organization which hosts the website for voluntary social work, and it has no political or religious interests. Though it is a Danish site you can email in English.


Center for Frivilligt Socialt Arbejde (CFSA)

Albanigade 54 E, 1. sal
5000 Odense C
Tel: +45 66 14 60 61
E-mail: [email protected]
This organization can help you find state-sponsored volunteer opportunities.


Copenhagen International Rotary Club

Tel: +45-45 66 13 09
E-mail: [email protected]

You can also check out this site that lists volunteer opportunities for expats.

Image via Politiken.

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.