Volunteer work in Norway: tradition, methods and secrets

On October 22, 2020 Bjarte Bjørnsen, the head of Volunteer centre in Sandnes (Norway) held the webinar “Volunteer work in Norway: tradition, methods and secrets”.

Volunteer centre is an intermediary between people in local community – those who need help and those who want to help.

Bjarte Bjørnsen, the head of Volunteer centre in Sandnes, told about the services the organization provides, how the system of applications from volunteers and those who need help works.

He also talked about cooperation with municipalities and other governmental organizations, and about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of their organization.

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The recording of the webinar can be found at: https://youtu.be/JmG2h19uwmE

The webinar was arranged within the international LIVE conference “Sustainable development: people, support, cooperation”. The conference was held in September-October 2020 and gave an opportunity to meet remarkable representatives of NGOs from Russia, Finland, Norway and Denmark, to get acquainted with the best practices of NGO social services.

Conference organizers are Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, “Finland-Russia” Society (Helsinki, Oulu), Charity organization “The Childhood by the Dvina” (Sandnes, Norway), Centre of Sustainable Development of Pskov Region, Women Initiative Centre (Tosno, Leningrad Region).

Contact: (8182)20-65-10, Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, (Ivan Tarasov).

Contact: (8182)20-65-10, Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, burieva@ngo-garant.ru (Tatiana Burieva).

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