A Guide to Volunteering in Norway

Volunteer in Norway

When thinking about going to volunteer in Europe, not many think of Norway, well at least at first. There are less projects located here than in other countries but if you are looking to be more than just a tourist then search our featured organisations today. Some international agencies and charities offer incredible placements for international participants. Participants are given room and board, and at times pocket money to cover basic expenses for trips, souvenirs, and personal equipment. Search volunteer opportunities today.


Top Reasons to Volunteer in Norway

  • Friendly locals
  • Stunning scenery
  • Pleasant cities
  • You might get to see the Northern Lights
  • Meet likeminded friendly people from all over the world
  • Make a difference and experience a unique country with a peaceful way of life
  • Perfect way to spend part of a Norway gap year


Popular Destinations

There are placements available throughout the country in places like:

  • Oslo
  • Henningsvær Lofoten
  • Kristiansand
  • Stange
  • Løkta in the Helgeland islands. 


WWOOF & Volunteering on Farms in Norway

There are paid voluntary work available on farms throughout the country. Exchanges like WWOOF are very popular in Norway where local families advertise for help throughout the year, you will usually get free accommodation, meals and a basic pocket money and will be expected to work on daily tasks around the farm.

Tasks can include helping in fields/gardens, taking care of animals, fixing fencing and clearing fields, planting vegetables, painting, woodworking, sometimes cooking and general cleaning duties. Some farms ask for a minimum stay, sometimes a week or over a month but this really depends on the farm. Long stays are also available and encouraged so you can really get to grips with the role.

These types of positions are great if you want to experience Norway cheaply, mix with locals, learn about the local culture and people and also see a different way of life.



Even though the national language is Norwegian, most people speak English so you usually do not need to learn the local lingo. It is recommended if you want to make the most of the experience though to pick up a few words and phrases which will enhance your experience.


What to Do in Your Spare Time

Visit National Parks, go fishing, sailing, travelling, music, reading, biking, snow scooter or sightseeing. Please note the cost of living can be high compared to other destinations.


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