Can I participate in voluntary work?

You do not need a work permit to participate in voluntary work. There are strict rules for what is considered voluntary work.

For work to qualify as voluntary

  • It must be work that you yourself have chosen to do.
  • It must be work that you are not paid for.
  • It must be work that is organised by a humanitarian, non-profit or religious organisation, or by a volunteer centre (frivillighetssentral), a sports club or similar organisations.
  • The tasks you carry out must be tasks that no one is normally paid to do.
  • You cannot do voluntary work for more than 30 hours per week.