It is free to post volunteer jobs on volunteering.dk (municipal institutions and other public institutions excluded), and we approve posts that complies the rules listed below.
As a starting point, Volunteering.dk approves all posts from organisations and activities seeking volunteers, provided that they have a Danish address and fit our definition of volunteer work (see note 2). An organisation can post on the site if it has a Danish CVR number or can provide documentation that they are resident in Denmark.
To use Volunteering.dk you must either:
- Appear on SKATs list of charitable organisations, or
- have governing documents which shows that the organisation is non-profit, meaning that the organisation’s income goes to a charitable or non-profit purposes, or
- be a municipal of public institution or project that complies with the guidelines (see note 2)
- be an approved religious community, which operates on a non-profit basis.
Except from this, are activities initiated by for-profit organisations, but where the organisation can document that the activity itself is non-profit. In these cases, it must be clearly stated in the job post that the activity is non-profit and what any possible profit from the activity would go to.
In addition, for all submissions, we require that:
- you do not discriminate in recruiting or hiring of volunteers. e.g. because of gender, age and ethnic, religious, political, sexual or social background. Unless special conditions apply, e.g. that the restriction is due to your target audience, or that the volunteers must be under a certain age because you are a youth organisation. If this is the case, a reasoning for restrictions must be a part of the post and Volunteering.dk reserves the right to reject a reasoning and thus the job post.
- you do not post volunteer opportunities target at anyone under the age of 15
- you do not post volunteer opportunities for activities that encourage discrimination, violence or other criminal offenses.
- you do not post positions that are or have the any nature of being full-time work, regardless of whether the job is paid or not. Therefore, internships, wage jobs and any other jobs not taking place in an applicant’s spare time, are not allowed on the site. For this type of positions your organisation can use our sister portal, NGOjob.dk.
Volunteering.dk reserves the right to request documentation to make sure that the organisation or the activity is non-profit. It is only volunteering.dk’s assessment of whether the activity or organisation can be approved or not, which is the basis for admission to volunteerjob.dk.
Note 1: Guidelines for volunteering in municipal/public institutions and initiatives
As a starting point, Volunteering.dk approves all posts from municipal/public institutions and initiatives. However, we reserve the right to reject post with activities where:
- volunteers must carry out statutory tasks such as nursing, care or treatment of citizens.
- volunteers are not involved in the planning of the work or able to influence it.
- volunteers are not offered the option to organize themselves (e.g. as an independent group or association)
- There is no cooperation between the volunteers and potential paid employees and citizens or users of the institution.
- Volunteers' working conditions and working environment are not alright (e.g. if there is no insurance, necessary guidance and respect for volunteer’s boundaries).
Our guidelines are based on the organisation FriSes recommendations on limits between public responsibility and voluntary engagement.
Note 2: Definition of voluntary work
We define voluntary work with an activity or action where:
- It is voluntary, meaning that is it performed without physical, legal or economic force. A person must not be threatened with financial or social sanctions (e.g. cut off from a social network) whose person no longer wishes to perform the task.
- It is not payed. However, this does not exclude that a volunteer receives compensation for expenses that the person has in connection with performing the task, such as transport and telephone costs, or that a person receives a highly symbolic compensation for his volunteer work (e.g. in the form of training clothes).
- It is executed to persons outside of the volunteer family and family.
- It benefits others than one and one's family.
- It is formally organised. This means that general help or spontaneous actions cannot be deemed volunteering.