Danes love volunteering!
Internationals volunteering in Denmark
Volunteering is important on a résumé
Volunteering is a big thing in Denmark - even in the Danish business community. If you are or have been engaged in volunteer work you might have an advantage over other candidates when applying for a job in a Danish company. It is a way to stand out in the crowd of applicants.
Danish company leaders, recruitment managers etc. notice it when they see volunteering on a resumé. The general opinion is that volunteering is a testament to your character, morals, and possible your skills, if your have participated in volunteer work where you have had the opportunity to try out maybe your learned skills in real life while at university. Volunteer work is also a way to demonstrate real life experience - that you have done more than attend educational institutions or work paying jobs. These are the kind of employees many Danish companies are looking for.
You can read more about the value of volunteer work on your résumé here.
Who will you meet in Danish associations?
Organisations in the Danish volunteer sector
What do organisations focus on?
The history and impact of Danish volunteer associations
The culture in Danish volunteer associations
Guide to volunteering in Denmark