Therefore, we always advise you to consult either the caseworker assigned to you, the municipality in which you reside, the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). In this way, you can make sure your voluntary engagement is not in violation of the rules for your residence status in Denmark. It is your own responsibility that you comply with the rules correctly.
NOTE!: Since 10th June 2018 a new bill amending parts of the Danish Aliens Act have been in effect. It has widened the framework for volunteering for people without citizenship residing in Denmark. Earlier these people where not allowed to participate in non-sanctioned volunteer work, and if they did they could be fined as well as be quarantined from applying for permanent residency for 15 years; the volunteer organisations could earlier likewise be fined for employing non-citizens without the proper clearances. The voluntary work must not replace otherwise normally paid work and must be an activity which usually is performed voluntary and without pay.