We are looking for more volunteers for our café / meeting place at Istedgade no. 100.

Your minium age must be 22 years old. No maximum age :-)

Istedgade 100 is a resting spot for those in need. A kind of living room and home for the homeless or others who would like some home comforts.

Currently, most of our visitors are in Denmark for a period of time. They are migrants from Eastern European countries. They are in Denmark / Copenhagen to make ends meet and support their families back home by collecting bottles.

As they are homeless, we try to cover some very basic needs: heat, a roof overhead, the possibility of a bath, laundry, coffee / tea, a talk with one of us, charging a mobile phone, polishing shoes and more.

Quite simply everyday things that they have no way of taking care of while living on the streets. They have family in their home country and are up here for a few months at a time.

We also have other guests - it can be a pensioner who lives alone and would like to come over for a cup of coffee.

In addition, we have functions such as pediatrists who come every Monday and see to guests' feet for free. "Outreach" which is an outgoing team under Kirkens Korshær. They help the homeless with papers, documents, job search and more. Outreach comes in Istedgade 100 twice a week. We also sell the Strada homeless magazine.

We work with the other divisions of Korshær, as well as others who help the homeless. This includes close cooperation with shelters and emergency shelters.

As a volunteer, you can focus on the work with our guests in the cafe Istedgade 100 - and if you wish, we would be happy to contact others in this area.

We arrange excursions for our volunteers and staff. On these excursions we go around to other meeting places, shelters, soup kitchens etc.

We imagine that you:

  • Want to be part of a team that takes shifts e.g. 3 hours every week or every 14 days on weekdays from 8.15 am to 11.30 am, Sundays are from 9.45 am till 1 pm.
  • Are a minimum of 20 years and for example students, unemployed, homemaker, early retirement or pensioner or just in other ways have the time to help at the shelter.
  • Will help with small practical tasks such as tea / coffee brewing, putting some clothes together and providing towels when users are in the bath
  • Will help to create a nice and safe atmosphere in our café
  • We talk with over guests over a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Maybe speak a foreign language besides English, as many of those who use our café are currently people from Eastern Europe. However, this is not at all a requirement :-)

We can offer you:

  • Volunteering, where you enable other people to meet basic needs such as staying clean, rest, and a few hours of a break from life on the street, as well as being able to relax with creative activities. 
  • Cosy interaction with our sweet users as well as other volunteers and employees
  • Great opportunity to come up with your own ideas for activities you want to do with users
  • Network within work with vulnerable and homeless people.
  • Tours out of the house.
  • Network with others in Istedgade 100 and others in the field of relief work

We hope to hear from you.

Unfortunately, we cannot post photos here. But we can be found on facebook: Supporters of Istedgade 100. Here you can see what we can offer

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Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.


Information about the organisation:

Kirkens Korshær
Kirkens Korshær er en privat og social hjælpeorganisation, der med udgangspunkt i folkek...
Kirkens Korshær er en privat og social hjælpeorganisation, der med udgangspunkt i folkekirkelige værdier udfører socialt arbejde i Danmark. Vores formål er at hjælpe socialt udsatte og nødstedte mennesker i Danmark. Kirkens Korshær er ca. 9000 frivillige og 450 medarbejdere og driver tilbud såsom varmestuer, herberger og børne-familie arbejde over hele landet. 
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  • Updated: 13.07.21
  • Expires: 11.09.21
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