Project Telephone Coffee, where participants are matched 1-1 and talk together loosely and firmly 1-2 times a week over a cup of coffee at a distance, has several foreigners on the waiting list to get a telephone coffee friend. Common to them is that they want to practice Danish (and possibly supplement with English, or vice versa) and get to know more Danes and their everyday life.

The foreigners are of course very different, but can for example have one of the following three profiles (identities blurred):

Giovanni , 27, from Italy, living with a Danish girlfriend and studying for an international master's degree at university. Motivation: get better at Danish, as he speaks both English at the studio and with his girlfriend, and at the same time learn even more about Denmark and make more Danish (telephone coffee) friendships / networks in Denmark.

Yu Yin , 58, married in Denmark, has lived in Denmark for a few years, but already speaks good Danish. Motivation: lacks several Danish (telephone coffee) friends and hopes for a patient telephone coffee friend, who is happy to wait for her to occasionally look for the words in Danish. In addition, she would very much like to tell you about China and maybe teach you a little Chinese.

Mohannad, 23 years old from Syria, goes to language school, but thinks he has forgotten many Danish words when the school was closed due to corona. Motivation: Practice Danish even more in everyday life, so he has better chances of getting a job, and then he also lacks Danish (phone coffee) friends, he says, very much like a Danish, young man of the same age. Maybe someone who is as bitten by football as himself.

Why sign up for the "culture phone"?

  • you can get better at conversations and listening
  • you get the opportunity to help someone else with the Danish language etc. and may even become wiser to another culture
  • you may become better at languages, such as English, if you speak it, or your own mother tongue, when you explain the meaning of words, funny sayings and more to your telephone coffee friend
  • you can volunteer at home in your own sofa, on a walk with the dog, or wherever it suits you

Can you say yes to:

  • I own a phone.
  • I think it's okay to make mistakes when learning a new language.
  • I can abide by agreements that I make. As a volunteer, you are the one who calls.
  • I can spend 30 minutes 1-2 times a week on the phone

Then you are definitely our next phone coffee friend!

If you are interested, send a few words about:

  • yourself and your background
  • how much time you can spend per week
  • your wishes for your phone coffee friend: young / old, man / woman, or ..?

About Telefonkaffe:

Telephone coffee was created with funds from TrygFonden when the pandemic broke out at the beginning of 2020. The project was initiated by Frivilligcenter Aabenraa, but has so far spread to 8 other volunteer centers and / or self-help organizations and other partners.
The matches of participants / friendships are made by volunteer coordinators, who match on the basis of individual conversations: The match in proposals must be approved by both parties before the telephone coffee friendship is established. You have the opportunity to be voluntary without having to hand over your telephone number. is Denmark's leading volunteer job portal.

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


  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Assignmenttype: Corona: Help and support, Refugees and integration
  • Workarea: Cultural activities, Social work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Frivilligcenter Aabenraa

Information about the organisation:

Frivilligcenter Aabenraa
  • Updated: 09.06.21
  • Expires: 25.08.21
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