It may be that you yourself have osteoporosis (brittle bones) or that you are a relative. Or maybe you know the disease from your professional work. Common to those of us who are engaged in the osteoporosis cause is our motivation to make an effort in an area where there is a lack of knowledge in the population and action on the part of politicians.

Who are we and what do we do?

The Osteoporosis Association's local branch Esbjerg has 428 members, and 6 are engaged as ad hoc volunteers. The local branch lacks a board that can develop and organize efforts in dialogue with the members of the local branch and based on the association's strategy. The board manages the local branch's financial subsidy from the national association and has the freedom to prioritize efforts.

A new local board can draw inspiration from boards in the association's other local branches, which every year hold a multitude of events aimed at members and others with an interest in osteoporosis. Some go out into the field, and others invite in for lectures and other activities. Many boards also get involved in working for better conditions for people with osteoporosis who live in the local area. This can, for example, be in the form of training offers and patient education. The Osteoporosis Association's national secretariat in Aarhus supports the large voluntary effort.

What can you contribute?

  • develop, organize and implement events
  • create a good framework, solve practical tasks or provide IT and technology
  • write catchy newsletters and contact local media
  • use and expand your network, for example among healthcare professionals or politicians
  • talk about osteoporosis and spread your commitment to better bone health
  • work with finance, accounting and fundraising
  • lead the board and be the external face of the local branch

What do you get?

  • a volunteer job with the opportunity to use knowledge and experience for the benefit of an important cause
  • good introduction to the organization and insight into the work of the Osteoporosis Association
  • opportunity to build more knowledge about osteoporosis
  • community and collaboration in the board and with ad hoc volunteers
  • opportunity to build up networks nationally and with business partners

Are you curious?

You can contact the head of the secretariat at the Osteoporosis Association, Camilla Nissen Toftdal, without obligation (see the contact information below), if you are curious to hear more about the possibilities.

The formal

Board members must be formally elected at the general meeting in the Esbjerg local branch on 27 March 2023 and must be members of the Osteoporosis Association.

About the Osteoporosis Association
The Osteoporosis Association works to ensure that fewer people get osteoporosis and that more people live a good life with the disease. We are a nationwide patient association with 15,500 members. The association's work is carried out by 215 volunteers and a smaller national secretariat in Aarhus. Among other things, we work for more awareness and knowledge among the population and among health professionals, and we support and advise people who are affected by osteoporosis. The need is great: 172,000 Danes have the diagnosis, and up to 500,000 have the disease without knowing it. Read more on the association's website: 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.


  • Assignmenttype: Boards, development and strategy, Communication and IT, Managing activities
  • Workarea: Cultural activities, Health and care, Political work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Osteoporoseforeningen
  • Updated: 12.03.23
  • Expires: 23.04.23