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We are looking for more volunteers for our day shelter at Istedgade no. 100 to weekdays: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The age of the present volunteers are from 22 years of age to 80 years.

Istedgade 100 is a resting, cozy and safe spot for those in need. A kind of living room and home for the homeless or others less fortunate.

Currently, most of our visitors are in Denmark for a few months. They are migrants from Eastern European countries. 

As they are homeless, we try to cover some very basic needs: heat, a roof overhead, the possibility of a shower, laundry, coffee / tea, a talk with one of us, charging a mobile phone 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 to earn a living by collecting bottles (the Danish pant-system).

We also have other guests - e.g. Danish pensioners who live alone, have no family or friends and would like to come over for a cup of coffee and a chat.

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

We imagine that you:

  • Wish to be part of a team that takes shifts e.g. 3 hours every week or every second week, on weekdays from 8.15 am to 11.30 am,  Sundays are from 9.45 am till 1 pm.
  • Wish to help with small practical tasks such as tea / coffee brewing, putting some clothes together and handing towels to the guests going to the shower.
  • Will help to create a nice and safe atmosphere in our shelter.
  • Conversation with our 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 shower, rest, and a few hours of a break from life on the street, as well as being able to relax with creative activities. 
  • Cozy interaction with our guests as well as other volunteers and employees
  • Opportunity to come up with your own ideas for activities you want to do with guests
  • Tours out of the house.
  • Network with others in Istedgade 100 and others in the field of relief work

If this sounds like something for you, please contact us via the contact form "Contact the Organisation".

Photos you can see on facebook: Supporters of Istedgade 100.

We hope to hear from you. 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: Café and shelter, Practical work, Other
  • Workarea: Church and religion, Humanitary work, Social work
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: Kirkens Korshær

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: 03.04.24
  • Expires: 01.07.24
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