volunteer in Red Cross (Bergen)
I am working as volunteer at Red Cross visitor in prison from the first year I moved to Norway. Then I didnt speak Norwegan yet but I could use my foreign languages, especially Russian language.
I find volunteer work very rewarding and the best way for socializing when you are new in the country.
At the monent we lack volunteers in prison, especially foreign language speaking. I reccomend very much to volunteer to cunrrent program.The biggest pain the innmates feel is that their families and society have forgotten about them. During the visitor program you visit only one person, usually once a week. Everyting you speak is confidential.
The inmates are usually very grateful and respectful that someone cares. As in the prison they are very isoleted, especially foreigners who dosent speak any norwegian and whos realitves very often even dont know they are in prison.
More about program you can read here : Protected content
Here in a nice articel in Norwegian about the visitor service
You can also contact me directly. My e-ail is Protected content