You are an expatriate in Luxembourg or an expatriate’s spouse and would like to get involved as a volunteer? Below are some associations recognized as being of public utility in Luxembourg that will allow you to participate in solidarity projects.
Although Luxembourg is often known for the high standard of living of its residents, poverty, precariousness and the need for all kinds of assistance are no less present in the country. To help people in need, several solidarity projects exist in many areas in the Grand Duchy.
These associations are likely to welcome volunteers.
National Association of Road Victims – AVR
The objective of the Road Victims Association is to improve the situation of victims of traffic accidents and their relatives by providing them with moral and legal support and practical advice. Located in Howald, the association also collaborates in prevention actions aimed at reducing road insecurity. Information on www.avr.lu
Caritas Luxembourg Foundation
The Fondation Caritas Luxembourg is active in the field of solidarity and integration, in emergency humanitarian aid and development cooperation:
- Emergency or punctual reception for homeless people, housing for international protection seekers, etc.
- Social grocery stores “Caritas Buttek”, support for people in temporary distress, etc.
- Day care centers, crèches and halfway houses, employment measures, training, etc.
Caritas recruits volunteers to help in its mission and collects clothes and other objects for its works: financial donations, material donations, volunteering, bequests, ... it’s up to you to choose how you want to get involved!
Caritas Luxembourg acts at all levels: financial support for people in distress, integration assistance for foreign newcomers, the introduction of the concept of “solidarity gifts”, help for children with learning disabilities or the homeless, the establishment of social grocery stores, … and much more are supported by the charity Caritas!
To help you learn more about its various actions, the site offers a detailed explanation of each project and its challenges! You will also find a very complete agenda listing many solidarity events organized in Luxembourg. More information on caritas.lu.
Luxembourg Red Cross
The Luxembourg Red Cross is an association of public utility engaged in numerous humanitarian missions.
- Youth services (foster care center, adoption service, children’s vacation camps, psycho-therapeutic service, etc.),
- Social services (meals on wheels, outreach social service, migrant and refugee service, etc.)
- Health services (blood transfusions, home help and services, first aid training, integrated centers for the elderly, etc.),
- International services (international solidarity, education for sustainable development, etc.).
For more information, visit www.croix-rouge.lu.
Women in distress Luxembourg
This association offers women, their children and young girls effective protection against violence through the development and management of houses for women and young girls in distress, information and consultation centers.
It contributes to improving the living conditions of women, helping them to integrate into economic and social life while guaranteeing them psychological, legal and social assistance and offering them specific training.
More information on www.fed.lu
Cancer Foundation Luxembourg
This foundation does great work in cancer prevention and support for patients and their families:
- information on cancer for the general public and patients (publishes Cancer Info, patient brochures, etc.),
- practical assistance (administrative and financial problems, labor law, beauty advice, etc.),
- psychological support (psychological consultations for the patient and family, discussion groups, stress management for patients, etc.)
- organization of the “Relay for Life”.
More information is available at www.cancer.lu, www.relaispourlavie.lu and www.maviesanstabac.lu.
Doctors Without Borders
The world-famous association Doctors without Borders is also active in Luxembourg and is always in need of non-medical help for various tasks .
Information on msf.lu/en
Médecins du Monde Luxembourg – MDM Luxembourg
Médecins du Monde is an international organization working in the field of health. Founded in 1980 by Bernard Kouchner, MDM’s mission is to “care and bear witness”. MDM has been a pioneer in asserting the right to health care for all since 1995.
Médecins du Monde Luxembourg’s projects are aimed at particularly vulnerable groups: the homeless and poorly housed, migrants (irregular and asylum seekers), prostitutes, Roma, women victims of violence, etc.
Support them! With a donation of 39 € (tax deductible), the price of a consultation, you are already committed to treating someone! More info on www.medecinsdumonde.lu
Slow Food Convivium Grand Duchy
Created in 2013, the Slow Food Grand Duchy convivium is an international group made up of a committee of members from the 4 corners of the world. Based on the concept of the Slow Food movement, the convivium works and does everything possible to promote healthy, good and fair food. The group organizes many events around food and crafts.
For more information: www.conviviumslowfoodgrand-duche.com
Serve the city.lu, a solidarity initiative
Would you like to help others by volunteering to support homeless people, children in need or to participate in other non-profit projects in Luxembourg? The Serve the City website could be useful for you…
Serve The City is an online volunteering platform created in 2012 in Luxembourg. This organization identifies and organizes various events for which volunteers are needed.
Sometimes, foreign newcomers as well as Luxembourg residents would like to be useful and get involved in several communities in order to help them, without really knowing where to go or who to contact.
Serve The City was therefore created to publicize the various actions requiring volunteers in Luxembourg, before and after they take place. Six people are behind this initiative with a common goal in mind: to develop volunteering in Luxembourg. Since then, the team has grown to a dozen members. The organization wants above all to be a human bridge between resource people and people in need.
Serve The City regularly organizes volunteer-based activities. Many of the Upcoming events are posted on the site, along with a list of volunteer profiles for each event. All you have to do is register for the events that interest you or the offers that correspond to you to participate!
Graphic designer, photographer, translator, project manager, salesman, … many profiles are currently sought by the organization. If you have a specific idea for a volunteer project, you can also contact Serve The City to tell them about your proposal! They will be happy to discuss this with you. More info on the Serve the City.lu website.
Volunteer agency in Strassen
The mission of the Agence du bénévolat is to act as an intermediary between associations that need volunteers and private individuals who wish to volunteer.
For more information, see the website: www.benevolat.public.lu
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