Are you an expatriate in Luxembourg or an expatriate spouse? Do you want to become a volunteer and take part in solidarity projects? Below is a list of some Luxembourg public interest associations.
Although Luxembourg is generally famous for the high standard of living of its residents, there are poverty, precariousness and people in need in the country. To help them, several solidarity projects exist in many areas in the Grand Duchy.
Association nationale des Victimes de le Route
The Road Victims Association (Association Nationale des Victimes de la Route) aims at improving the situation of road victims and their relatives through moral and legal support, and useful advice. Located in Howald, the association also works on prevention to reduce car accidents. For more information: www.avr.lu.
The Luxembourg Caritas Foundation is active in the area of solidarity and integration, urgent humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
- Emergency or occasional care for the homeless, housing for those demanding international protection, etc.
- “Caritas Buttek” social grocery stores, support for people in need, etc.
- Day care centres, nurseries and afterschool clubs, employment schemes, training, etc.
See Caritas Luxembourg for more information.
Luxembourg Red Cross
The Luxembourg Red Cross is a recognised public interest organization involved in many humanitarian projects.
- Youth services (fostering service, adoption services, holidays for children, psychotherapy services, etc.),
- Social services (meals on wheels, local social services, migrant and refugee services, etc.),
- Health and safety services (blood transfusions, help and home care services, first aid training, integrated centers for the elderly, etc.),
- International services (international solidarity, education for sustainable development, etc.).
For more information: www.croix-rouge.lu.
Femmes en détresse
This association aims to provide women, their children and young girls an effective protection against violence through the development and management of shelters for women and young girls in distress, information and consultation centres.
It helps to improve the living conditions of women, helping them integrate into the economic and social life, offering them a psychological, legal and social support and special trainings.
For more information: www.fed.lu.
Cancer Foundation Luxembourg
This foundation does a great job in preventing cancer and supporting people with cancer and their relatives:
- information about cancer for the general public and for cancer patients (publication of the “Info Cancer” magazine, brochures for patients, etc.),
- practical information (administrative and/or financial problems, labour law, beauty advice, etc.),
- psychological support (psychological consultations for the patient and the family, group therapy sessions, stress prevention, etc.),
- organisation of the “Relais pour la Vie” event.
Doctors of the World – MDM Luxembourg
Doctors of the World is an international organisation working in the field of health. Founded in 1980 by Bernard Kouchner, MDM’s mission is to “care and testify”. MDM says, in 1995, the right to health for all.
MDM Luxembourg’s projects are aimed at vulnerable groups: homeless and badly housed people, migrants (illegal migrants and asylum seekers), sex workers, Roms, women victims of violence, etc.
Support them! With a donation of €39 (tax deductible), that is to say the price of a doctor’s visit, you already agree to care someone!
For more information: www.medecinsdumonde.lu.
Slow Food Grand-Duché Convivium
Created in 2013, the Slow Food Grand-Duché Convivium is an international group with members coming from various countries around the world. The convivium works for and promotes healthy, good and fair food, which are the ideas defended by the Slow Food movement around the world. It organises many food and crafts events.
For more information: www.slowfoodgrand-duche.com.
Agence du Bénévolat, Strassen
The mission of the Agence du Bénévolat is to be the intermediary between associations that need volunteers and private individuals who wish to volunteer.
For more information: www.benevolat.public.lu.
Serve The City, a solidarity initiative
Do you want to help others by volunteering and support homeless people, children in need or take part in other community projects in Luxembourg? The website of Serve the City might be useful for you…
Serve The City is an online volunteering platform created in 2012 in Luxembourg. It identifies and organises various events for which volunteers are needed.
Foreigners who just came to Luxembourg and Luxembourgish residents sometimes would like to help and be involved in several communities, but they do not really know where to go nor to whom to speak to.
Serve The City was properly created to cover volunteering projects, before and after they take place. Six people are the founders of this initiative, they have a common goal: developing volunteering projects in Luxembourg. The team has grown since its creation and has now about twelve members. Above all, it is a human bridge between people who have the resources and people in need.
Serve The City organises volunteering projects on a regular basis. Many upcoming events are posted on the website, as well as a list of volunteer profiles needed for each of them. All you have to do is register for the events or the offers you want!
Graphic designer, photographer, translator, project manager, salesman, … The organisation regularly looks for many profiles. If you have a specific idea for a volunteer project, you can also contact Serve The City to talk to them about your proposal! They will be glad to discuss it with you. More information on Serve the City.lu.