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 la 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.
Caritas Luxembourg Foundation
The Caritas Luxembourg Foundation is active in solidarity and integration issues, in emergency humanitarian aid and development cooperation:
- Emergency or punctual reception for homeless people, housing for applicants for international protection, etc.
- Social groceries “Caritas Buttek”, support for people in temporary distress, etc.
- Daycare centers, nurseries and maisons relais, employment measures, training, etc.
Caritas recruits volunteers to help them in its mission and recovers clothes and other objects for its works. The Caritas online platform aims to support many projects helping citizens. By visiting it, you will be able to get a clear overview of ongoing solidarity projects in Luxembourg. Financial donations, donations of equipment, volunteering, legacy, … then you choose how you want to invest!
Caritas Luxembourg works at all levels: financial support for people in distress, integration assistance for foreign newcomers, implementation of the concept of “solidarity gifts”, help for children with learning disabilities or the homeless, setting up social grocery stores … and many other things are supported by the charity Caritas!
To help you learn more about its different actions, the website offers a detailed explanation of each ongoing project and its challenges! You will also find a very comprehensive agenda listing many solidarity events organised in Luxembourg.
More information on caritas.lu
See also our page dedicated to associations for social inclusion and assistance.
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.
For more information: www.cancer.lu, www.relaispourlavie.lu, www.maviesanstabac.lu.
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.