Local Youth Branches

Our most important task in Akershus Red Cross is to strengthen the five Youth Boards, Enebakk, Bærum, Skedsmo, Oppegård and Vestby/Ås. We work with improving their structure, management of volunteers, planning of activities, applying for funds and dividing the responsibilities within the board. We also emphasized the importance of keeping records of economy and volunteers, and helped answering their questions. The meetings were productive and we are impressed by their creativity and commitment.

The youth volunteers in Akershus work with integration of immigrants, both in reception centres for refugees and in the local community. Other activities they have are awareness campaigns, arranging multicultural events and a visitor service in retirement homes. We have also had meetings with the District Youth Board in Akershus. It is interesting to get to know different parts of the organization and how they cooperate.

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