There are also many different kinds of voluntary organizations which you can choose to support with your free time in Sweden. You can support these organizations by working there or by donating your money to them.
Human rights protection and the promotion of democracy (at least 10 hours a month) In some organizations, you will have to take time off for training, for example to learn more about your chosen subject. These are called obligatory training.
The maximum number of voluntary hours that you should do per year is 8,500. If you want to work more than this, you need to get permission from the Social Insurance Agency. In addition, voluntary work is not paid work and you are not entitled to unemployment benefit.
The Red Cross in Sweden, Red Cross International, the Salvation Army and many other similar organizations in other countries. These volunteer organizations have a great impact on their communities.
Youth clubs and social institutions such as the Scouts have taught generations of Swedes basic values such as honesty, respect for fellow man and woman, good citizenship etc. In this way, the work of these organizations have formed most of the Swedish people.
The Karolina Bang Foundation is a pioneer in helping children with special needs. Lars Ohlin was the founder of this organization.The foundation has received many awards and it has made a great contribution to helping improve the lives of children with special needs and their parents.
The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is an international youth organization which works for social justice. The YMCA has been a very important part of Swedish youth organizations and it is still an important part today.