We know that well-functioning and inclusive local communities create belonging and well-being. An important factor in creating such local environments in Norway is voluntary efforts and member-based activities. It is well documented that activity, social affiliation and involvement in meaningful activities contribute to promoting a good quality of life and mental health. Therefore, we want to create opportunities where more people participate in voluntary work, where more people have a meeting place or place to stay, and where social differences are reduced.
Increased participation in the volunteer community
Gjensidigestiftelsen aims to help as many people as possible experience mastery and joy through participating in organized leisure activities, getting involved as a volunteer and participating in skill development measures.
Goal #2: More suitable places for hanging out
Gjensidigestiftelsen aims to be a central contributor to the availability of suitable premises and equipment for organized and self-organized activities in the local communities.
Goal #3: Increased prevention of discrimination and hatred
Gjensidigestiftelsen aims to be a contributor to Norwegian municipalities developing adequate prevention measures against racism, hate speech, and extremism, in cooperation with the voluntary sector.