What is Crossroads?
Crossroads is an advice and support centre for people from other EU countries that are homeless or unemployed in Stockholm. The main part of Crossroads' visitors come from East- and Central Europe and do not speak Swedish or English.
We are looking for volunteers that want to work for and with our visitors by interpreting, translations and offering emotional and practical support.
Crossroads opened on 1 March 2011 and is located on Kungsholmen in Stockholm, close to Stadshagen underground station. Crossroads has about 80 visitors per day with a total of over 1 500 unique visitors from 78 different countries.
Crossroads provides food, warmth and rest in the daytime but also advice and support, courses and several group activities. Crossroads also connects visitors to employers, other organizations and public authorities.
Who works at Crossroads?
Crossroads is run by a Director and five employed EU Advisors. But without the volunteers that also work at Crossroads, the centre would not function as well as it does today.
How much time does it take?
Volunteer shifts are Monday to Friday; either 8.00h-12.00h or 12.00h-15.30h. You decide how much you want and are able to work each month. You may choose to work only one shift a month or several shift a week.
All volunteers get a volunteer introduction that usually takes an hour and is scheduled with the volunteer co-ordinator, Katarzyna Zebrowska. After the introduction, you may start volunteering right away.
Who do I contact to become a volunteer or to get more information?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Crossroads or want to get more information, contact: