There are over 115,000 organisations in Norway. More than 84 per cent of the population is a member of one or more organisations. There are many different types of organisations in Norway, ranging from religious communities, Scout Associations, brass bands, sports clubs to humanitarian organisations.
In Norway, anyone can join a group or an organisation. Most organisations require a membership fee.
The Association of NGOs in Norway (Frivillighet Norge) is an umbrella organisation with more than 200 member organisations.
You can also contact your municipality’s culture department if you would like information about voluntary groups or organisations, or if you wish to join a group or an organisation in your local area.