How to get involved

12/18/20231 min read

gray sofa set near glass window
gray sofa set near glass window

Integration is a collaborative effort, something we need to do together. Here are tips for those who want to get involved but don't know how.

1. Give your time.

The work of most organisations would not be possible without people getting involved. Do you have a few hours of free time each month? Why not spend them at a language café or as a homework helper?

2. Open your wallet.

If you live a busy life and don't have time to meet new people, you can contribute by donating a gift to an organisation working on integration. It means a lot and enables more meetings!

3. Become a member.

As a member of an organisation that works with integration, you have the opportunity to make an impact.

4. Are you involved in a club or organisation?

Then you can invite newly arrived young people to a taster session. Welcome newcomer to take part in the activities!

5. Are you working?

Then you can encourage your workplace to contribute by accepting newly arrived Swedes as trainees or encouraging employees to become mentors.

6. Use social media.

It has never been so easy to reach out to others in your neighbourhood to promote integration. Get on Facebook and find a group working on integration in your area. Don't have one? Start your own. Think about how you can get more people to meet in your neighbourhood and how you can gather your commitment to better integration in your area.

7. Contact your municipality.

Municipalities often have a good idea of what the needs are, whether it is non-profit organisations lacking labour or newly arrived Swedes lacking a place to live. Your municipality can help you find the right place, whether you are new or established in the municipality.