Volunteers of SnakSammen.dk
Maintain social contact via the conversation platform SnakSammen.dk
Location: Denmark, Copenhagen
“We are lucky to be able to talk to people across the country”
It is important for us to maintain social distancing, but not to lose social contact. For those who are feeling lonely and don't have many people to talk to, life during the pandemic can be very distressing. The Danish Red Cross and Boblberg (an online platform where you can safely and securely make new friends) have therefore created a voluntary conversation platform called SnakSammen.dk, which translates to Talk Together. People who lack someone to talk to can book a conversation with a Red Cross volunteer, and chat about whatever takes their fancy. “I’m lucky, to be able to talk to people across the country,” says Jane, one of the volunteers. More than a thousand people have booked a conversation with a volunteer so far and, due to its success, the platform will continue on after the pandemic.