The Cancer Society’s helping hands in Trondheim, Ålesund, Oslo, Nord-Jæren, Haugalandet and Sandefjord

The volunteers at the Cancer Society offer practical help around the home and garden, transport assistance and someone to talk to. 

During the summer, helping hands will have reduced capacity due to vacation time for our volunteers. Therefore, it might take some time before you hear from us. The quickest way to get a response is to submit your request directly through Nyby. If you are unable to do so, please contact us.

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Cancer can drain your body of energy, and ordinary tasks can become a chore. It is normal to need extra help when you become ill, but many people find it difficult to ask for and accept help. Our volunteers want to help you.  

The volunteers at the Cancer Society’s Helping Hands can help you with practical tasks, transport and someone to talk to, enabling you to use your energy for the things that matter.  

The service is for cancer patients, their relatives or those experiencing bereavement, and it is completely free. 

We offer help for six months, with the possibility of an extension depending on demand and capacity. 

Don’t live in Trondheim, Ålesund, Oslo, Haugalandet, Nord-Jæren or Sandefjord? Please see our website for our Transport Service, Helping Hands and Patient Navigator for information on the services that are available where you live. 

We can help you with

Practical help

Our volunteers can provide practical assistance around your house and garden. You will agree on a time that suits you both. The practical help visit lasts up to two hours and volunteers can come once a month.


Our volunteers offer accompaniment and transport to appointments linked to cancer (e.g. to the hospital, GP, rehab centre, Vardesenter). The volunteer will pick you up from your home and take you where you need to go. 

Someone to talk to

Our volunteers are there for you and can join you for a walk, meet you at a café or come and visit you at home. You and your volunteer will find a time that is right for you both. Our volunteers are great listeners and are keen to get to know you. 

How to get help

Sign up for help

Sign up and register your need for assistance where you live: 

Do you live elsewhere in the country? Please see our website for our Transport Service, Helping Hands and Patient Navigator for information on the services that are available where you live. 

Download the Nyby app

You can download the Nyby app to register a request for help. If you don’t want to download the app, you can call us on 21 49 49 21.

Fill in the form indicating the type of help you would like

In order to provide you with the help you need, we’ll need some more information about the kind of help you would like.

Give us feedback

Have you been getting help for six months and would like to give us feedback and/or ask for more help? 

Want to volunteer?

Want to volunteer? You don’t need to have any experience of cancer – just a desire to help! The activities that need volunteers and where they are located in the country varies. Register your interest and we’ll get in touch and let you know which activities need volunteers at the moment.

Download the Nyby app for free on your mobile or tablet

Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the App Store or Google play.
  • Search for Nyby. Click Get and Install.
  • Once installation is complete, click Open. You can also open Nyby by finding the Nyby app on your home screen. Click Get started.
  • Please fill in the requested information (name, phone number, address). You will automatically be shown groups relevant to your location. Find “Get help from the Cancer Society’s Helping Hands”.
  • Request help from Helping Hands and indicate the kind of help you would like.
  • You will then be contacted by one of our volunteers.

Questions or comments?

Contact us, and we will help you.

Hanne Hovde Bye

special advisor

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