Volunteer Swap in Sweden

As a young organisation, Johanniterhjälpen exists since 2005. Its large voluntary basis carries out many different projects, for example, first aid training and medical services at cultural and sport events.

The Project

Johanniterhjälpen will provide first aid, including automatic external defibrillators (AED) to the spectators of the annual open-air music event Sweden Rock Festival. The Festival started in 1992 and has since then developed into one of the most important rock and metal festivals in the world with 35,000 annual visitors from more than 50 different countries.

Acts like Iron Maiden, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Guns ‘n ‘ Roses, Rush, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Accept, Alice Cooper, Soundgarden, Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, Volbeat, ZZ Top, Sabaton and In Flames have all played at Sweden Rock over the years, more information about the event at https://www.swedenrock.com/en/

The Volunteer

A maximum of three volunteers will participate together with Swedish Johanniterhjälpen volunteers.

Festival passes are issued for each day, and volunteers will work one shift of five hours, leaving the remaining day to experience the festival.


Outside the city of Sölvesborg, by the Baltic Sea in the south of Sweden.


On 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of June 2023. Minimum participation is two days; volunteers will have to arrive the day before the first day of volunteering.

Who can apply?

All St John volunteers aged over 18.

Qualification in First Aid required.

Languages: English or Swedish.

Other important information

Meals will be provided prior to and after volunteer shifts. Simple accommodation may be provided upon availability but is not guaranteed.


If you are interested, please contact the JOIN Office at join.office@johanniter.org