Volunteerwork for English speakers

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Volunteerwork in Amsterdam

Would you like to… Meet new people? Practice your Dutch? Develop new skills?
You can do this as a volunteer! We bring people in contact with volunteer organizations who need volunteers for all kinds of different purposes. For example: cook a meal for eldery people, help in a kitchen garden, do technical jobs or coach a sportsteam.
While many vacancies listed in our database require fluency in Dutch, some organizations welcome volunteers who speak English.

Found something that suits you? You can apply directly: send a message or call the number mentioned at ‘contact’.

Schedule an appointment

Having trouble navigating our site? Schedule an appointment with one of our English-speaking advisors who will assist you with any questions and match you to interesting vacancies based on your skills and interests. Call 020-5301220 or email volunteer@vca.nu (give us your telephone number to call you back!)

For more information about volunteer work in Amsterdam download our information sheet Voluntary work Amsterdam

Volunteer work for refugees

Are you a refugee, interested in volunteerwork in Amsterdam? We have a special consultations hours at the AZC in New West and a volunteer project for refugees in Amsterdam North. Please visit the page Volunteerwork for refugees.

Practice your Dutch

If you want to speak better Dutch, you can find a ‘taalcoach’: a volunteer who will practice the Dutch language with you. Visit Taalcoachwijzer.nl (website is in Dutch).