For expats


Volunteer work for English speakers

The Vrijwilligers Centrale Amsterdam (Volunteer Centre Amsterdam) is a city-wide organization that assists individuals in finding volunteer work, supports and advises voluntary organizations and promotes volunteer work in Amsterdam.

Our Vacaturebank
The VCA brings people in contact with volunteer organizations who need volunteers for all kinds of different purposes. Volunteers can search through almost twothousand volunteering opportunities via the online Vacaturebank, or vacancy database.

Opportunities for English-speaking volunteers
While many vacancies listed in our database require fluency in Dutch, some organizations welcome volunteers who speak English. When searching the online vacancy database, check the vacancies written in English in order to find opportunities that do not require fluency in Dutch.

Found something that suits you? Then you can register online and apply directly to most of the volunteering opportunities.

We post new vacancies every day. If you do not see an opportunity that is right for you, you can create your own profile on our website to which organizations can respond. You can write this profile in English.

Our knowledgeable advisers
Having trouble navigating our site? Since the majority of our site and many of the vacancies posted online are written in Dutch, the VCA is happy to work personally with English-speakers to help them find volunteer opportunities.

Schedule an appointment with an English-speaking advisor who will assist you with any questions and match you to interesting vacancies based on your skills and interests. Call 020-5301220 or email (give us your telephone number to call you back!)

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