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’.
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 email@example.com (give us your telephone number to call you back!)
For more information about volunteer work in Amsterdam download our information sheet Voluntary work Amsterdam.
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.
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).
Lauren did volunteer work with girls, she cooked with them every Friday. It helped her to get to know more people and to have a purpose in her free time.
Nick is Englishman, living in Amsterdam for work and doing volunteer work at the Food Bank (Voedselbank).
“What VCA did for me is an entry point in the local nonprofit sector. I had to build a network from scratch. VCA connected me with the right people so that I could continue in the same field I worked in before.”