Volunteer Centre Amsterdam (VCA) is a citywide organization that assists individuals in finding volunteer work, supports and advises voluntary organizations and promotes volunteerwork in Amsterdam.

Our vacancy database

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 sports team. You can also volunteer once in a while with friends or family.
Volunteers to be can search through almost twothousand volunteering opportunities via our online vacancy database.

Opportunities for English-speaking people

While many vacancies listed in our database require fluency in Dutch, some organizations welcome volunteers who speak English.

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

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.

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).