Looking for volunteer work in Amsterdam? Dynamo Amsterdam and other charity organisations in the city offer a variety of volunteer possibilities and charity work for English speaking people in Amsterdam.
Opportunities for English-speaking volunteers in Amsterdam
Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new skill or an opportunity to learn more about the local culture, volunteering is a great way to go. You get to actively engage with your local community and experience Amsterdam from a whole new angle while giving something back.
Become a volunteer in Amsterdam
Dynamo Amsterdam is a local charity that offers a variety of volunteer possibilities (social work and more) for English speaking people. An overview:
1. Make a difference for the informal caregiver
When partners or other family members are doing a tremendous job in caring for their beloved ones, they deserve some time off to recharge their own batteries. That’s why Buurtsupport-volunteers spend a couple of hours having a good time with the person in need of care.
Time involvement: 2 – 4 times a month
Area: Buitenveldert + Rivierenbuurt, Amsterdam-Zuid
Contact: Buurtsupport, Birgit Anthonio, 06 – 44 13 98 53 /
2. Support a young family
Homestart provides one-to-one support for parents with young children. They tailor-make their support to the needs of the parents and children: lending a listening ear or a helping hand. Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family.
Time involvement: 3-4 hours a week.
Area: Buitenveldert + Rivierenbuurt, Amsterdam Zuid
Contact: Homestart, Yasmine Merouani
More information: www.homestartworldwide.org
3. Find and offer a helping hand on your digital marketplace
BUUV is your marketplace made for and by your neighbours. BUUV is connecting people to help each other or meet new people with similar interests. BUUV involves services as: getting groceries for elderly, offering handymen services, teaching someone how to use the computer. All offers and requests can be found on our website. Let’s BUUV together.
Time involvement: it’s up to you!
Area: Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Oost
Contact: BUUV, Simone Knaapen, 020 – 4628 488 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mort information: https://amsterdamzuid.buuv.nu/engels
Let’s BUUV together: click here to see more: https://vimeo.com/189601321
4. Improve the lives of independent living elderly
We’re a volunteer driven organization in Buitenveldert making it possible for elderly people to remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. We offer mostly short term, simple, practical aid. For example, doing groceries, offering companionship, a chore in the house or garden, or giving someone a ride.
Time involvement: it’s up to you
Contact: Pauline Mulder or Marianne Versteeg, 020 – 6447 1 13 / Coordinator@ hulpdienstbuitenveldert.nl
More information: www.hulpdienstbuitenveldert.nl
5. Make the city everyone’s home
At the Rainbow Group we fight for a social city. A city where poor people, lonely and homeless people can all feel at ease and at home in Amsterdam.One out of every five families lives below the poverty line in Amsterdam. More than 65.000 people are extremely lonely. Nearly 1000 volunteers are supporting these people 1 on 1 with their unusual but beautiful stories. Join us!Make the city everyone’s home.
Time involvement: 4-8 hours a month
Contact: Nina ter Beek, 020 – 5317 600 / vrijwilligerswerk@ deregenboog.org
More information: www.deregenboog.org/en
6. Contribute to a creative community
Through the Makersnetwerk in de Pijp hobbyists, enthusiasts and amateurs are encouraged to develop their skills and turn their talents into a project for the benefit of the entire community. Participants, all of them are longterm unemployed, are coached to start their own shop or small company. Join us, as a coach!
Time involvement: daypart a week
Contact: Madelon Bos, 06 – 4152 5216 / email@example.com
More information: www.huisvandewijkdepijp.nl
Find more information in the brochure: Local Social Together