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Worldhouse EVS volunteers 01-09-2019 - 31-08-2020

Protestantse Diaconie Amsterdam - Wereldhuis

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

The worldhouse is a community center for information, counseling, education and cultural activities for undocumented migrants. The worldhouse is one of the projects developed by the Protestantse Diaconie Amsterdam. We offer an EVS-program for 12 months in the Worldhouse, starting 1 September 2019 and finishing 31 August 2020. The Wereldhuis is the place where migrants are not dependent on others for a while. They can come here for advice and counseling. They can become active and emancipate. Most of the activities in the Wereldhuis are developed by undocumented migrants themselves. We host grassroots organizations for undocumented migrant workers. An intense and strong social network makes the people of the Wereldhuis more powerful. Actively volunteering gives them better perspectives as well. To apply and for more information please visit:

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Through the European Voluntary Service program from the European Union the volunteer will receive pocketmoney of €150,- a month. Together with the other volunteers you will receive money for food, and all volunteers will receive a bike and an ov-card for public transport that they can use during these 12 months. You will receive a personal foodbudget (around €225,- ) and will have your own small appartment, located in central Amsterdam. The other EVS-volunteer will live nextdoor in a similar appartment.

Training during the project

In the first few weeks of the program, the three EVS volunteers in the Worldhouse follow a special introductory program, which includes teambuilding activities and trainings. Together you will have the introduction program, language lessons and trainings. The ‘Protestantse Diaconie Amsterdam’ that organizes the Amsterdam Voluntary Year has an extensive support structure withprofessional supervisors at each of the projects, a project leader and mentors.

Volunteer profile

We are looking for two EVS volunteer that do fulltime voluntary work in the Worldhouse and one EVS volunteer that works 3 days in the Worldhouse and 2 days in the Sociale Kruidenier: a foodbank shop next to the worldhouse. We offer the possibility to learn new skills within our diverse team, according to the personal interest of the volunteer. The volunteer can join staff members working together in many different fields of work, applying diverse skills and knowledge in their daily work. In the Worldhouse the following fields of work come together: More information on our website!

Placement dates

A total of 54 week(s) during the period 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020

Placement location

Nieuwe Herengracht 20-2, 1018 DP Amsterdam

Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg

Placement topics

Reception and integration of refugees and migrants

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 25/01/2019