Emmaus Haarzuilens

Emmaus Haarzuilens

In het kort:

Soort werk
Festival, Sociaal
14 t/m 28 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
1. Geen armoede, 10. Verminderde ongelijkheid
Aantal deelnemers
8 (4 mannen en 4 vrouwen)

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The most important aim of the project is for volunteers to get a better understanding of Emmaus and the Emmaus philosophy. The volunteers will live and work together with the residents of Emmaus. Because of the summer market, which will take place at the end of the project, this period of year will be extra busy. The volunteers will help out where necessary which can mean some days can be busier and others can be less so. The work will include picking up second hand goods together with the Emmaus residents and placing them in the shop. Also, the volunteers will help with gardening and other maintenance works on the grounds of the community and they will help in the kitchen. At the end of the project the volunteers will help with the set-up and break-down of the festival and also the volunteers will organize a fashion show in which they will present some of the second-hand clothes that are for sale. The income generated from the summer market is fully used to support a chosen special project.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

Volunteers will stay in comfortable accommodation at the Emmaus grounds. Beds are provided, but participants need to bring their own sleeping bags. They will cook and eat together with the residents of Emmaus.

Locatie en vrije tijd

Together with the camp leaders, the volunteers will discuss the recreational program. For example, they can explore the beautiful historical city centre of Utrecht by bike, climb the Dom Tower, go canoeing on the canals, visit a museum, or visit other places in the Netherlands. The camp leaders will have some ideas, but of course it is possible for the volunteers to put forward their own ideas for this program! Requirements Motivation letter required, due to the specific rules and motivation of the residents. At least an intermediate level in English. Sleeping bag. Towels and other items for personal hygiene. Rain is spread throughout the year, so bring warm clothes, a raincoat and a swimming suit! Mosquito repellent, as the location is situated close to water there are a lot of mosquitoes. Recipes from your own country.


Our partner, Emmaus Haarzuilens, is situated in the small, beautiful neighbourhood of Haarzuilens. It is very close to Utrecht and also to the famous Castle of Haarzuilens. Emmaus Haarzuilens is a community which provides a home to formerly homeless people, people who have faced financial difficulties, and others who strongly feel related to Emmaus ideology. Within the community the residents work to bring back value to second-hand objects and, at the same time, build their self-esteem. All the people who live at Emmaus work at the second-hand store which also includes a recycling section. The money earned by doing this work is used to finance the community and also for supporting international social projects. Volunteers will not only work, but also live together with the inhabitants of Emmaus Haarzuilens. We therefore want to emphasize that living together also means preparing and eating the meals together and do some cleaning and light household chores. It also means that volunteers are expected to live by the rules of Emmaus; by following the Emmaus philosophy and considering the background of some of the Emmaus residents, use of alcohol is prohibited during working days.


Emmaus Haarzuilens




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

8 (4 mannen en 4 vrouwen)


18 t/m 60 jaar


Sustainable Development Goal


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 195, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.