Wat houdt deze vacature in?
uring this ESC project you will get the opportunity to discover different teams within our organisation, depending on your interests. Two to three days a week you will help out in the office with different tasks, for example writing a guide for other international volunteers who come to the Netherlands or digitalising the archive. Other days you can help in a different team and half a day a week is for personal development. With your mentor and ESC coordinator you will discuss regularly which departments and tasks fit your goals. Some teams are:
- Marketing & communication: for example speaking in a school, at a fair or making a social media post
- Financial: learn about the financial organisation of volunteering projects
- Training: learn to organise and/or give training
- Summer camp: help with the organisation and/or participate in one or more of our summer camp
You are social and open since a lot of the tasks are communicating with others. You are interested in the Dutch language and culture and ideally have already some knowledge of the language. You are curious to try out new tasks and enthusiastic to learn new skills.
We are looking for two participants, one for the period of April 2024 - September 2024, another one for the period of April 2024 - March 2025. Exact timings can be discussed. At the start of your volunteer experience you are between 18 and 30 years of age and you come from one of the following geographies: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Iceland, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Curaçao, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
Our office is in the heart of Utrecht, close to train and bus stations. Utrecht is in the centre of the Netherlands and is a vibrant historic university city. The apartment is above the office and will be shared with another volunteer. Each volunteer has their private room and you share the kitchen/living area. Because of the location, it can be somewhat noisy during the weekends but there are abundant leisure activities. Costs for food and accomodation are covered and you will receive pocket money. The travel costs to arrive at the start of the project and to return home when the project is finished, are refunded based on distance. We encourage you to travel green and come by train or bus if possible.
We encourage volunteers to learn/improve the Dutch language. Half a working day a week is dedicated to your self-development, in which you will get guided by your mentor. There are different meetings to reflect on your progress and tasks with your mentor and the ESC coordinator. There is an on-arrival and mid-term training organised by the National Agency, and you will get access to the SIW online e-learning for international volunteering. You will also get a buddy, a Dutch youngster who has done an ESC project and can help with practical questions or finding fun activities.
SIW Internationale Vrijwilligersprojecten is een veelzijdige Nederlandse uitwisselingsorganisatie zonder winstoogmerk (NGO). Al 70 jaar zendt SIW Nederlandse vrijwilligers uit naar projecten over de hele wereld en ontvangt SIW internationale vrijwilligers op diverse projecten in Nederland. In totaal gaat het om circa 250 uitzendingen en ontvangsten per jaar. SIW is onderdeel van een drietal internationale netwerken: Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations, CCIVS International Voluntary Service en Service Civil International (SCI).
De missie van SIW is om mensen te stimuleren hun horizon te verbreden. Dit doet SIW door vrijwilligers in contact te brengen met andere culturen. Op deze manier wil SIW intercultureel begrip vergroten, bijdragen aan persoonlijke ontwikkeling van vrijwilligers en hen aanmoedigen zich belangeloos in te zetten voor een betere samenleving.
De activiteiten van SIW worden georganiseerd door circa 80 enthousiaste vrijwillige medewerkers, ondersteund door een kantoor in het hart van Utrecht.
Je motivatie met cv kun je uiterlijk 10 februari 2024 sturen naar:
Coen Wilms (voorzitter), email@example.com