Gap Year abroad
Join our ministry

Ministry opportunities at the Shelter

People look for ministry opportunities for various reasons. Some want to take a break from school, others are looking for mission opportunities before they start their career. The Shelter Youth Hostel Ministry gives you a chance to learn more about yourself, about God and about people and how to bring these two together.

The Christian volunteering work at the Shelter varies depending on the amount of months you are coming. If you come for only 1 to 3 months, you will be working in various café and kitchen shifts. Will you be staying with us for 4 months to a whole gap year, you may also learn to work at the reception desk and might have the opportunity to work as a cleaner supervisor. We do not expect you to come in knowing everything; we merely hope that you’ll be eager to share Christ while learning new things, stepping out of your comfort zone and growing in your faith.

Do you like:

  • being practical and serving people?
  • connecting to people with different worldviews or beliefs?
  • sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in a relaxed environment?
  • being part of an international community?
  • to grow in your personality and in your walk with the Lord?
  • learning to share your faith with non-believers?

Then the missionary work at the Shelter will be a perfect fit! Step out of your comfort zone, set a time apart for God and grow in faith as you live and serve in our ministry in Amsterdam. Also if you are looking for possibilities to do a gap year, the Shelter is a perfect fit for you!