How to apply as a volunteer?
Are you looking for a chance to live, work and share the Gospel in a dynamic international community in Amsterdam? Read the information below, before you apply!
The application process and the length of your stay will depend on your passport: if you come from a non EU country, you will need a visa or work permit. In this case the application process is more lengthy.
Discover here how long you could serve with us and if you need a visa or working holiday permit. Just fill in your country of origin and find out which application procedure fits to your country and situation.
Length of stay
Ideally, we would like people to serve for 3 months or longer. This is not only beneficial for the ministry: it is also very beneficial for you! Especially living and working in an international Christian community is a wonderful experience. We often see that volunteers want to extend their stay after a few months of serving in the hostels.
Also your tasks and responsibilities at the Shelter vary, depending on how long you stay. Short term mission volunteers (1 – 3 months) work mainly in the café. Long term mission volunteers (4 - 12 months) may also learn to work at the reception and as a cleaner supervisor.
Our Christian volunteering program has the following start and ending dates:
- June 1st 2018 (only a few places left for Europeans)
- July 1st 2018 (only a few places left!)
- August 1st 2018 (only a few places left!)
- September 1st 2018
- December 1st 2018
- January 1st 2019
- March 1st 2019
- May 1st 2019
- June 1st 2019
During your time at the Shelter, we will provide you with:
- Accommodation (free of charge)
- Ministry Training Program (free of charge)
- If applicable: Payment of Fee required for the Residence permit (€800)
You will have to provide and pay for:
- €60 for each month of your term
- Travel to Amsterdam and back
- Medical insurance
- Extra spending money
To take part in our Christian ministry, you must have medical insurance. This needs to cover medical (emergency) costs of hospitals, doctors, dentist, etc in the Netherlands. You will need to provide this.