Application information

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!

Application procedure

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.

Start dates

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.

General requirements

In order to join our team, we are looking for people in the age of 18 to 30 that:

  • are serious about following Jesus in their daily life
  • have a heart for evangelism
  • are willing to serve in a practical way
  • desire to learn more about the Bible, ministry and a Christian lifestyle
  • are willing to live in an international Christian community
  • speak and understand English well enough to have conversations

Do you meet these requirements? Great! Apply today to become part of our ministry team.