Coordinating organisation: Mission House
Host: Protestantse Kerk Amsterdam: http://www.missionhouse.nl
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
We are looking for volunteers from within Europe (sadly we cannot offer to outside Europe yet as we can’t provide visas). Do you want to do an EVS year but don’t want to work in just one project? Well in the Mission House you have the possibility to choice from around 20 projects in and around the city center. From those 20 projects you can work in 5! After visiting and getting acquainted to their work it is you who decide where you want to invest your time and talents.
You also will live in a house with 8 other volunteers from around Europe and share in community life with them. You will have your own bedroom but share a bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining room
The tasks vary from project to project but you will be a part of the team and help the team in their work in the projects. This could be something as simple as serving coffee and listening but it could also be running an after school club for kids. In the house you live together and this is an important aspect of the year. You don’t get an individual allowance for food but you get a shared budget. Every night one person from the group takes it turn to cook for those who are not working. Every week you have a household task such as cleaning the kitchen, bathroom etc. There is also a house meeting once a week, a moment of reflection and every Sunday night is a house night where we do something together.
We ask that volunteers are: aged 17-27? Available to live and work full-time in the Mission House for 10 months? Interested in Faith and open to discovering you talents? Looking for something more than ‘just’ a Gap Year? Looking for something a little more meaningful? Motivated to make a difference in the lives of those who often have nobody?