Dates and place

Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Period: 05/01/2017 – 01/01/2018

Deadline: 1 January 2017

Foundation is looking for 7 volunteers in total for different activities in Rotterdam. Volunteers work for different organizations and learn to know different types of organizations and different activities. Volunteers for instance work in a primary school, a youth club, an organization that provides support for people with limitations, a boxing club for children, a gym for people with limitations, and a place where fruit preserve is made, together with special education students and a city garden.

Hosting organisation

Hosting organisation is active with EVS since 2001. The organization is based in Rotterdam. This is the second biggest city in the Netherlands. The organization is small and flexible and aims to improve working and living conditions, mainly on the south side of the city. This is considered to be the poorest area of the city.

Volunteers tasks

Volunteers work for different organizations. Therefore the tasks vary: some activities involve working with children, some with adults with limitations, some with (special eduations students). Volunteers help with cooking, arts and crafts activities, garden activities, as well as sports activities.

How to apply


Building Bridges users and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.

We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included

Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

Application form (signed)

Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.

All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS Holland Voermans. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to

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