Join an enthusiastic team at our office location in Amsterdam

A sailing organization in Amsterdam is looking for two motivated volunteers for a behind the scenes/office-based project


For young people aged 18-30, only from EU countries (except Portugal, Italy and Croatia)


All expenses paid. 10-12 months.


 

Join our international team of sailing enthusiasts in organizing sustainable youth projects on traditional Tall Ships. We are looking for somebody to help us in the office, working behind the scenes of multicultural / sustainable / educational projects for youngsters. No previous experience needed, just an open mind – we will teach you everything!

We’re an international team and we work in English.

Please be aware that there are dogs at the office so unfortunately we can’t host volunteers who are allergic to dogs.


 

What we offer

You will live in Amsterdam, near the center of the city. Our houseboat hosts 3 other international volunteers and the project leader, and the office is also on the same boat. You will have a bicycle for your personal use and receive money for food and personal expenses, as well as reimbursement of the travel costs to the project. You will also have an insurance. We’re a small and enthusiastic team and we’ll be happy to teach you everything we know, and learn from you as well! We also enjoy spending time together and sharing our cultures with the volunteers.

Who we're looking for

A person who will have a good experience with us is:

- Motivated to gain office-working experience, specifically in the area of organizing (international) projects,
- Interested in sailing and/or outdoor education and/or sustainability,
- Good at communication or willing to improve,
- Motivated to join us. Project-specific motivation is the key!


Having said that, feel free to apply if only you think you could contribute in any way.

Let us know about any additional interests or skills you have (e.g. knowledge of graphic design, interest in video editing, motivation to learn about project budgeting, etc.)


We are looking for people from EU countries, except Portugal and Italy (these spots are filled until autumn 2022). Due to the nature of our upcoming projects we would especially welcome participants from Denmark, Belgium or France.

Working tasks

Our work includes general tasks at the office, related to organizing international youth projects on Tall Ships, depending on your interests and areas you’d like to improve, for example:

- Communication with participants and potential partners from your country,
- Translating some materials into your own language,
- Helping with programs and logistic preparations of youth projects on board,
- Coming up with sustainable solutions for our office,
- Helping to create social media content, flyers, posters, videos, presentations, etc.
- Some administrative tasks.

Optionally, depending of the volunteer’s interests and learning goals: making videos, flyers, helping with finances, applying for funds, creating content for social media and others (we can be a bit flexible).

During the summer we will be present at maritime festivals. We will aim to give you an experience sailing on a Tall Ship, but only if the conditions permit it.

Some flexibility is needed, as the tasks can change quickly and sometimes we work on the weekends (you will be entitled to take another day off when that happens).

How to apply

Interested? Send your CV and motivation statement to anna@windseeker.org

Motivation is the key, it doesn’t have to be a formal letter, as long as you make it clear you know for which project you are applying and why you want to join it. Tell us about your future plans (or dreams) and how joining us might help you realize them. Applications without project-specific motivation will not be considered.

Feel free to contact Anna with any additional questions.

European Solidarity Corps

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) program of the EU. It promotes international mobility of young Europeans, combined with personal development and skills learning. We've been running this project, together with Sail Training Associations Netherlands, since January 2016. In that time we've hosted 20 participants, from 10 different countries, and each time we've learned something new from each other.

Read more about the European Solidarity Corps on the official website of the program.