Dates and location
Location: Amstelveen, Netherlands
- Deadline: 31/12/2016
- Start: 01/09/2017
- End: 31/08/2018
About our venue
It is a venue for pop culture and media in Amstelveen (83.000 inhabitants) near Amsterdam. We offer a very broad selection of activities consisting of – but not limited to – concerts, dance events, festivals, visual arts, workshops, masterclasses and European exchanges. Every Tuesday to Saturday our café is open and every Thursday to Saturday there is a concert or dance event in our main hall.
We work with a small team of paid staff (8 fte) and 70 local volunteers. Our target group are youngsters from the age of 16 to 30. Most of our volunteers are also part of this target group.
Our aim is to offer activities for youngsters and to stimulate talent development (for example: we have 3 rehearsal rooms for musicians). We receive around 40.000 visitors per year on more than 155 activities. The capacity of our main concerthall is 650 people (standing). We partly get funded by the city of Amstelveen.
We can host up to 4 EVS volunteers; 2 starting in September and 2 starting in March. Our EVS volunteers have some general tasks but mainly work in a specific field of their interest. At this moment you can apply for the following vacancy: Customer services. We are looking for a person with a fun personality and a feeling for hospitality. Tasks: working in the horeca department (bar/cloakroom/etc.) Note: unfortunately we do not offer the possibility to organize events.
Aside from having basic English language skills, we’re looking for someone who is flexible and doesn’t have a problem with working during the evenings/nights. But most importantly we’re looking for someone who loves music!
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
We also like to see something which really shows your personality. Think of a video message or something like that 🙂 We ask you to do this before December 31, because we unfortunately do not have the capacity to take into consideration all emails sent after this date. So try to stand out! Be creative!
All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS Holland Amsteelven P60. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com