Volunteer for a year in Amsterdam in an educational tour


Overview

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Project dates: 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2018
Duration: 12 months
Applicants: 2 persons between the age of 18-30
Application deadline: 01/07/2017
Hosting institution: Anne Frank Stichting

 

Project Description and volunteer’s tasks
The European Voluntary Service volunteer at the Anne Frank House contributes to the educational outreach work of the House. The volunteer is based in the offices of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and will mainly assist the tour of the travelling exhibition about Anne Frank. The exhibition focuses on the story of Anne Frank, the historical context of her time and the relevance of this history for today’s world. Copies of the exhibition are on tour in 40 countries. Its educational programme is based on the concept of ‘peer education’: young people themselves are in charge of the guided tours. In the framework of the 2018 EVS project, the volunteers will mainly deal with presentations of the exhibition in the Netherlands. The volunteers will also support other educational activities of the Anne Frank House, like teacher trainings and youth seminars in the Anne Frank House and on other locations.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a certain amount allocated by the European Commission while accommodation and food are provided by the host organization. The Anne Frank House provides accommodation (an apartment with kitchen/bathroom) at a distance of approx. 4 km from the office.

We look for a volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • He/she has some organisational skills;
  • He/she likes to do educational work with young people;
  • He/she identifies with the goals and the pedagogical approach of the Anne Frank House and more specifically with those of the travelling Anne Frank exhibition;
  • He/she is willing to acquire knowledge of the Dutch language.

To apply for this European Voluntary Service project, please send yout CV and motivtion letter (in English) to the coordinator of the project, Mr. Levien Rouw: l.rouw@annefrank.nl not later than 1st July 2017!

About Anne Frank Stichting

The Anne Frank House, established on 3 May 1957, is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of Anne Frank’s hiding place and her diaries, and to spreading the message of Anne Frank’s life and ideals worldwide. Annually the museum is visited by more than a million visitors.
On the basis of Anne Frank’s life story, set against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War, the Anne Frank House develops educational programmes and products with the aim of raising young people’s awareness of the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination and the importance of freedom, equal rights and democracy.
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