The UNICEF network of voluntary students in The Netherlands
Today roughly 500 students are active for UNICEF in The Netherlands. They are divided in teams spread around 18 different cities. Check below in which cities and how you can find and reach out to them. The studentnetwork is mostly self-driven. The office of UNICEF in The Netherlands provides professional support for promotion material, training, countrywide meetings, webinars and so on.
Are you a student and do you want to become active for UNICEF? Join one of our student teams or start your own team. This way, you will participate in the best job there is: helping children.
Learn about who our studentvolunteers are and their reasons for becoming active teammembers:
We expect that every team organises a minimum of two activities annually by drawing attention to UNICEF and raise funds. Examples could be a pubquiz, a lecture, communal performances by bands, or a UNICEF run.
A nationwide network of students who can help you. We meet a few times per year, organise a student day at the office, a training 'Actief in UNICEF', a nationwide campaign and you will, of course, receive support from your volunteers manager and student coaches.
Apart from this, there are promotion materials, scripts, and manuals to guide you through it.
Let’s get to work!
Do you want to work on building a current team or do you want to set one up? Do you have any questions?
“I hope to contribute to the increase of success of the student network, so we can help children around the world even better!”Dominique van Trappen (student coach Southern Netherlands)
Student Unite Day
During the Student Unite Day 2019, students got the opportunity to visit the head office and find out more about the organisation they are volunteering for. During this day, the students had the opportunity to learn more about UNICEF, speed date with employees, and brainstorm new ideas for the upcoming year. We even had a skype call with the youth of our previous project in Jordan! Also, students were given the opportunity to develop further with the aim of making the student team as effective and lucrative as possible in the coming academic year.
The student unite is not only very useful for volunteers - but it’s also a lot of fun! It is a great day to meet your fellow volunteers and get inspired. At the end of the day, we waved goodbye to a group of volunteers that will devote themselves wholeheartedly to children and young people all over the world in the coming year.
“Being a student volunteer at UNICEF means being part of a network of around 400 students across the Netherlands, who collaborate to improve the lives of children. It means teamwork.”Jenny Schlatter (student coach North Netherlands)
"As a student, a lot of opportunities are given to volunteer, organize events and develop yourself professionally. Additionally, when being a student volunteer for UNICEF, it gives me the opportunity to stand for something bigger than myself, really doing something meaningful and to take small steps in helping every child to have access to what they deserve, such as; education, healthcare and a safe environment.
As the coordinator for the UNICEF Student Team Eindhoven I lead the Eindhoven Student Team where we organize several events, often with external partners, to raise awareness and/or money for UNICEF. In Eindhoven there are some beautiful initiatives we collaborate with, such as Liberation 040; the Liberation festival of Eindhoven in September, where we can stand together for freedom and children’s rights."
"Volunteering for the UNICEF Student Teams has given me the greatest of joy and fulfillment. Doing my little part for a good cause, I learned to organize awareness and fundraising events representing UNICEF. With that of course problems came along, perhaps the biggest the Corona Crisis. But as a UNICEF Team, we tackled them together. All of this let me grow as a person and prepared me for my future professional life. It made me passionate about children´s rights and allowed me to do my little part in realizing a better future for children. I am looking to whatever lies ahead of me as a UNICEF volunteer and recommend everyone to become part of the UNICEF family!"