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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.

With their activities our student volunteers contribute to our goals by raising awareness for child rights issues. By raising funds for a specific program the teammembers themselves choose to support. Our program till the midst of 2021 is malnutrition in Burundi. More info you’ll find here.

With their activities our student volunteers contribute to our goals by raising awareness for child rights issues. By raising funds for a specific program the teammembers themselves choose to support. Our program till the midst of 2021 is malnutrition in Burundi. More info you’ll find here.

With their activities our student volunteers contribute to our goals by raising awareness for child rights issues. By raising funds for a specific program the teammembers themselves choose to support. Our program till the midst of 2021 is malnutrition in Burundi. More info you’ll find here.

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:

What we ask of you

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.

What we offer

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. 

498
registered studentvolunteers

18
studentteams

150+
activities annually in one year

40K
euros raised in 2019

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?

Dominique van Trappen (student coach Southern Netherlands)

“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)
National Pub Quiz: SuperheroesFrom Captain America to Spiderman, the Hulk to Black Widow- join us during this National PubQuiz organized by Unicef Student Teams all over the Netherlands! Quiz the night away with us and test your knowledge in the process!February 2020

National Pub Quiz: Superheroes
From Captain America to Spiderman, the Hulk to Black Widow- join us during this National PubQuiz organized by Unicef Student Teams all over the Netherlands! Quiz the night away with us and test your knowledge in the process!
February 2020

National Pub Quiz: Superheroes
From Captain America to Spiderman, the Hulk to Black Widow- join us during this National PubQuiz organized by Unicef Student Teams all over the Netherlands! Quiz the night away with us and test your knowledge in the process!
February 2020

UNICEF on iceUNICEF Student Teams Tilburg and BredaUNICEF on ice is an event conducted to welcome the winter/Christmas period and to support a good cause, the project of UNICEF to teach the youth in Jordan about 21century skills.We were ice skating, selling sweets, branding and face painting for a good cause. We also had some small surprises which they valued highly. Most important about the event, we made the children happy.

UNICEF on ice

UNICEF Student Teams Tilburg and Breda

UNICEF on ice is an event conducted to welcome the winter/Christmas period and to support a good cause, the project of UNICEF to teach the youth in Jordan about 21century skills.
We were ice skating, selling sweets, branding and face painting for a good cause. We also had some small surprises which they valued highly. Most important about the event, we made the children happy.

UNICEF on ice

UNICEF Student Teams Tilburg and Breda

UNICEF on ice is an event conducted to welcome the winter/Christmas period and to support a good cause, the project of UNICEF to teach the youth in Jordan about 21century skills.
We were ice skating, selling sweets, branding and face painting for a good cause. We also had some small surprises which they valued highly. Most important about the event, we made the children happy.

Bake Salewe organized a bake sale in the inner city library in Maastricht. Students who were studying for exams could take a well-deserved break and enjoy the delicious baked goods our volunteers prepared for them. There was something for every taste ranging from orange-choco brownies to cupcakes and from vegan to dairy options. This bake sale was a great succes and we were able to raise € 144,47 in donations that will benefit the youth empowerment project in Jordan. 

Bake Sale

we organized a bake sale in the inner city library in Maastricht. Students who were studying for exams could take a well-deserved break and enjoy the delicious baked goods our volunteers prepared for them. There was something for every taste ranging from orange-choco brownies to cupcakes and from vegan to dairy options. This bake sale was a great succes and we were able to raise € 144,47 in donations that will benefit the youth empowerment project in Jordan.
 

Bake Sale

we organized a bake sale in the inner city library in Maastricht. Students who were studying for exams could take a well-deserved break and enjoy the delicious baked goods our volunteers prepared for them. There was something for every taste ranging from orange-choco brownies to cupcakes and from vegan to dairy options. This bake sale was a great succes and we were able to raise € 144,47 in donations that will benefit the youth empowerment project in Jordan.
 

Student Unite Day

“Where are you born?” was the ‘icebreaker’ during the Student Unite Day 2019. A long list was the result: from Tilburg to Japan and everything in between. To inspire and share, over 50 students came to The Hague on Friday, 22 February. Youth member Pauline Owelle also exchanged a check worth over 48.000 euros! A great sum of money that was collected by 16 student teams in the Netherlands. This is done by annually organising more than a 100 events, ranging from a pubquiz to a gala.

Jenny Schlatter (student coach North Netherlands)

“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)

Mariko

Since last year I’m the chairperson of UNICEF Student Team Breda. Being part of the UNICEF student network is a lot of fun, I’ve met so many interesting and inspiring people, in Breda but also outside of Breda.
I first started doing volunteer work with UNICEF as I was looking for something meaningful to do in my free time. As UNICEF had a student team in Breda, I thought this would be the perfect combination of doing volunteer work and making new friends too. 
In the past year, I have been the chair of this team and it has taught me a lot. As we are a small team, in times it can be quite challenging to be able to organize events and attract people to come to our events. Thinking of creative ways to tackle this, as well as how to gain motivation of members and what strategic partners or sponsors to work with. It’s very nice because you get the freedom to make your own decisions, there’s no one guideline as every student team is different. As you get this freedom, you get to develop your own leadership style and way of handling things. So far, this development has been the most rewarding part of being a UNICEF student volunteer.