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Student Coach (volunteer)

UNICEF the Netherlands is looking for new student coaches starting May/June 2019.

Are you interested in UNICEF and children’s rights? Do you like to work together with (other) students to enhance the UNICEF student network? Then we are looking for you!

The position

UNICEF the Netherlands has two volunteer student coaches to assist and support the approximately 400 student volunteers in the Netherlands. These student volunteers are divided over approximately 18 teams throughout the Netherlands. You will work closely together with the other student coach, the youth representative, the volunteer network at the head office and the coordinators of the student teams. The primary goal as student coach is to improve and enhance collaboration between teams and to improve the effectiveness of the student network. An additional task of the student coach is being the treasurer of the student   network, which means managing all the finances and be in close contact with the director of Finance at UNICEF the Netherlands. The hours are extremely flexible, and on average 2-3 hours a week.


  • Be available for 18-24 months
  • Have been a UNICEF volunteer for at least 1 year
  • Good knowledge of the English language, having knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • Having experience as student coordinator is a plus

Profile of the applicant

  • Enthusiastic about UNICEF
  • Pro-active
  • Connector and team player
  • Strong communicative skill
  • Flexible
  • Having a good network is a plus
  • Affinity with finances

What we offer

UNICEF offers a unique opportunity to get to know a worldwide NGO. As student Coach you will gain experience with advising, coordinating, managing finances and so much more. In addition, UNICEF offers a lot of freedom for your input which gives you the opportunity to make your mark. Please note that the position is a volunteer position.

How to apply?

Send your résumé and a motivation letter of max. 1 page to coachunicefnederland@gmail.com addressed to Maren Klein and Jessica Michgelsen. Please note that there is also a vacancy for the position of Youth Representative. For more information on this position contact Pauline Owelle. We encourage students to apply for both positions at the same time. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Deadline for application: 1 March 2019