Wider Horizon

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Date(s) - 10/05/2021 - 09/07/2021
All day


Project type

Selected participants

Project description 

Would you like to live a joyful and unique volunteering experience for two months, thanks to which you can create new opportunities in your personal and professional life once back home?

Wider Horizon is a short-term volunteering project of Olde Vechte Foundation, that takes place in Ommen, The Netherlands. By participating you have the opportunity to experience new aspects of life and of yourself: live together with people from different countries, hosted by Olde Vechte Foundation; volunteer in a practical work places; take care of your living space and organize your own free time.

Activities during the project:

As a volunteer at Olde Vechte, you will have practical tasks set up from Monday until Friday, in total 36 hours per week. The voluntary activities are practical tasks at various workplaces in and around Ommen. The program is shaped in such a way that for four days per week you are volunteering at one organization for two months Each Wednesday. we have a workshop day to enhance your volunteering experience. You will receive a bicycle to commute to the workplaces and use it to travel around in your free time. You can also use it to visit places which are closer to your accommodation and to use it to travel around for shopping and your free time.

During your stay as a volunteer, a mentor is available for your support. This person will help you with practical aspects, such as,
getting to know how things work at Olde Vechte and to show you where to go for groceries, shopping and medical institutions in Ommen. Your mentor will guide you for the whole two month period around the volunteering activities and you can reach out to your mentor for support with any issues you might come across.

You can spend your free time in many different ways: hanging out with new international friends, biking, joining karaoke evenings, dancing, playing sports, going to the swimming pool and organize it in a way that fits you.