Get involved!

"My favourite part in this experience has been having the opportunity to be a part of meaningful conversations with refugees, especially during our social events."
Pedro
Volunteered at RPM

Refugee Project Maastricht would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers. We are always looking for engaged, enthusiastic volunteers who want to contribute in a meaningful way to our society. The teams below currently have open positions that might be interesting for you.  There are many different ways to get involved, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Vacancies

Are you a writer or do you have experience with designing banners? Right now, we are looking for someone to fill our Text writer and Design position. As a volunteer you would be responsible for writing texts that can be published on our website and social media channels. Moreover, we need someone who can help with designing our banners for events and posts. Experience with photoshop would be an advantage. If you are interested in becoming a member of the RPM Communications family, please send us an e-mail at communications@refugeeprojectmaastricht.nl

The social events team is looking for Dutch speaking people for the new project “Intergenerationeel beleven”. With a team of 3-5 you will connect two generations and two cultures: elderly people from the Netherlands and new comers from the Middle East. The events take place on Wednesday evening and your mission is to keep the activity on schedule and have some fun.

As an active member of the social events team you be required to combined creative thinking and problem solving with methodical events management and administration skills. You will work with the team as a whole and in smaller pairs to brainstorm ideas, initiate, plan, organise and run a variety of different events. You will be expected to attend our weekly team meetings and take responsibility for all tasks to which you have been assigned. You will also be expected to liaise and collaborate with other teams with RPM (in particular the Communications Team to promote event) and external organisations, groups and individuals.

Time minimum commitment would be approximately 3-4 hrs/week, but this is dependent on the type of events being planned, the occasional workload, the time of the year and your enthusiasm.

If this sounds like something that would interest you please send your CV and a small motivation letter (approx. 200 words) about why you would like to join the Social Events Team to social@refugeeprojectmaastricht.nl.

We are looking for Dutch speaking volunteers for our homework help team. We help children learning the Dutch language and/or tutor them in math. Right now, we also have the more specific position of tutoring high school students science and maths. If you are interested in one of these positions, please send a short motivation letter and your cv to homework@refugeeprojectmaastricht.nl 

Are you a sport enthusiast and want to use your expertise for a good cause? The Refugee Project Maastricht is looking for motivated volunteers that are interested in organising recurring sport events for our diverse community consisting of refugees, international students, and locals. Moreover, we are also looking for female volunteers who can help with arts and crafts for children during the Zumba lessons.

Our approach aims to create informal meeting points for our members in an active environment to enjoy low-key sports activities which contribute to an inclusive society. Activities such as our weekly football team or women Zumba classes have been successful in the past, but any new activity is welcome! The main goal of the Sports Team is to convey a feeling of togetherness and break the isolation refugees often find themselves in.

If you are interested in becoming part of the RPM family and share your passion for sports with others, please send an application to sports@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

The Dutch Language Team organises meetings in which non-natives are getting acquainted with the Dutch language in a fun and informal setting. Every Monday there is a “Taalcafé” and every Wednesday there is a language course for beginners, in which we teach the basics of the Dutch language. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Do not hesitate and contact us language@refugeeprojectmaastricht.nl