ACCESS information sessions - recruiting new volunteers

Almost every month, ACCESS organises a morning information session to recruit new volunteers. This is an important event for us and for those who want to become volunteers. During this meeting, we give an informative presentation on ACCESS, its organisational structure and our volunteers. 


Here are the dates of the Information Sessions planned before the summer holidays (always on Tuesdays):

1 February (online)
8 March

5 April
10 May
7 June
5 July

Detailed information about registration for the sessions can be found here: https://access-nl.org/volunteering-for-access/info-morning-dates/

ACCESS is looking for international volunteers!

ACCESS is a not-for-profit organisation located in the centre of The Hague that also provides Helpdesk teams in partnerships with the municipalities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Leiden. Teams of international volunteers help the international community in the Netherlands by answering questions about moving to, settling and living in the Netherlands. ACCESS also provides support and guidance to internationals to help make living in the Netherlands more enjoyable and productive.

Lisa, a current volunteer, had this to say about working at ACCESS:

"After my two children started secondary school I was eager to do something for myself and my community. ACCESS volunteering seemed the perfect fit as I can offer my experience as an expat to Internationals relocating to the Netherlands. I started working for ACCESS in August this year and couldn’t have hoped for a more positive start. The team have been so accommodating and supportive. They have also boosted my confidence so much that I now feel like a professional adult again rather than “just a mum”. There is a wealth of knowledge within the team and I have gained so much information about the Leiden I thought I knew so well. I highly recommend it to anyone who has some spare time to join ACCESS as a volunteer. Who knows? It might just change your life. It did for me". - Lisa, ACCESS Volunteer

Would you like to find out more about joining ACCESS as a volunteer? Then please register for the next information session via this link: https://access-nl.org/volunteering-for-access/

2. ACCESS First Aid Courses

ACCESS is delighted to share that we are offering English language First Aid Skills Training courses starting in The Hague and Amsterdam. Open to all who would like to learn or brush up on their First Aid skills and of particular value for parents of young children. We are delighted to be able to work with Linda Malley on this project, as well as our partners at Big Ben Kids in Wassenaar, and Boezemvriend in Amsterdam. https://access-nl.org/first-aid-courses/ 

3. ACCESS Childbirth Courses 

Preparing for a birth, when far from ‘home’ and the family can be a challenge. For this reason, the ACCESS birth preparation courses were developed. For years now ACCESS has been providing birth preparation courses in English in The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam as well as online: https://access-nl.org/childbirth-courses/