Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Are you looking to use your skills to volunteer for an organisation that shares your values?
Serve the City is a movement of people showing kindness to those in need. As an established non-profit organisation based in Belgium, we mobilise, enable, and manage volunteers to serve the homeless, asylum seekers, the elderly, the disabled, children in need, and victims of abuse. We do this by partnering with local and international non-profit organisations to create community projects that provide basic needs: food and water, warmth and clothing, security and rest, education, and social engagement.
Project leaders have one of the most important roles in ensuring the sustainability and smooth running of these projects. They manage volunteers, welcoming the newcomers and motivating the regulars to create a volunteering community allowing the project to exist. Project leaders help Serve the City to maintain a good connection with our partners to ensure their needs are met, and together to ensure the project is being delivered to a high standard. Project leaders can also think of ways to improve and develop the project. Therefore for this role, volunteers must be able to show strong people and coordination/ leadership skills.
Project leaders are continuously supported by the Serve the City staff members. They are asked to attend a project leaders induction training where they receive a project leaders handbook. The Project leadership is ideally shared between two or three volunteers so they are not normally solely responsible for the running of the project. Every year 3-4 specialised workshops/ training are offered to project leaders, and they are invited to suggest topics for future workshops and to help identify training needs. All volunteers are invited for regular ‘thank you’ celebrations which is a great occasion to socialise with fellow volunteers.
There are currently openings for a project leader in the following projects:
- A Homework Club in Delta (No set day yet)
- IT/French classes in Etterbeek(No set day yet)
- Solidarity Breakfast (Mondays and Tuesdays)
- French Classes in the Hub Humanitaire (Saturdays)
- Homework Classes in Koekelberg (Tuesdays)
- Activity with residents of a retirement home in the Marolles (No set day yet)
If you think one of these positions is potentially a role for you, please send your CV and short motivational letter/ email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention which project(s) you are interested in, your availability and any relevant experience.