Big Volunteer Week

26 June 3 July 2021

Come and join us for the whole week or just one day! It will be a brilliant serving week, spreading love, compassion and hope across the city of Brussels.

You can also support the Big Volunteer Week by financially assisting Serve the City Brussels. This week costs us a considerable amount of our budget and any financial contribution will be put to good use! To do so, you can click on the “donate button”.

What is Big Volunteer Week?

Serve the City started in Brussels as a single week of service in 2005. Now we are active or starting in more than 100 cities around the world!

This year, we will organise our 15th annual Big Volunteer Week!! Between the 29th of June and the 3th of July, hundreds of volunteers from all around the world will join us in Brussels to serve people in need. We will organise serving opportunities all around Brussels allowing volunteers to serve alongside local associations who are assisting the needs of:

  • Homeless
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Children in need
  • Victims of abuse

The types of project we have

Social

Games, outings, walks, and any other activities that connect people, break down barriers, and facilitate friendship.

Practical

Painting, cleaning, gardening, simple carpentry and construction projects, and other hands-on tasks that help our social-profit partners be at their best.

Soup Kitchen

Serving food and friendship to the hungry and hurting.

Street Presence

Spreading kindness, hope, love and friendship to those who need it across the city.

Community Dinner

The Big Volunteer Week will end on the 3th of July with a Community Party. We will celebrate a week of crossing the line with food, drinks, music and lots of entertainment! This celebration is open to everyone – volunteers, our friends on the street, tourists neighbours or whomever passes by. There will be games and activities for all ages! Join us and celebrate a wonderful week of serving.

How can I get involved?

Registrations will open sometime in June. In the mean time, you can join us at Big Volunteer Days.

Practical Information

Schedule:

  • Saturday 29 June 13:00-20:00 (Registration starts at 13:00)
    Registration Opening Day + Party | STC Introduction | Street Kindness | Food + Drinks
  • Monday-Friday 1 July » 5 July 11:30-167:00 (Registration starts at 11:30)
    Registration + Briefing | Serving projects | Debriefing
  • Friday 5 July 16:30
    Community Party | Food + Drink | Games + Sports | Concerts
    Address to be confirmed

Meeting Points

30th June: Bozar Teraken Rooms, Rue Ravenstein 23

2-6th July: Les Salles Erreras, Rue Royale 10, 1000 Bruxelles

7th July: La Ferme du Parc Maximilien – Quai du batelage no 2 1000 Brussels
Can I be a Project Leader?

Yes! We organise trainings for project leaders a few times every year. You can check our website to look for the upcoming training session.

Do we need to wear a Serve the City shirt on projects?

We would love it if you do however, it is not essential.

How can I volunteer?

You can join our Weekly Serving Opportunities, One-on-One projects, Monthly Big Volunteer Days or the Big Volunteer Week.

For our Weekly Serving Opportunities, we invite you to come to one of our information sessions where you will get to know us better and ask us questions about projects that interest you. After the session, you will receive a list with all the projects and the contacts of the respective project leaders. You can then send an email to the project leader to ask about further details. For our Monthly Events and the Big Volunteer Week, the registration is online a few weeks before the event.

If I sign up for the Big Volunteer Week, do I have to join every day?

No, you don’t have to. You can choose the day(s) that suit(s) you best.

Is there an Age Policy regarding volunteering with Serve the City?

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian over 21 years (with approval signed by the parents).

What if I don’t have any volunteering experience?

Here at Serve The City, we welcome first-time volunteers, as there is no better time to start than right now.

What is Big Volunteer Week?

Big Volunteer Week is a week of serving projects taking place all around Brussels. Hundreds of volunteers from all around the world will join us to serve people in need.

We will organise serving opportunities allowing volunteers to serve alongside local associations who are assisting the needs of:

  • Homeless
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Children in need
  • Victims of abuse

 

When is the Big Volunteer Week taking place?

The Big Volunteer Week typically takes place each year towards the end of June or the beginning of July. Exact dates are here.

Who can participate to the BVW?

Individuals, school groups, scout groups, churches, companies, local and visiting volunteers – everyone who is looking for an opportunity to help someone in need, meet new people and make new friends. However, please note that you may not be assigned to the same project as your colleague if you come as part of a company / group. If this is a requirement, please have a look at our Corporate Volunteering page.

Practical Information

Schedule:

TBD

Can I be a Project Leader?

Yes! We organise trainings for project leaders a few times every year. You can check our website to look for the upcoming training session.

Do we need to wear a Serve the City shirt on projects?

We would love it if you do however, it is not essential.

How can I volunteer?

You can join our Weekly Serving Opportunities, One-on-One projects, Monthly Big Volunteer Days or the Big Volunteer Week.

For our Weekly Serving Opportunities, we invite you to come to one of our information sessions where you will get to know us better and ask us questions about projects that interest you. After the session, you will receive a list with all the projects and the contacts of the respective project leaders. You can then send an email to the project leader to ask about further details. For our Monthly Events and the Big Volunteer Week, the registration is online a few weeks before the event.

If I sign up for the Big Volunteer Week, do I have to join every day?

No, you don’t have to. You can choose the day(s) that suit(s) you best.

Is there an Age Policy regarding volunteering with Serve the City?

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian over 21 years (with approval signed by the parents).

What if I don’t have any volunteering experience?

Here at Serve The City, we welcome first-time volunteers, as there is no better time to start than right now.

What is Big Volunteer Week?

Big Volunteer Week is a week of serving projects taking place all around Brussels. Hundreds of volunteers from all around the world will join us to serve people in need.

We will organise serving opportunities allowing volunteers to serve alongside local associations who are assisting the needs of:

  • Homeless
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Children in need
  • Victims of abuse

 

When is the Big Volunteer Week taking place?

The Big Volunteer Week typically takes place each year towards the end of June or the beginning of July. Exact dates are here.

Who can participate to the BVW?

Individuals, school groups, scout groups, churches, companies, local and visiting volunteers – everyone who is looking for an opportunity to help someone in need, meet new people and make new friends. However, please note that you may not be assigned to the same project as your colleague if you come as part of a company / group. If this is a requirement, please have a look at our Corporate Volunteering page.

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