FAQ – Vaak Gestelde Vragen
Serve the City does not accept men’s clothing. We recommend you to check with Hub Humanitaire, Solidarité Grand Froid, Les Petits Riens or Oxfam.
Serve the City Brussels is not able to intermediate donations consisting in furniture.
Serve the City Brussel kan geen donaties met speelgoed aanvaarden. We recommend you to check with Hub Humanitaire, Solidarité Grand Froid, Les Petits Riens or Oxfam.
Serve the City Brussel kan geen donaties met vrouwenkleding aanvaarden. We recommend you to check with Hub Humanitaire, Solidarité Grand Froid, Les Petits Riens or Oxfam.
Je kan de dag(en) kiezen die het best in jouw planning passen.
Je kan de dag(en) kiezen die het best in jouw planning passen.
If you would like to bring your children along to participate in volunteering, we recommend that you attend a Big Volunteer Day, this is held once a month on a Saturday afternoon. It is recommended not to bring children along to weekly projects.
Yes, we appreciate any financial support that donors are able to provide so that we can continue to serve those around us. Click Here for details on how to give.
We would love it if you do however, it is not essential.
It is always an asset to be able to speak multiple languages, however, it’s not essential for many of our projects. There are some projects that do require other language proficiency, so please check out our website for specific project requirements.
Kort gezegd: JA!
Sinds 2020 is Serve The City erkend als instelling door de FOD Financiën. Elke donor die belastingen betaalt in België en gedurende het jaar 2020 een minimum van €40 doneerde, heeft recht op een belastingsvermindering van 60% op het totale bedrag van de donatie (bv. Als u in 2020 een donatie van €100 maakte aan STC, dan krijgt u een belastingsvermindering van €60).
Om recht te hebben op de belastingvermindering, is het belangrijk dat we uw voornaam, naam en adres kennen, vergeet deze dus zeker niet in te vullen in bovenstaand document.
Voor onze Wekelijkse Serving Opportunities kan je gewoon een e-mail te sturen naar de projectleider die je terugvindt op de website. Voor onze Maandelijkse Events en the Big Volunteer Week kan je je een paar weken voor het event online aanmelden.
You will receive an email confirmation telling you that you are registered to attend the information session that you have selected. If you have not received a confirmation email, please check your spam/junk box in your email account first, then email us at email@example.com if you still didn’t find it.
We try to keep our information sessions short. On average the session takes 30 minutes to complete.
If you are under 18 years of age you will need to be accompanied by an adult/guardian to participate in Serve the City projects.
- Parents/legal guardians can come with their children (but are fully responsible of their care)
- In the case the parents/legal guardians cannot accompany their children, up to 2 teenagers of 15 of age (or more) can be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years old with the written authorisation of the legal guardians.
Unfortunately, the times listed on the website are currently the only scheduled times available. If you aren’t able to attend any of these times, we recommend attending one of our Big Volunteer Days (on a Saturday) to become familiarised with our projects.
Definitely, we really encourage people to use their natural giftings and talents to serve with us. When you attend an information session, please tell the Project Leader what skills you have and your interests and we will be able to match you up to any relevant projects.
Of course, you can reschedule by simply signing up for a different info session that suits your timetable better on our website!
Serve the City was founded on the ethos of ‘serving like Jesus’, however, is not a religious organization. Our projects are open to people from all different backgrounds and faiths and we welcome everyone to participate in our projects.
Ja! We organiseren een aantal keer per jaar een training om projectleider te worden. Onze volgende trainingen vinden plaats op 25 februari, 6 mei en 4 november
Yes. If you are available to commit to at least 3 months for a part or full time internship, please contact us. Please note that at this stage we are only able to offer unpaid internships.
Kinderen onder 18 moeten vergezeld worden door een ouder of voogd ouder dan 21 jaar (met een getekende goedkeuring van de ouders).
We recommend that you allow 1-2 weeks to hear back from your new Project Leader. If you have not heard from them by this time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
The Big Volunteer Week typically takes place each year towards the end of June or the beginning of July. Exact dates are here.
Big Volunteer Week is een week met vrijwilligersprojecten over heel Brussel. Honderden vrijwilligers van over de hele wereld nemen hieraan deel om mensen in nood te dienen.
We will organise serving opportunities allowing volunteers to serve alongside local associations who are assisting the needs of:
- Asylum Seekers
- Children in need
- Victims of abuse
Currently, we only accept the following in-kind donations:
- Books in Arabic, Tigrinya, Tigre or Dahlik.
- Food supplies for Breakfast4Refugees (please call for more information).
Unless specified otherwise at our events, we do not accept clothes or toys as we are not equipped to sort them through to bring them to the people who need them. We recommend you to check with Hub Humanitaire, Solidarité Grand Froid, Les Petits Riens or Oxfam.
English is enough for most projects, however knowledge of French and/or Dutch is often a bonus. However, certain projects that work with children or the elderly or in education require a certain level of French or Dutch. When it is the case, the project page indicates it.
Here at Serve The City, we welcome first-time volunteers, as there is no better time to start than right now.
Yes, we welcome everyone who wants to serve to be involved in our projects. We have lots of different projects to choose from, mornings, during the day, evenings and even weekends. So please feel free to attend one of our information sessions and our Project Leader will be able to provide you with information on projects that suit your schedule.
All our Information Sessions are held in English. However, if you don’t speak English, then please email us at email@example.com and we will try and assist with different language requirements.
We will discuss the projects that you are interested in joining as well as giving some background information about Serve the City! Before coming, you can also have a look at our website to find out which projects you would like to do and you can ask us questions about them during the info session.
Our Serve the City Information Sessions are held at our Head Office, located at Place Van Miel 15A, 1040 Etterbeek.
The information sessions are hosted by one of our many great Project Leaders, and many new volunteers like yourself will be attending. So it is a great opportunity to meet and greet fellow volunteers and get to know the heart behind Serve the City.
At our information sessions, we tell you about the heart behind what we do here at Serve the City. You’ll find out about our vision to see the city transformed and discover more about the available projects. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people in your local community.
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.
Onze projecten zijn over heel Brussel verspreid. De wijken waar we vooral zitten zijn: de Marollen, Schaarbeek, Sint-Katelijne (Sainte-Catherine), Elsene, Etterbeek, Sint-Gillis, Anderlecht en Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.