Big Volunteer Week

1  8 July 2017

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 13th annual Big Volunteer Week!! Between the 1st and the 8th 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
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!


Donate online on our website or check our GoFundMe Campaign here:

The types of project we have


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


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.

Party in the Park

The Big Volunteer Week will end on the 8th of July with our big Party in the Park. We will celebrate a week of crossing the line at La Ferme du Parc Maximilien 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?

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Practical Information


  • Saturday 1 July 13:30-20:00 (Registration starts at 13:30)
    Registration Opening Day + Party | STC Introduction | Street Kindness | Food + Drinks
  • Monday-Friday 3 July » 7 July 11 30-17:00 (Registration starts at 11:30)
    Registration + Briefing | Serving projects | Debriefing
  • Saturday 8 July 14:00-18:00
    Party in the Park | Food + Drink | Games + Sports | Concerts
    La Ferme du Parc Maximilien – Quai du batelage, n°2 | 1000 Bruxelles

Meeting Point (1-7 July)

Rue Ravenstein 23

Age Policy

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

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

You can choose the day(s) that suit(s) you best.

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. In 2017 we will organise our 13th annual Big Volunteer Week between 1 and 8 July.

When is Big Volunteer Week taking place?

The Big Volunteer Week will take place from 1 to 8 July 2017.

Who can participate?

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.

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