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.
No, you don’t have to. You can choose the day(s) that suit(s) you best and sign up for shifts accordingly.
We have projects all around Brussels, but the main neighbourhoods we are serving in are: Marolles, Schaerbeek, Ste. Catherine, Ixelles, Etterbeek, St. Gilles, Anderlecht, Woluwe-St-Lambert.
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.
Yes! We organise trainings for project leaders a few times every year. You can check our website to look for the upcoming training session.
Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian over 21 years (with approval signed by the parents).
Our Serve the City Information Sessions are held at our Head Office, located at Place Van Miel 15A, 1040 Etterbeek.
We try to keep our information sessions short. On average the session takes 30 minutes to complete.
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.
Here at Serve The City, we welcome first-time volunteers, as there is no better time to start than right now.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you still didn’t find it.
Of course, you can reschedule by simply signing up for a different info session that suits your timetable better on our website!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to let us know.
We would love it if you do however, it is not essential.
If you are under 16 years of age you will need to be accompanied by an adult/guardian to participate in Serve the City projects.
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.