Vacancies

Do you want to contribute to SHOUT and the LGBTI+ community in and around Wageningen, and at the same time have a great time? Apply for one of our volunteer vacancies!

Please note: there is no compensation for these vacancies. But you will receive a lot of gratitude and fun in return!

Board member: volunteer coordinator

SHOUT runs entirely on the efforts of volunteers.Both people who do volunteer work on an ad hoc basis and those organized in committees.As a volunteer coordinator of the board, you are the first point of contact if there are questions with committees.In addition, you are committed to recruiting new volunteers by sharing vacancies, monitoring the vacancy bank of the Volunteer Center (VCW) and sometimes conducting introductory meetings with potential new volunteers (usually if they are not a member of SHOUT yet)and motivate existing members to also become volunteers.

Retaining current volunteers is just as important, so you also ensure that all volunteers feel valued and are rewarded for their efforts.

Organizing volunteer drinks, handing out volunteer coins and coming up with a nice annual volunteer thank you gift are ways in which we thank our volunteers. We also keep them informed about fun workshops offered through various channels, such as the Rainbow Academy.

All volunteer coordination tasks at a glance:

  • Supervise committees and other volunteers
  • Recruiting volunteers (through vacancies, introductory meetings, organizing recruitment activities and recruiting members within the association)
  • Reward volunteers with drinks, coins and gifts
  • Keep volunteer policy and codes of conduct up to date
  • Helping members with ideas (e.g. new activities or one-off event)
  • Bring external training courses to the attention of volunteers (e.g. Rainbow Academy)

In addition to the role of volunteer coordinator, you, as a SHOUT board member, also carry out a number of general board activities.

As a board, you are concerned with the long-term development of SHOUT and a number of daily tasks, such as opening the association evening and occasionally being ultimately responsible for activities in the theater hall. There are various portfolios available that are divided among the board members based on interest.

Some tasks are:

  • Welsaam (various topics, such as director consultations and development tables)
  • maintain contact with WUR and student organizations
  • management of the Rainbow Room
  • maintain contact with the municipality
  • refugee affairs

Type: structural work

Commitment: flexible

Hours per week: 8

When: flexible and partly at fixed times.

Part of the day: depending on the task

Location: depending on the task

Language: Dutch & English (basic for at least one of them)

Conditions: VOG (free)

Board member: secretary

As secretary you are the first point of contact for people who contact SHOUT.This varies from (committee) members with questions, to external contacts, to potential new members.Your most important function is to ensure that these emails reach the right place and are answered.You will answer some of it yourself, some of it is clearly intended for another board position or committee, and some of it you can discuss at board meetings.

The secretary duties are as follows:

  • Managing the email
  • Provide interested members with information about SHOUT
  • Handle data changes, registrations and cancellations
  • Forward committee emails to the relevant committee
  • Answer other emails at your own discretion or in consultation with the board or pass them on to someone else within SHOUT
  • Taking minutes during board meetings and AGMs
  • Communicating information from the board to members (such as an invitation to the AGM, or a (temporary) change in the activity schedule)

In addition to the role of secretary, as a SHOUT board member you also carry out a number of general board activities.

As a board, you are concerned with the long-term development of SHOUT and a number of daily tasks, such as opening the association evening and occasionally being ultimately responsible for activities in the theater hall. There are various portfolios available that are divided among the board members based on interest.

Some tasks are:

  • Welsaam (various topics, such as director consultations and development tables)
  • maintain contact with WUR and student organizations
  • management of the Rainbow Room
  • maintain contact with the municipality
  • refugee affairs

 

Type: structural work

Commitment: flexible

Hours per week: 5 hours of secreraty work, other hours in consultation with other board members

When: flexible and partly at fixed times.

Part of the day: depending on the task

Location: depending on the task

Language: Dutch & English (basic for at least one of them)

Conditions: VOG (free)

* Structural work: activities of committees that take place continuously/repeatedly, such as organizing monthly parties and giving guest lectures at schools.

** VOG: a Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag (certificate of conduct) can be requested for you for free if you don’t have one yet.

Volunteer job

Coordinator AZC committee

Wageningen has two asylum centres were refugees stay for a longer period of time. The LGBTQ+ refugees can get support via the AZC support committee.

Many refugees would also like to get in touch with more LGBTQ+ people. Doing activities together, getting to know Wageningen, joining SHOUT events or just a talk. As coordinator of the committee, you have the task of handling the requests for help from asylum seekers who come in and devising an plan for the asylum seekers.

You direct the committee members and link the most suitable members and/or asylum seekers and refuge buddies to the asylum seekers. If necessary, you also work with asylum seekers and you carry out the details for the request for help yourself.

You also keep track of the well-being of the committee members and, together with the board, you ensure that they receive support and (additional) training where necessary. Currently we are rebuilding the AZC support committee and the buddy system is a new part of that.

As a coordinator you will help the board with the further development of the committee.

Summary

You bring the committee members and
asylum seekers together, keep the mailbox up to date and deal with requests for help.

Type task, structural job*
Hours per week 2 – 4 hrs
When flexible
Daypart flexible
Location flexible/
RainbowRoom
Language Dutch & English
Conditions VOG

Applying

Send an e-mail to
info@shoutwageningen.nl

* Structural work: activities of committees that take place continuously/repeatedly, such as organizing monthly parties and giving guest lectures at schools.

Volunteer job

Coordinator education committee

The education committee provides free information about sexual and gender diversity in primary and secondary schools in the region. The lessons are given during the day and are in Dutch.

The education committee is also sometimes asked by other organizations to give a talk (for example, student associations). As a coordinator, you keep track of the committee’s e-mail and handle requests for education.

You ensure that the committee members are scheduled for the lessons, that they are aware of the current teaching material and receive (additional) training where necessary.

You keep the teaching material up-to-date in collaboration with the members.

You have an introductory meeting with new committee members (if necessary together with the volunteer coordinator of the board) and you assess whether and for what kind of education or activities they are suitable.

A code of conduct is applied for the members during the lessons. The lessons at schools are given in Dutch, so as a contact person for schools you must speak Dutch.

Summary

You process the requests and assign
members for this. You keep the mail and ensure that the members and the material remain up-to-date.

Type task, structural job*
Hours per week 2 – 4 hrs
When flexible
Daypart flexible
Location flexible/
RainbowRoom
Language Dutch & English
Conditions VOG

Applying

Send an e-mail to
info@shoutwageningen.nl

* Structural work: activities of committees that take place continuously/repeatedly, such as organizing monthly parties and giving guest lectures at schools.

Volunteer job

Buddy for LGBTQ+ refugees

Wageningen has two asylum centres were refugees stay for a longer period of time. The LGBTQ+ refugees can get support via the AZC support committee. Many refugees would also like to get in touch with more LGBTQ+ people.

Doing activities together, getting to know Wageningen, joining SHOUT events or just a talk. As a buddy we connect you with a refugee. We try to do this bases on shared interests and needs or a shared language you both speak next to English.

If you connect well, you can meet up more often and for instance go to SHOUT activities together. Currently we are rebuilding the AZC support committee and the buddy system is a new part of that.

Would you like to help thinking this out in more detail? You can also sign up for that.

Summary

Go to SHOUT activities with a LGBTQ+
refugee

Type task, structural job*
Hours per week 2 – 4 hrs
When flexible
Daypart flexible
Location flexible
Language English
Conditions VOG

Applying

Send an e-mail to
info@shoutwageningen.nl

* Structural work: activities of committees that take place continuously/repeatedly, such as organizing monthly parties and giving guest lectures at schools.