Volunteer at a shelter for refugees in Utrecht

Hosts for evening shifts at a shelter for refugees

Do you want to help vulnerable people who do not have a residence permit? Are you an outgoing person, do you have a strong personality and are you looking for volunteer work in the evening? Then our position of evening volunteer at our shelter for undocumented migrants is definitely something for you!

In the Weerdsingel shelter, we accomodate a maximum of 20 people who do not legally reside in the Netherlands. As a volunteer you make a valuable contribution to the care of a group of vulnerable people who have no other place to go.

Do you know what it's like?


  • You work in a team of two volunteers.
  • In evening shifts from 6.45 pm to 10.45 pm.
  • You create a nice ambiance.

What, where and when?

As a volunteer you will work evening shifts together with a fellow volunteer from 6.45 pm to 10.45 pm. Your main task is to create a nice atmosphere. The volunteer coordinator is present until 8.00 pm. After that, someone is always available by phone in case of an emergency.

This is what you will do:

  • Supervise and ensure a nice atmosphere.
  • Have a chat, play a game or organize fun activities. There is a lot of room for your own ideas.
  • Open the door for guests and sign them off on the sleepers list.
  • Informing guests about their rights and obligations in Utrecht and the Netherlands.
  • Supervise and cooperate in keeping the property clean and addressing residents about this.
  • Calling in help in case of calamities.
  • Address residents in case of violation of house rules.

What do you bring?

The most important? That you want to do something for people who are having a hard time. And that you want to stay for at least six months. For our hosts we also ask that you:

  •   Are at least 18 years old.
  •   Have strong personality.
  •   Can stay calm in difficult situations.
  •   Have communicative skills (speaking different languages ​​is a plus).
  •   Can work together.
  •   Do not shun responsibilities.
  •   Want to contribute something for refugees.
  •   Are prepared to work at least 1 evening shift every two weeks, or more.

Would you like to become volunteer at the shelter for refugees?

If you are interested to become a volunteer, fill out the form. For more information, please contact Luuk Haagen. Phone: 06-44006365

Ja, ik wil vluchtelingen helpen

“It's nice to be there for others!”

Samen maken we het verschil

Als vrijwilliger bij de Tussenvoorziening maak jij het leven van de meest kwetsbaren in de samenleving een stukje beter. Je stapt een nieuwe wereld in, je hoort nieuwe verhalen en ontmoet mensen die je anders niet zou ontmoeten. En, niet onbelangrijk, je ontwikkelt nieuwe kwaliteiten van jezelf.

Daarnaast bieden we jou:

  • Goede begeleiding, met aandacht voor veiligheid.
  • Een vast contactpersoon en een team waar je op kunt terugvallen.
  • Trainingen en cursussen passend bij het werk en de locatie.
  • Werkervaring in de maatschappelijke opvang.
  • Een gezellig team, veel humor en, als je daar zin in hebt, teamborrels.