Welkom bij Don Bosco Spirit en U-2B Heard! Don Bosco Spirit is een stichting die zich inzet voor het welzijn van jongeren en is gevestigd aan de Leidsekade 117 in de Utrechtse wijk Lombok. Daarnaast ...
Enthusiastic young people wanted (m/f)
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer (aged between 16 and 27) who feels driven to support other (vulnerable) young people and help them on the basis of his or her own hands-on expertise. U-2B Heard! offers opportunities for everyone to grow and develop in all areas. Need help with the Dutch language? We can help.
The following conditions apply:
- Aged between 16 and 27
- Enthusiastic and keen to learn
- Must possess the courage to be critical
- Flexible in terms of availability (sometimes we have to work evenings or other day than our working days)
- Available at least 2 afternoons (days: Mon, Tue, Thu)
- It's vital to be in a vulnerable position yourself or been in a vulnerable position (like: having major debts, living in a shelter, be in psychiatric care, various problems due to a chronical disease, LHBTI+ troubles etc.)
Don Bosco Spirit / U-2B Heard! is a client platform for and by vulnerable young people. We promote the interests of these young people. We come together, examine current situations and think about future prospects. We provide institutions and the municipality with solicited and unsolicited advice. We discuss current themes. The U-2B Heard! group stands out through the active participation of young people from Utrecht, all from different homes and backgrounds but with one shared goal: ‘to give a voice and a face to the target group in the city of Utrecht.’
Among other things, we attend training sessions, workshops, city council meetings, council information evenings and other meetings which appeal to the target group. We mainly cast a critical glance at administrators and policymakers, aiming to improve the situation of vulnerable young people as much as possible. We also do a lot of fun things together, such as Christmas dinner, visiting the European parliament, participating in the campaigns of the Oranje Fonds/NL Doet and an annual team-building weekend.
12 to 18 hours per week, relatively long-term (several months or more)
Expenses allowance: No
Preliminary interview: Yes
Certificate of conduct required?: No
PBO/SBBI status: PBO status
Suitable for English-speaking volunteers: Yes
Across the city
Health & welfare
Ook hebben we regelmatig overleg met de verantwoordelijk wethouders, die nemen altijd ruim de tijd om naar ons te luisteren.
Door de grote inzet en betrokkenheid van de jongeren van U-2B Heard! is het platform nu opgenomen in het beleid van de Gemeente Utrecht onder cliëntparticipatie. Ook vertegenwoordigen we nu alle jongeren die aan cliëntparticipatie doen in onze stad.