WVT is an NGO for (social) welfare work with the aim to prevent social exclusion for various
age groups and to stimulate and organize activities focusing on the welfare of the local
community. WVT provides educational, recreational, cultural and sportive activities in
addition to tutoring services and prevention activities for various age groups.
WVT has approximately 3500 members and welcomes about 1500 visitors every week.
To enable all the activities,
WVT works with approximately 250 local volunteers, 29 free-lance teachers,
1 caretaker and 2 assistants for maintenance and cleaning,
1 activity leader, 1 social worker / adviser and 1 managing director.
WVT is situated in the municipality of De Bilt. De Bilt offers a lot of recreational
opportunities as it is located next to the forest.
The nearest big city is Utrecht (20 minutes by bike or bus, 15 minutes by train)
where you find lots of pubs, theaters, cinemas, musea, shops, clubs etc.
From Utrecht you can travel to Amsterdam by train in under half an hour.
Would you like to be part of the activities as international volunteer? Come and join
Responsibilities: These are the activities you should take part and responsibility during
your experience here.
Do you like to work with the children? These are the ones you can help and enjoy;
● Cooking lessons for children: You can take care of children and help them during
the preparation and cooking. After the class we need your help to clean the kitchen.
Besides these you can taste typical Dutch food and we hope you can have fun with
● Kidsdisco: Every month there is different theme and dress code and if you want to
follow it is much more fun. You can work young, big voluntary team. Before the disco,
you can help for stage setting and scenery. During the disco we need to be sure the
children are safe and having fun. After the disco you can help to clean and
● Children holiday week: Every year in July up to 400 children will be entertained in
and around the WVT building during five days.Do you have a good communication skills?
Do you enjoy to work in a big team? These are for you;
● Bazaar: Every year we organise bazaar and flea market. There are some teams
work with the clothes, books, music, electronics etc. You can help to collect stuff from
the neighbourhood and assort them as categories. You can help to sell them and clean
up the mess aft-er the bazaar. Also if you are into handicrafts you can make your
products and have a stand and sell them.
● Art exhibition. In the two final weeks of the year we organize an art exhibition
(paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography etc.) with 40 artists.
The exhibition is visited by approximately 1500 visitors (for free).
Volunteers build up the exhibition area.
● Book fair and plant fair (once every year).
● Meals for elderly people: Every month there are dinners are given by the volunteers
for elderly people. The purpose is to bring the people close together with the good
food. You can help for setting the tables, serving foods and after the dinner cleaning
● Also you can take pictures from the activities or help with publicity or you can give some new,
young ideas to improvement. It is up to you and your qualifications.
Besides all these you can work in the other organizations we cooperate with.
Reinaerde de Schaapskooi: There is a farm in the neighbourhood. You can see a
playground for children, farm animals and tea house in there. The team is small and
friendly. They help handicapped people. If you like animals and farm life and have
good communication with the people, you can help them once or twice a week.
School: It is possible to participate at an anthroposofical school with various age groups.
Participation: These are the activities you can choose some of them and participate.
● Jazz Dance
● Repair Cafe