Are you motivated to give support to asylum seekers?
We are looking for motivated and dynamic volunteers who can provide information in Farsi, Dari, Pashto or Albanian to asylum seekers about their rights.
In Startpunt, we welcome every day newly arrived asylum seekers with soup and thee. We provide them with objective information about the asylum procedure and their rights. As a volunteer in Startpunt you work together with a diverse group of volunteers and a staff member of Vluchtelingenwerk.
Currently, we are looking for volunteers who speak Farsi/Dari/Pashto or Albanian to provide information on the asylum procedure in Belgium to asylum seekers.
If you are interested to become a volunteer at Startpunt, you will get an introduction training first. Next training is planned on November 16th 10.30 -12 am. after which you can participate a first time in the Startpunt activity from 12.00 to 1.00 pm. The first weeks of volunteering, you will work together with a trained volunteer to learn more.
You engage for a minimum of 3 months, generally with a weekly fixed day.
DAY OF PREFERENCE (11.45 am - 1u30 pm)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Providing information to asylum seekers on the asylum procedure in Belgium.
- You understand and speak Farsi, Dari, Pashto or Albanian and (basic) Dutch, French and/or English
- You have strong relational skills, especially intercultural skills
Time and place of work
- Start at 11.45 am and finish at 1.15 pm.
- Address: Antwerpsesteenweg 34 -1000 Brussel (walking distance from Nord Station or metro Yser)
- Interesting volunteer work in an enthusiastic team
- An interesting work environment where you meet people from everywhere.
- Trainings (about the asylum procedure, on specific related topics…)
- Volunteer meetings
- Volunteer insurance
For more information you can contact Andrés, the Startpunt volunteers coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Vluchtelingenwerk?
Flemish Refugee Action supports asylum seekers and refugees. We don't do this alone as we have 36 member organizations and many enthusiastic volunteers. Together we intensify the pressure on policy and increase awareness among the general public. We also coordinate our own reception network and are actively involved in integration. We support all those that assist asylum seekers and refugees. And we work around repatriation when necessary.
We strive for humane protection for asylum seekers and refugees. Our guiding principles are the Refugee Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.