amsterdamThe Bona Fides Association and the Dutch organization „Sail Training Association Netherlands” are looking for the   „’Step into the world of sailing’ – for Norway ”   project. The Applications (CV and cover letter) and applications should be sent to: and In the title of the email, please write: „EVS in The Netherlands – application”

Receiving organization: Sail Training Association Netherlands

Location    : Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline   : 20.12.2018

Duration   : 11 months

Mobility period:  01/01/2019-31/10/2019


Sail Training Association Netherlands’ main focus is to organise sail training voyages on Tall Ships. These adventures involve the youngsters in every aspect of life on board: from sailing a Tall Ship, to learning about themselves, discovering their talents and maximising their potential. We bring young people from all over Europe together and as a part of our team you will be working in the engine room of this exact goal. We communicate with Tall Ships, future and past trainees, mentors and the organisations we cooperate with. We update our website and communicate on social media. We work with everything related to Sail Training and often develop new projects. Maybe you have the idea for our next? As a volunteer, your activities will include mostly a variety of office tasks, depending on your strengths and areas you want to develop. As we are a small organisation, you will be directly involved in the projects and – of course – sail on Tall Ships.


Your main home will be a recently converted freight ship “Brandaris” docked near the centre of Amsterdam. It is fully equipped for your stay. You will have your own cabin and share the living space with other volunteers. Grocery stores are nearby. You will be provided with a bike, and public transport is also very close. The office and your living area are one the same ship. That makes for a very short commute, but can also mean little privacy sometimes. There are occasional weekend meetings at the office. The Brandaris shipdog Tibbe lives onboard and spends some of his time in the office.


– Upon arrival training offered by the national EVS agency, – Personal development workshops, – Coaching by a friendly mentor, – Coaching sessions with project leader, – Daily guidance by our office crew or professional sailing crew (when on board a vessel), – Fundraising workshops, – Training/preparation to become a mentor for trainees on board sail training tall ships, – Sail training on board certified sail training vessels.


Our perfect EVS volunteer is: – proficient in English, both spoken and in writing; – over 21 years old; – able to work independently, self-motivated; – creative, flexible and inspired; – sailing experience (even better if it’s on Tall Ships); – with good communication skills – or the willingness to develop them; – prepared to come up with her/his own project after an adjustment period; Some additional qualities which will be a big plus: – the ability to make and edit videos/vlogs – or the willingness to learn; – driver’s license; – relevant work experience and/or education.