Youth participation / Young i-doe

Which skills do you want to use to make Leiden even more fun?
If you volunteer for one of the hundreds of initiatives and organisations, you will be building your CV, you will gain experience in your field of study or work and you will increase your network. In addition, it will give you a good feeling to mean something to someone else or to make an impact on society. Moreover, research shows that voluntary commitment makes you more relaxed, happier and healthier!

Visit our vacancies section
Go directly to the vacancies and get inspired. You can filter by activity type, target group, city district, etc. Register as a volunteer, without obligation, and if you see something that appeals to you, you can easily respond online and come into contact directly with the organisation itself.

For more information about volunteering, you can visit our Open Contact Point in the central library at Tuesdays or Thursdays between 12 and 16 pm (Nieuwstraat 4 Leiden). You can also send an email to: or call/app to +316 30210324.

Are you studying in Leiden? Use your talents to help another!
Not only paid work adds something to your skill set, voluntary work also contributes to you as a Young Professional. i-doe works closely with Leiden University and their Community Engagement Service (CES) platform, whereby supply and demand from social organizations and students are matched.

Young i-doe
Young i-doe has the goal to inform, enthuse and match young people between the age of 14 and 27 regarding volunteering. Young i-doe forms an enthusiastic and diverse youth team with interns and volunteers. This youth team will get to work, led by a coordinator, with all kinds of activities in Leiden to speak to as much young people as possible, and activate them to volunteering. Our partners are MBO Rijnland, Hogeschool Leiden, Universiteit Leiden, SOL Leiden, Fonds1818.

  • We host guest lessons and workshops on high schools, MBO Rijnland, Hogeschool Leiden and Universiteit Leiden
  • We are present at festivals or participate at other events with young people
  • We make vlogs and blogs
  • We make social media campaigns
  • We train organisations in how to raise and accompany volunteers
  • We help young people with finding cool vacancies through the collaboration with the schools and through our Open Contact Point
  • We think along with initiatives or ideas regarding youth participation and volunteering

Join the Young i-doe team?
We have internship places and volunteer places within Young i-doe where you can gain work experience and learn various competences and skills. Interested? Contact Lotte via, email your CV, motivation and how you would like to join our team. We look forward to meeting you!


Contact us

Telephone: +31 (0)6-30210324

Visit us!
Do you want to volunteer, but do not know what the possibilities are? Do you have a question as an organisation regarding voluntary commitment? Then visit our Open Contact Point. Our advisors will be happy to assist you. You can find us in the heart of the city. Do you want to know more? Follow the news on our social media channels.

  • Open Contact Point Leiden:
    Central Library, Nieuwstraat 4 (Next to the coffee corner)/ 06-30210324
    Tue/Thu | 12.00 – 16.00

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