Vacature details Sympathetic ear for the person behind the refugee.

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4 hours

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Vluchtelingen in de Knel is looking for

Psychosocial counselor

Volunteer workOngoing

Function description

Socially involved employee (psychologist, therapist or social worker) with attention to the person behind the refugee.
Psychosocial counselor

Who are we?
Vluchtelingen in de knel offers protection to refugees who have been rejected and therefore excluded from amenities. We work from the principal every person has the right to a dignified existence. That is why we are committed to ensuring these refugees have access to basic services and offer them intensive social-legal support.

Who are you
You are involved with these people and want to contribute to their dignified existence. You are confident and a real go-getter. You find it an interesting challenge to offer psychosocial guidance to people with a diverse background and sometimes obstacles in the linguistic area.

What you’re doing
As a psychosocial counselor you try to support our clients in conversations to get a grip on daily lives in the Netherlands. Our clients often suffer from psychological problems from traumas from their country of origin or their precarious existence in the Netherlands.

How much time is required from you?
At least one part of a day per week. Depending on your availability, for example, 1 or 2 conversations in the week.
Possibly attend work meeting and training or other interesting meetings.

What do we ask of you
Affinity with the target group
Empathetic attitude
Social attitude
Mastery of the Dutch and English language

What do we offer you?
The opportunity to really contribute to a dignified existence of a refugee.
A warm and close team to work in.
Guidance, support and training.
A thorough induction training
We value you as individual
The possibility to develop yourself

You can call us at 040-2569517 and ask for the volunteer coordinator, or mail your CV with a short motivation to for an exploratory talk.

Required skills

Thinking, Analyse, Communicating and coaching, Work independently

Minimal level of education

Academic, College


This work gives the opportunity to truly contribute to improving the situation of undocumented asylum seekers.

Target group


Days / Dayparts

MondayMorning, Afternoon
TuesdayMorning, Afternoon
WednesdayMorning, Afternoon
ThursdayMorning, Afternoon

Name organization

Vluchtelingen in de Knel


Volunteer organization


Doelstelling: Vluchtelingen in de Knel is een non-profit organisatie die zich sterk maakt voor de basisrechten van (afgewezen) vluchtelingen, vanuit de vaste overtuiging dat ieder mens bestaansrecht heeft. De doelstelling wordt bereikt mede door beïnvloeding van het overheidsbeleid met betrekking tot (afgewezen) vluchtelingen en hun rechten. The Vluchtelingen in de Knel (refugees stuck) foundation is a non-profit organization committing itself to defend basic rights of (rejected) refugees, convinced that every human being has a right to exist. The goal is achieved through influencing government policy with regard to (rejected) refugees and their rights.

Core activity

Helping as many (rejected) refugees o reach future perspective with all available resources and make their basic rights count. Important to achieve this goal is contribute to public awareness of the situation of (rejected) refugees in the Netherlands.


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