Life is not all about work and play. It is about compassion and helping others as well. In the Netherlands, there are a variety of ways you can show both. The country is a center for all kinds of organizations that work across a variety of causes. From environmental sustainability to healthcare, human rights to poverty, virtually every topic is covered somewhere and by someone.
Each and every one of these organizations accept applicants (some offer quite high paying jobs) and most accept volunteers, should you have some extra time on your hands. It all just depends on your interests and niche. With that, we have put together this list of all the nonprofits, intergovernmental, and NGOs in the Netherlands for you to have a look at.
Things to Remember When Working with NGO’s or IO’s
Working for an NGO or IO can be very fulfilling and rewarding. Keep in mind however that some of the opportunities are income tax free. Which means you won’t have to pay taxes in The Netherlands. This, obviously is a reason to jump for joy, but in most of these case you won’t be able to deduct the interest on a mortgage. Furthermore, you may not be eligible for Dutch health insurance, and so you may need to take out international health insurance, such as Cigna Global or Safety Wing.
Without further ado here is the list:
European Cultural FoundationArt & Culture
|Child Helpline International||Child Support|
|Amnesty International||Human Rights|
|Clean Clothes Campaign||Manufacturing|
|Doctors Without Borders||Heathlcare|
|Fair Wear Foundation||Labor|
|Friends of the Earth||Environment|
|International Union for Conservation of Nature||Environment|
|Stichting VIA||Conflict Resolution|
|World Granny||Elder Care|
|World Press Photo||Photography & Journalism|
|UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education||Environment|
|AIESEC||Development & Leadership|
|Basug Diaspora and Development||Bangladeshi Support|
|Bernard van Leer Foundation||Child Services|
|Global Human Rights Defence||Human Rights|
|International Criminal Court||Court|
|International Court of Justice||Court|
|International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia||Court|
|Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons||Peace|
|Wild Geese Foundation||Development|
|Special Tribunal for Lebanon||Court|
|European Centre for Development Policy Management||Development|
|European Space Agency||Research|
|Mercy Ships Holland||Healthcare|
|Stichting Natuur en Milieu||Environment|
|World Wildlife Fund||Environment|
Have we left out any other nonprofits, intergovernmental, and NGOs in the Netherlands? Let us know!