P60 holds a valid accreditation as both host and sending organisation for the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), a project authorised by the European Commission and part of the EU Erasmus+ program. Click here for more information about the European Solidarity Corps.
Click here to see the database of volunteering opportunities.
ESC allows young people, aged 17-30, from all over the world to become a volunteer abroad. The young volunteers are given the opportunity to contribute to the daily work of organisations and discover new skills and highlighting under-utilised ones. There are multiple fields of work the engaged youth can choose from and they range from arts and culture to leisure. The participation in an ESC program is free of charge.
Dutch youngsters that would like to go abroad can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You want to participate in the ESC program in P60?
Would you like to join the P60 ESC program? That's great, we're looking forward to meeting you. But, first things first. Please read the following information carefully.
Each year we have room for two volunteers. We only select volunteers who are available for a full year. Naturally you'd need to have a sincere interest in working in art/culture and/or media/communication. The next ESC programs will kick off in May 2019 (2 ESC places starting 01-05-2019) and September 2019 (2 ESC places starting 01-09-2019).
If you are admitted to the program, you will live in the ESC house, which is near P60. You will have your own private bedroom and share common facilities (living room/kitchen/shower/toilet/garden) with other ESC volunteers. In the first three months of the program you will work together with our local volunteers, in different departments. Also you will participate in a Dutch language course. After the first months' of training, you'll be working a specific task to your liking (sound, light, graphic design, media, projects.) When the year is over and it's time to go home, you'll be awarded a Youthpass.
Although ESC programs are unpaid, our program is not without benefits entirely. Apart from the great experience, P60 will pay you a monthly allowance of 295 euro. (You can use 110,- as pocket money, the rest is strictly for food and beverages). You'll also get a free local travel pass and a bicycle. On top of that, the costs of travel to and from Holland are compensated by P60. If you are interested in joining our ESC program in September 2019 (2 ESC places starting 01-09-2019):
- Join the corps here, you need that registration number.
- Please send a motivational letter (and for which vacancy you want to apply) and your Europass to email@example.com between December 1st 2018 and February 1st 2019.
Applications sent before or after these dates will not be taken in consideration.
Make sure you are registered at a sending organisation! If you haven't found one yet, click here for an overview of organisations.
// ESC volunteers - Work with us
About our venue
P60 is a venue for pop culture and media in Amstelveen (83.000 inhabitants) near Amsterdam. We offer a very broad selection of activities consisting of – but not limited to – concerts, dance events, festivals, visual arts, workshops, masterclasses and European exchanges. Every Tuesday to Saturday our café is open and every Thursday to Saturday there is a concert or dance event in our main hall.
We work with a small team of paid staff (8 fte) and 50 local volunteers. Our target group are youngsters from the age of 16 to 30. Most of our volunteers are also part of this target group.
Our aim is to offer activities for youngsters and to stimulate talent development (for example: we have 3 rehearsal rooms for musicians). We receive around 40.000 visitors per year on more than 155 activities. The capacity of our main concert hall is 650 people (standing). We partly get funded by the city of Amstelveen.
Want to see what we do?
What are we looking for?
We can host up to 4 European Solidarity Corps volunteers; 2 starting in September and 2 starting in May. Our ESC volunteers have some general tasks but mainly work in a specific field of their interest.
1.: Customer Service (starting September 1st 2019 – 12 months)
We are looking for someone with high energy who is enthusiastic and has a feeling for service.
Tasks: working in the different departments of the concert hall (the bars/cloakroom etc.).
2.: Video (starting September 1st 2019 – 12 months)
We are looking for a person with experience in (or wants to learn all about) the area of video.
Tasks: making promotion videos for the P60 site and other projects.
Note: unfortunately we do not offer the possibility to organize events.
What do we offer?
If you are admitted to the program, you will live in the ESC house, which is near P60. You will have your own private bedroom and share common facilities (living room/kitchen/shower/toilet/garden) with other ESC volunteers. In the first three months of the program you will work together with our local volunteers, in different departments (behind the bar, in the cloakroom etc.). Next to this you'll be working on a specific task as mentioned above. When the year is over and it's time to go home, you'll be awarded a Youthpass.
Although ESC programs are unpaid, our program is not without benefits entirely. Apart from the great experience, P60 will pay you a monthly allowance of € 295,- (you can use € 110,- as pocket money, the rest is strictly for food and beverages). You'll also get a free local travel pass and a bicycle. On top of that, the costs of travel to and from The Netherlands are compensated by P60.
Aside having basic English language skills, we’re looking for people who are flexible and don’t have a problem with working during the evenings/nights. Experience in the specific fields is a plus, but most importantly we’re just looking for people who love music!
If you wish to apply, please send an email to esc@P60.nl before February 1st. In your email, please mention explicitly for which of the spots you’re applying, attach your motivation letter and your resume. We would also like to see some of your work – if possible – so if you have a portfolio or something, please attach this as well or send us a link.