About Working with YWAM Amsterdam
Though each of us have a different story, everyone at YWAM Amsterdam has felt God’s direction to join this urban missional community. If you feel God speaking to you about joining us here, please read the information below to gain a great perspective of what that looks like.
WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS
All staff and volunteers are asked to put their faith and trust in God for their finances and are responsible to raise their own support by sharing their vision with churches, family and friends. By doing this we practice a dependancy on God throughout our entire lives, not only in our ministry.
WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS FOLLOWING JESUS
YWAM Amsterdam is a group of friends following Jesus. As an organisation, as workers and volunteers, as mentors and friends, as a community, we are devoted to following Jesus together and carrying out His work here in the city of Amsterdam and around the world. Everyday, we seek to better know Jesus through relationship and organically building His kingdom together.
WAYS ON WORKING WITH US
There are several different ways on how to get involved:
Full time staff; you have done a DTS and are looking to join us long term.
Full time volunteer; you haven't done a DTS and want to join us for not longer than 1 year
Part time volunteer; you haven't done a DTS and you want to be involved part time
ONCE I AM ACCEPTED, WHEN CAN I ARRIVE?
We will inform you when we are ready to receive you. For non-Europeans, your permits must be granted before you come. Also, we need to check the availability of your allocated room. If you are staying longer than three months, you will be required to take part in a New Staff Orientation called Cultivate before you begin working. Cultivate is held four times a year, the last week of: February, May, August and November.
So great you're interested in getting involved with YWAM Amsterdam! Here is a quick overview of the application process.
1. GET IN CONTACT WITH US
Start the application process by filling out this quick form! This will give us a good idea of what your interests are and how we can help you best in your application process. If you are still unsure about applying, this would be a good time for us to answer any questions you have.
As soon as we’ve answered your questions and you're ready to apply, we will send you the link to the online application forms.
3. APPLICATION FEE
After sending your application form, please make your application fee payment.
Depending on what you're applying for, we will email your specified references to ask for their input on your application.
5. QUICK CALL
Once we have your application and all references, we will set up a quick (skype) call with you to get to know you more and answer any questions.
After we've prayerfully made the decision wether your involvement with YWAM Amsterdam will a good place for you, we will start the onboarding process. We will ask you for a little bit more information from you to serve you best in this process.
For those with citizenship outside the European Union wanting to stay longer than three months, there will be additional paperwork to complete once you have been accepted. You may find more information below.
NEW STAFF ORIENTATION
Depending on the duration of your stay, all new staff are required to complete a New Staff Orientation upon arrival to YWAM Amsterdam. The New Staff Orientation is held four times a year, in February, May, August and November.
Residence Permits, Work Permits and Visas
If you are considering working with YWAM Amsterdam for longer than 3 months, you may require a visa or residence permit to stay in The Netherlands. Please carefully read the information below to find out whether this applies to you and what steps you should follow.
DO YOU REQUIRE A VISA OR PERMIT?
NATIONALS OF AN EU/EEA MEMBER STATE OR SWITZERLAND:
If your country of citizenship is Switzerland, within the European Union or European Economic Area; you do not need to apply for a visa, a residence permit or work permit to stay within The Netherlands.
An official list of countries of citizenship that do not require a visa or residence permit may be found here.
A work permit (TWV) is required to work with any organisation in the Netherlands. To apply for a work permit you need to have a monthly support of €1242,-. If you don’t have that amount monthly we can’t start applying for a work permit for you.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST?
The costs for the residence permit is €290 and must be paid upon submitting the application form. You pay the Dutch immigration services for the handling of the application, not for the permit itself. The fees will not be refunded if your application is refused.
The residence permit can be extended every 3 years, this will cost €290.
DON'T FEEL OVERWHELMED!
YWAM Amsterdam’s personnel team is here to help you! If you aren't in contact with us already, please feel free to write us here.
We believe every new staff member is a gift from God and we want to encourage you to put your trust in His provision and guidance in this process.