Become a Roeland volunteer!

Looking for a unique experience?

Do you love working with young people?
Is your English fluent?
Are you creative and dynamic?

Apply and become a member of our Roeland teams!

We are looking for:

  • Language instructors (activity leaders and teachers)
  • Logistic staff (kitchen and maintenance, First Aid)
  • Language instructors for our city visits and drama projects

More practical information about volunteer work at Roeland?
Check our FAQ!

Of course, we understand that you don’t take the decision to become a Roeland volunteer lightly. That you may have lots of questions. What does Roeland have to offer? What does a typical day at camp look like? How much preparation does it take? You can find all the answers here.


Why become a Roeland volunteer?

  1. 1
    You will get lots of experience of youth work
  2. 2
    You can brush up on your Dutch, English or French
  3. 3
    It looks great on your CV
  4. 4
    You can specify your preferences and availability
  5. 5
    You will develop your creative talents
  1. 6
    Your work will be highly appreciated
  2. 7
    You will receive plenty of support
  3. 8
    You will receive extra training once you have become a language instructor
  4. 9
    You will receive a volunteer allowance
  5. 10
    You will make friends for life

We offer a great experience in teaching English as a foreign language, a creative and stimulating working environment, the opportunity to gain experience in youth work, coaching by experienced staff, a volunteer allowance and an interesting experience to add to your resume!

Yes! You want to volunteer for Roeland. Request your introductory package now! E-mail with your contact details. We will send it to you as soon as possible. 


We are looking for

Language instructors (teachers)

  • are in charge of classroom activities (4 hours per day)
  • are coached by the head of didactics
  • reveive course materials
  • teach in a fun and communicative way
  • take part in other activities (afternoon games, special evenings)


  • are responsible for sports, singing sessions, afternoon games, workshops
  • are coached by the head of activities
  • always keep into mind the language aspect
  • use all their talents (sports, music)
  • take part in other acitivities (excursions, special evenings, ...)

Language instructors Junior

At the Junior courses and some of the themed courses, we don't make a difference between teachers and assistants. Language instructors are responsible for both teaching activities and sports, games, workshops.


Training weekends

Anyone who applies will be invited to our training weekend. It’s a great way for us to get to know you and a great opportunity for you to learn more about Roeland camps, what the job of a summer camp volunteer entails and what our activities and workshops are all about.

Practical information

  • The weekends take place in Ghent. You have the opportunity to stay overnight in the youth hostel on Saturday night
  • Price = € 50 for the weekend (including meals, workshops and a bed at the youth hostel)  

Dates 2022

  • 19 & 20 March

Want to take part in a training weekend? Register here. After that, you can indicate which training weekend you would like to take part in. 

Training sessions

Roeland organizes free training sessions for volunteers throughout the year.

Practical information

Planned training sessions

  • 7 May 2022

Stay informed!

  • For volunteers: click on ‘newsletter’ on your profile
  • Or register at the bottom of this page

Language instructor course (16+)

During this course we will teach you how to deal with children and teenagers, how to create games, prepare workshops, …

for whom?

  • You are 16 or older in the summer of 2021
  • You would like to obtain the ‘Animator in het jeugdwerk’ certificate (recognized by the Flemish government)
  • You would like to be a language instructor on one of our language holidays

If you finish the one-week course and the traineeship successfully, you will receive the ‘Animator in het jeugdwerk’ certificate. The course and the certificate are recognized by the Flemish government.

Most cities reimburse part of the course fee. Contact your city council to find out.



  • 30/10 - 4/11/2021
  • 29/10 - 3/11/2022

This course is given in 2 languages. Youcan choose for the French or English group.

Any general questions, contact

Our volunteers