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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 nathanella@roeland.be 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

Would you like to become a volunteer at Roeland vzw, or are you simply looking for additional training? Are you eager to gain new insights about didactics or to expand on your animation techniques? Our training weekend for volunteers on 15-17 March is just what you are looking for. More information to follow.

New volunteers (17+)

The Roeland training weekend is the ideal preparation for your first, unforgettable language holiday! Discover our basic principles and methods, learn how to create fun games, find out how to put together the perfect language workshop and get lots of new ideas from our experienced workshop leaders. 

In addition, you will get to know other enthusiastic volunteers and you will get a taste of the wonderful Roeland atmosphere. More information to follow!

Training sessions

Roeland organizes free training sessions for volunteers throughout the year.

Practical information

Planned training sessions

  • 4/05/2024

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 2025
  • 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.



  • 26/10 – 31/10/2024

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

Any general questions, contact lieve@roeland.be

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