Update Organization

If you are a staff member of Voluntary International Action Netherlands (VIA-NL), you may use this form to request an update to your organization's information. Please refer to our Privacy Statement if you have concerns about our management of this information.

Note that the same information may need to be entered in more than one place. For example, the duration of projects needs to be entered in a text description, as well as in specific Project Duration fields. The text fields are used for display to potential project participants, with the data fields are used to match participants with your organization.

Make any changes you wish on each of these forms, and then click "Submit Updates" (at the bottom of this long page):

   Your Information
Your Name:
Your E-Mail:

The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Organization Name:
Long Name:
Also Known As:
Any other name of the organization, such as
a former name, a DBA, or a different name in
different parts of the world.

   Type of Organization
The type of your organization as it relates to potential volunteers or advisors. Please refer to our Organizations page for the types of organizations. Specific listing criteria for Field Organizations is given on our Listing Criteria page. Please select a New Type only if you wish to change the type of your organization.
Current Type: Field Organization
New Type:

   Contact Information
The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Web Site:
E-Mail Address:
Name of person
receiving E-Mail:

The name of the person whose E-Mail address
is given above. If the E-Mail address above
is a "general" address, leave this field empty.
If you need to revise your organization's adddress,
enter it in the blank field below.
Address: VIA Netherlands
M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 56
NL-1054 SP Amsterdam

In this section, the current information is show above each field.
Enter a revised version of the information if you wish to make changes.
You may cut from the text of the current information and paste into the field below to begin a revision.
General Description: VIA-NL provides international voluntary projects, "workcamps", in the Netherlands. It also sends Dutch volunteers to workcamps and longer term projects abroad (all over the world, from America to Asia). VIA is the Dutch branch of the Service Civil International.
Program Information: Three distinct programs are offered:
The International Workcamps Program places volunteers in short (2-3 week) international workcamps, most of which take place during the summer. Groups of international volunteers live and work together on projects that benefit local communities and voluntary organizations.
The M/LTV (Medium/Long-Term Volunteer) program places volunteers, with workcamp-like experience, 21 years and older in 3 to 12 month projects.
The Teenage Working Group: Enables young people (age 16-20) from areas of high unemployment and other social problems to join in short-term voluntary work exchanges from European countries.
Describe the typical project length and style - community service, technical assistance, etc.
Qualifications: Generally, you have to be at least 16 to participate in a youngsters' workcamp, 18 to participate in a (foreign) developed country workcamp, and 21 for developing countries. Long term volunteers need to be at least 21 years old and to have workcamp-like experience. There is no upper age limit except where a project states specific age requirements.

Applicants must apply through the SCI branch in the country in which they reside.
What are the required qualifications for participants - experience, age, citizenship, etc.
Financial Arrangements: Each branch of the SCI has it's own fee schedule. VIA's is as follows: The application fee for the first (foreign) developed country workcamp in a year is €85. Any following camp in the same year is €60 (also in a (foreign) developed country). Except for any projects in the Balkans, where the application fee is €30. Some short term (workcamp) project hosts ask for an additional contribution to their cause. This is always the case in the Balkans countries.

For developing countries the application fee is €115.

You must arrange and pay for transportation to and from the project yourself.
General information about financial arrangements, from the view of a participant.
Volunteer Registration: Each year a workcampguide is released at the beginning of April. This guide contains information on most of that summer's short term projects and includes an application form. The guide can be ordered at the VIA web site. For long term projects, projects in developing countries and newly added or non-summertime camps, get in touch with the VIA-NL office through email or their web site.
How do participants register or apply?
History: In 1920 SCI was founded and shortly after that the first workcamp took place near Verdun (France). The volunteers assisted by the rebuilding of houses, destroyed during WW-I. The Dutch branch of SCI was founded in 1948 as IVH (International Voluntary Service) and merged with the 'Foundation Destruction/Construction' to become VIA in 1969. The biggest project that VIA (IVH) took place in was the counteract against the consequences of the vast floods in the Netherlands in 1953.
When and where was your organization incorporated or founded?
Mission Statement: The offering of effective support to people or institutions in need, where no help from any third parties is expected. This support is also meant to contribute to the common understanding of the participants and their surroundings.

The aims of SCI are to promote peace, international understanding and solidarity, social justice, sustainable development, and respect for the environment.
Your organization's mission statement.

This section lists your organization's religious and national affiliations and whether that affiliation is a requirement for volunteers.
Religious Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a member of this religion.
National Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a citizen of this country.

   Training and Experience
The level of training and experience helps us match volunteers with organizations. We use "college equivalent years" (CEYs) as a measure of training and experience. Each year of education after high school (grade 12) counts as one CEY. Every five years of industry experience counts as one CEY. For example, if you organization has a general requirement or preference for volunteers with a Bachelors degree and 10 years experience would be 6 CEYs.
Required/preferred training and experience:

If your organization specializes in field projects in particular fields, select them here. Additional information on the field choices is available at the Description of Industry Fields page.
Field 1:
Field 1 is
Field 2:
Field 2 is
Field 3:
Field 3 is

   Financial Arrangements
This section gives the financial arrangements for people participating in your projects. Please list the percentage of your projects that have the financial arrangements. For example, if half your projects use consultants who get paid a salary or substantial compensation, then the first field should be "50".
Participants are paid a
salary or substantial compensaion:
Participants are given a
small stipend or allowance:
Travel expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
Living expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
Expenses for a spouse
are covered by the project:
Expenses for dependent children
are covered by the project:
Participants pay a fee above travel
and living expenses to participate:
Your organization helps participants
raise funds to cover costs:

   Project Duration
Minimum project length:
Average project length:
Maximum project length:

   Age and Family
Minimum required participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Maximum limit on participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Youngest typical participant: years
Average age of typical participant: years
Oldest typical participant: years
Family: Participants may bring a spouse.
Dependent children may accompany the participant.

Number of potential participants registered:
If you maintain a database of potential volunteers.
Number of international projects undertaken by your organization:
in year:
Number of participants sent on international projects:
in year:

This section lists the number of countries in each region in which your organization has a presence (executes projects). Click on the name of each region to see what countries are included.
Africa: countries
Asia: countries
Australia-Oceania: countries
Caribbean: countries
Central America: countries
Eastern Europe: countries
Middle East: countries
North America: countries
South America: countries
Southeast Asia: countries
Western Europe: countries

This section details the organization's budget for the most recent year which information is available.
Budget amount:
In what currency:
For the year:
Percentage of budget
spent internationally:

   When all done ...
Comments about
your updates:


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