European Solidarity Corps

The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. Loesje International takes part in this initiative with our project "Volunteering abroad: I take full responsibility for becoming different".

Every year Loesje International hosts two European Solidarity Corps Volunteers from Different countries for 12 months. The project usually starts on the 1 September and lasts until the 31 August every year.Our Volunteers live for free in Arnhem, do society-committed work and enjoy life.

Loesje International can also send Dutch volunteers abroad to work for other Organisations participating in European Solidarity Corps initiative.

If you're interested in more detailed information please feel free to contact us: esc(at)



Tasks our volunteers can do:

- Contact with international Loesje groups.

- Co-organising events like Summer camp, Congress, writing sessions.

- Participating in international writing workshops

- Translating international texts in your own language

- Lay-out posters

- Freedom to think of and carry out own creative plans and initiatives.

- Helping with the development of the website homepage and updating and innovating it

In all tasks will be a balance between working together and working independently.

If you speak Dutch there will also be other possibilities as tasks, e.g. text writing with local Loesje-groups, giving workshops to external organisations in The Netherlands.

Why Loesje?

Loesje is an idealistic organisation which aims for a creative society based on own initiative and active citizenship. The objective is to exchange ideas and opinions, to stimulate people to create their own ideas. Loesje mainly uses posters with short but strong texts (one-liners), which shine a different light on particular subjects. Our main activity is to create such posters, together with our members, as well as with people from other organisations. The posters are spread on the Internet, around the streets, in community centres, schools etc. The aims of the organisation are to spread black and white posters to colour life and to create possibilities, in which participants of Loesje activities can start and support progressive social initiatives.

The atmosphere at the Loesje office is informal, fun, busy but with is a lot of space to come up with new, own ideas. Support is present during the whole year yet we encourage self-initiative. An active attitude is essential in the work we do.


Before applying, please read the regulations and selection criteria. If you have questions feel free to contact us. 


You are not allowed to be Dutch

You should be between 18 and 30 years old

You should be able to speak English and preferable more languages

Selection Criteria:

* A strong motivation clearly described what you want to do

* CV and Creative Vitae (what are your creative skills?)

* A good level of speaking and understanding English

* Able to work independent and develop own ideas

* We should believe you will fit in our team

* Because of the strict Dutch immigration policy and bureaucracy, we unfortunately only host volunteer from inside the European Union.

Application deadline:

The deadline for 2020-2021 applications ended on the 15 April 2020.

Applications for 2021-2022 are still open. Feel free to contact us, if you're interested. You can send your application to esc(at)