Volunteering in the Netherlands
Where can I find out about opportunities to do useful voluntary work or join social clubs?
What kind of volunteer work is available in the Netherlands?
Are there also volunteering opportunities if I can’t commit for a longer term?
Do I need a work permit in order to volunteer?
If I get a small fee for my volunteer work, is this tax free?
If you get a small fee for your volunteer work, it is tax free only if you receive a maximum of €180 per month or €1,800 per year. Should you receive more, then you have to pay income tax. In order to be able to take advantage of this tax break (on the €1,800), the organisation with which you volunteer must have a so-called ANBI status and must provide you with the required documentation for your tax return. Please keep in mind that these figures are for 2021, but can change annually.