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Volunteering in the Netherlands

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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 €150 per month or €1,500 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 €1,500), 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.