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!


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!


We are looking for


  • 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

Anyone who applies will be invited to our training weekend. It’s a great way for us to get to know you and a great opportunity for you to learn more about Roeland camps, what the job of a summer camp volunteer entails and what our activities and workshops are all about.

Practical information

  • 60 euros for a weekend with two overnight stays, including meals.
  • 50 euros for a weekend with one overnight stay, including meals.
  • 30 euros for a weekend without overnight stay, including meals.
  • If you participate in two weekends (e.g. English and French), you only need to pay for one
  • The weekends take place in Ghent. You have the opportunity to stay overnight in the youth hostel on Saturday night

Dates 2020 

  • 7 and 8 March 2020
  • 28 and 29 March 2020

Want to take part in a training weekend? Register here. After that, you can indicate which training weekend you would like to take part in. 

Training sessions

Roeland organizes free training sessions for volunteers throughout the year.

Practical information

Planned training sessions

  • EHBO in een Roelandcontext (11/05 in Gent)
  • Premiers soins dans le contexte Roeland (16/02 à Gand)

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 2020
  • 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.


Any general questions, contact

Our volunteers