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    Helping the ones around you

    Volunteering will get you in touch with a complex society and enrich your personality. There are plenty of community organisations that you can join.

    Volunteers wanted: VUB database

    A cooperation between the VUB Career Center and Jobat resulted in this database of volunteering offers. If you want to lend a hand, check out the offers here.

    The Flemish Volunteering Centre

    Het Steunpunt Vrwijilligerswerk, or the Flemish Volunteering Centre, supports volunteers and volunteering organisations in Brussels. You can find an extensive database with volunteer jobs in the city on their website.

    Volunteering at the VUB

    Looking to help around the university? You can join international student organisations, meet a new student or help make the campus a better place!

    The VUB, so much more than just studying

    Meet students from all over the world by joining student organisations, or get in touch with the international student platform!

    Become a Buddy!

    Know your way around Brussels? As an international student, you have first-hand experience on how confusing the first days abroad can be. Help our new international VUB students feel at home by becoming a buddy!

    Green Team VUB

    Our motivated student team engages in ecological projects in and around the university. We can help make the campus a more beautiful and sustainable place!

    Volunteering off campus

    Meet many new people while volunteering and experience the intricacies of life in Belgium.

    A Place to Live

    A Place to Live offers a meeting point for mothers, children and families in socially vulnerable circumstances. Students can join various activities and help in raising awareness.


    Hu-Bu connects NGOs with companies and volunteers. They offer a varied palette of human experiences. You are sure to find volunteering offers for every preference!

    Serve the City Brussels

    Serve the City is a worldwide volunteering movement. This is the place to go to help people in need at homeless shelters, refugee centers, orphanages etc. You can help in many ways: conversations, music, arts and crafts, meals and more!

    USE-IT Brussels

    Become a volunteer at USE‐IT Brussels and make young travellers discover the city through your eyes. Manneken pis and waffles? Non merci! Join our team and tell people about the real smell of this dirty lovely city. Interested? Send an e-mail to infodesk@use-it.be

    Either in Belgium or abroad

    Internships can be a part of your study programme, or can be chosen as an alternative to some courses. You can also sign up for voluntary internships.

    Internships as part of your programme

    An internship may be integrated in a study programme. Some study paths also allow taking up an internship as an alternative to several courses. After the internships, professors will receive feedback on the intern's performance, and students will be graded and obtain credits.

    Students will search for an internship by themselves, with the recommendations provided by the faculty. The internships must be approved by their study supervisor.

    Please contact your faculty if you want to take up an internship as part of your study path.

    Voluntary internship

    During your study you can choose to do a voluntary internship. If you choose to do an internship in Belgium, you have to make sure you fulfill three conditions:

    • The internship is unpaid
    • The internship takes places during the period that you are enrolled as student at the VUB
    • The internship is related to your study

    To do a voluntary internship during your studies, you need the approval of the VUB. You will have to fill in a request form and take it to the VUB Career Centre.

    More information about internships is available on the VUB Career Centre website.

    Intership abroad

    If you want to do an internship abroad, you also have to consider the labour laws and regulations of the country.

    The VUB Career Center can give you more information on the practicalities. 

    Looking for an internship?

    Internship database

    Specific info per programme


    Advice, tips & support

    VUB Career Center