Frequently Asked Questions
How to I apply?
You can start the application process here!
Do I need to complete a DTS before I can volunteer with you?
We require that you have completed a DTS before you can apply to join staff with YWAM. If you are married, it is also required that both husband and wife have successfully graduated from a DTS. If you are wanting to apply as full-time staff here in Amsterdam, we ask that you commit a minimum of 2 or more years. Volunteers that are eager to serve the base in any way, are welcome to volunteer anywhere from two weeks to one year and a DTS is not necessary.
DO ANY MINISTRIES REQUIRE A MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT?
The Lighthouse or the Evangelism Team require you to be available for at least three months. If you are interested in serving with any other ministries, it is preferable that you commit at least three weeks.
WILL I BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR FOOD AND HOUSING AND WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
Yes, a room on the base cost approximately €100 per month (prices may vary for staff/volunteers from different countries (Nation A, B or C). This price does not include food. It is possible for you to cook for yourself in one of the kitchens provided, alternatively you can sign up for meals provided by the base kitchen for a very affordable price. We can not guarantee room availability, so this will have to be confirmed before you are accepted.
ONCE I'M ACCEPTED, WHEN CAN I ARRIVE?
We will inform you when you can arrive. For non-Europeans, the permits must be granted before coming. Also, we need to check when your allocated room will become available. If you are staying longer than three months, you will be required to take part in a New Staff Orientation (NSO) before you begin working. The orientation week is held four times a year, the last week of February, May, August and November.