Portuguese speaking volunteers

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FairWork is looking for VOLUNTEERS with knowledge of the PORTUGUESE language and culture, M/F, 1 or 2 days a week)

As a volunteer, you inform Portuguese speaking workers in the Netherlands about their labour rights and their options in case of labour exploitation. You are the ears and the eyes of our foundation and you report on the ways Portuguese speaking workers are exploited in the Netherlands. FairWork uses this information to improve protection of victims of labour exploitation.

Do you believe everyone in the Netherlands is entitled to fair treatment at work? Do you want to:

  •  reach out to Portuguese speaking who are vulnerable to labour exploitation and inform them about their rights and possibilities, through (online) fieldwork?
  • inform Portuguese speaking communities and other organisations about FairWork?
  • conduct intakes, by phone or face-to-face, with Portuguese speaking workers who have problems at work?
  • assist our case manager in advising Portuguese speaking workers?
  • report on the problems  Portuguese speaking in the Netherlands are facing at work and enter your findings in our database?

Then please apply for this volunteer position now!

Skills and competencies required

We ask for:

  • good knowledge of English or Dutch;
  • good knowledge of the PORTUGUESE language and Portuguese and/or Brazilian culture;
  • good communication and social skills;
  • an independent and proactive work attitude;
  • ability to work with computer, e-mail and social media;
  • availability for a minimum of 8 hours a week, for at least 6 months;
  • availability to meet once a month our office in Amsterdam;
  • endorsement of our mission.


We offer:

  • a unique chance to gain working experience at an NGO;
  • professional training and guidance;
  • a team of enthusiastic colleagues in an inspiring working environment;
  • a volunteer contract for at least six months, for one or two days a week;
  • reimbursement of travel and other expenses.

Application procedure

Do you want to apply for this volunteer position? Please send your CV and a motivational letter to: before Monday Decemeber 12th 2022.

In case of questions about the vacancy: mail to

About FairWork

In the Netherlands, many migrant workers are being exploited. They work under bad conditions, for instance in agriculture, horticulture, hospitality, construction, domestic work or through job agencies. FairWork works from a victim’s perspective and defends the human rights of victims. Read more

More information about labour rights in Portuguese