Count Me In | Volunteering during Christmas

You get so much back when you give yourself and your time to other people.

Blue Monday: Baking to fight Loneliness

Throughout this “Corona” year, we have seen an overwhelming urge to help others. A massive movement towards reaching out, connecting, lending a hand and taking better care of each other. We would like to keep on helping people and offering flexible volunteering opportunities and help people in Amsterdam. Especially in the cold winter months coming up. Count Me In is an initiative designed to keep that momentum going. By joining us, you are raising your hand and committing to continue volunteering.

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Baking against loneliness

Blue Monday is coming on January 18th. This day is known as the most depressing day of the year … and we are also in lockdown. Time to cheer yourself up by making something tasty for someone else. Because giving makes you richer! On Sunday, January 17, you can get to work and make some nice cookies, muffins or a cake. We will also meet (if you like it) at Zoom to drink coffee with each other and share with each other & tell why we are doing this!

On January 18 (Blue Monday) you will bring your goodies to a care location or homeless location near you. You can choose a district and you will get the address from us!  This way you can brighten up the day of another person and you will have a fun-weekend-lockdown-activity with your roommates, family or friends! Win win!


Many people have responded, 500 people in Amsterdam have signed up, so the project is full and we are working hard to find locations for all the great volunteers that want to bake. Do you still want to join? Consider baking for a lonely neighbour instead!

“The people that helped me today are wonderful, I am delighted!”

– Nel, help receiver

“With helping out another person you get so much in return”

– Niels, volunteer

“It is opening new doors for us for the elderly”

– Laurie, volunteer coordinator Amsta 


Anyone can do it! We make it easy for our volunteers to take small steps that really create a world of difference. With your commitment, you’ll get access to various activities all around Amsterdam. Pick the ones you like, when it’s convenient for you. You can already help on the next action day of Serve the City on November 14th. Sign up below! 


Find out more about our partners:


One project day a month with various activities throughout Amsterdam.


Burennetwerk connects you to a neighbour that needs help (odd job, visit, a walk) and you can help out when it suits you.


Together we find a fun and suitable volunteer project for your group.


For young adults or students, we find interesting volunteer projects for your group or school.


For companies that want to give back to society, we will find an interesting project for your team and a good teambuilding experience.