Count Me In | About

Creating Community & Caring for our City

While busy with your daily life in the city, you can start to lose a sense of connection to the larger community. 

Be part of the network that’s making a difference in Amsterdam. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds to form a community that cares for those in need all over the city. As a volunteer, you get to step outside yourself, connect with others who are also helping out and experience Amsterdam in a different way than your everyday. Come build a new garden, visit our elderly neighbors, serve sandwiches to our homeless or clean up our city parks. 

We believe in creating a better future for our city, and it starts with caring as a community, for our community. 

Connect back to give back, for Amsterdam.

Create. Community. Care. City.

Count Me In was set up in response to the remarkable growth in support offered during the coronavirus outbreak to three volunteer organisations in Amsterdam.

We saw with our own eyes the warm-hearted way people reacted during this crisis situation, with a real sense of togetherness and willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves. But even as things start to return to ‘normal’, we volunteer organisations are well aware how much demand there remains for support. Many are keen to continue supporting others in the future but at the same time we recognise that people’s time is precious. Count Me In is therefore especially designed to match busy agendas with easily accessible activities that are customised to the wishes of volunteers.

We’ve been super-impressed with the willingness among the people of Amsterdam to come together for each other. Let’s keep this spirit of togetherness alive… There’s so much more to do!

– – Brigitte Vonck Makkinje, Director Serve the City Amsterdam