Volunteer vacancy: Dutch-speaking archival volunteer

10 May 2022


The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) collects and preserves original source material documenting the social history of expatriate life for academic researchers. We are based in The Hague and have a small, dedicated staff. We are supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers of different backgrounds, nationalities, and ages. The working language in our office is English.


We are looking for a native Dutch speaker with archiving experience to help us process archival material in Dutch at our office in The Hague.


The tasks may consist of:

  • Cataloguing digital or physical documents such as correspondence, diaries, publications, and photos;
  • Creating new archival and content descriptions and checking existing ones for errors and completeness;
  • Creating an arrangement system and reference codes.



  • Native Dutch speaker;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Experience in archiving or records management;
  • Ability to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours a week on Mondays or Tuesdays;
  • Capability to structure and organise on a very detailed level;
  • Experience in Excel.


All volunteers need to have a valid working permit for the European Union, whether working at the EAC office or remotely.


We offer:

  • Training on the job;
  • Professional work environment;
  • An opportunity to enhance your archiving, computer, and management skills;
  • Unlimited chocolate;
  • Superb lunch discussions.


If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please send us your CV and a motivational letter to welcome@xpatarchive.com.


For more information about the EAC, visit www.xpatarchive.com.