Vacancy Volunteer Coordinator

We love it when a plan comes together. And one of our favourite moments is when all the volunteers join the team. That is quite a group at the time of the festival and that group must be coordinated. Are you social, flexible and do you work in a structured way? Then you just might be our next volunteer coordinator! This vacancy can be adapted to be filled by a professional, trainee or intern.

Deadline June 16th 2024. However, if you want to do an internship, you can register all year round.

“Volunteering with NFP is an absolute delight. I love how open, welcoming and inspiring the atmosphere is within the organisation and for its volunteers. I also admire with how much passion everybody has worked to make this event a continuous success. Thank you for the experience and I’d look forward to collaborating again in the future!” – Volunteer, 2021

By Marie-Flor

As a volunteer coordinator you are part of the hospitalityteam.
Together with the head of hospitality, talent coordinator and the event coordinator, you make the connection between the organisation and its audience. You make sure that the volunteers feel at home with us, have a good time and learn something new. Activities can also look like this:

  • Volunter recruitment, contact and support.
  • Communication with volunteers: newsletters, handouts and other instructions and correspondence.
  • Organization of volunteer trainings and meetings (this includes the movie night and volunteer party)
  • Fill in the volunteer schedule
  • Location management during the festival
  • Provide part of the training (we do this together)

As a volunteer you are the intermediary of NonFiction and its volunteers.

  • Enthusiastic about the vision and objective of NonFiction Photo
  • A practical attitude and the ability to work independently.
  • You are communicative, both verbally and
    in writing, both in Dutch and in English (the official language is English!)
  • No 9 – 5 mentality
  • You can work systematically and like to keep an overview
  • You are customer-oriented, empathetic and stress-resistant
  • A good local network, preferably in the (international) student world, is an advantage
  • A background in education, events or HR is an advantage

It is possible to fill this vacancy as an intern, from 5 ECT. You then have a supporting function for the production coordinator. Under the guidance of experienced professionals you can work part time or full time. We adjust the internship duration and content to fit your course and education level. This is a challenging internship with hard deadlines, especially if you have your run between October and December. See the internship page for more information.


If you are at the start of your career, it is possible to fulfill this position as a trainee. This is a work experience place with personal guidance and a lot of responsibility.


Do you want to use your experience for the cultural sector, make a career switch or do you have time to spare? Join as a professional and share your knowledge with the rest of the team. Expect a lot of personal input and responsibility.

“Working at NonFiction is a great opportunity to build something important together. You can realize yourself in areas where you feel strong, but also you can learn something new.” – Ewa, team member 2021

NonFiction Photo Community

NonFiction photo is an ideological organisation with an eye for its people. Here you work both independently and in a team as part of a diverse team in a creative environment. You have plenty of room for self-development, get a look behind the scenes of a large-scale cultural event and can meet (well-known) photographers. The team meets up monthly for consultation and conviviality and ends the period with a party. Thanks to the direct way of communication, there is a lot of room for your own initiative and creativity.

Further benefits

  • Participation in the training programme for tour guides
  • Participation in workshops such as photography, metal, design and excel
  • Free admission to all events, including the VIP opening and the Academy program with guided tours and lectures
  • A letter of recommendation on behalf of the NonFiction Photo Foundation (in case of mutual satisfaction).

A number of specific features for this function:

  • As a trainee or professional, the maximum monthly volunteer allowance of €170 per month is available for this position.
  • Option: participation in the workshops of the Talent Track (photography & design)
Working Period

From July to December you work an average of 2 to 3 days a week: in the
summer 1.5 and in October and November 3 to 4 days (and then you are also
available daily for the volunteers). You help during the
festival as location manager, are present at the construction and dismantling of the festival and of course you are present with the volunteers
training sessions (6 evenings a week in October and November).

You can determine your own hours and work at our office (HQ) in the Biotoop in Haren. In consultation, it is also possible to work from home and, if desired, in the evenings and weekends. The tasks can be expanded depending on your availability and interests. It is possible to change the timing of the work in consultation.


Interested? Send your CV and motivation letter to Andrea Hooymans (director NFP) via Applications are in the following week at Biotoop, Kerklaan 30, Haren.

Are you in doubt about your availability, do you have any questions or do you want to use this position as an internship, without obligation, please contact us by e-mail or telephone. We’d like to think along with you.

Looking for another position with us? View our vacancies.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.


+31 6 306 530 13


Stichting NonFiction Photo
Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN, Haren
ANBI | Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling


NonFiction Photo Festival Groningen
November - December 2023
Synagoge – Folkingestraat 60


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