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Consultants, interns and volunteers

Self-employed consultants continue to contribute to our mission when additional support is required. 45 consultants were hired over the course of 2017, both on a short-term and long-term basis. Adherence to the new law (Deregulering Beoordeling Arbeidsrelaties) governing the recruitment of consultants did, however, present certain challenges.

The number of interns working for the organisation remained broadly static during 2017 - 11 interns were on average learning and working in various departments during the year. Our interns make a significant contribution to our activities which is greatly appreciated. They help create the young and optimistic atmosphere at head office and contribute valuable knowledge and experience.

Our volunteers made yet another significant contribution to our marketing activities in 2017. They gave 159 presentations at schools, companies and sports clubs, collected numerous cheques and were present at festivals and events such as our TV special ‘Jij&Ik’ and the fundraising concert given by superstar DJ Martin Garrix.

We also launched a new Volunteer Policy and strategy in 2017, which was met with an enthusiastic response from our army of volunteers.