(Unpaid) work and income for refugees from Ukraine
As a refugee from the Ukraine you are allowed to work in the Netherlands. From 1 April 2022 you will no longer need a work permit (official work permit or work permit). You can also volunteer.
Information from the central government
The national government has a list of relevant matters in the field of work and income on its website .
Think of things like:
- Living money – the amount and what it is intended for, when it stops.
- What kind of documents are needed if you want to work.
- What should you keep in mind if you want to do volunteer work?
Information from the municipality of Woerden
Living allowance/financial allowance:
More information about living allowance/financial allowance can be found on the website of the municipality of Woerden.
Paid w ork:
The municipality of Woerden facilitates you to get paid work as well and as quickly as possible. They have asked the organization Ferm Werk to facilitate you where you need it. You can find more information on the Ferm Werk website .
- Keep in mind that if you start working you must take out health insurance. You can also contact Ferm werk for questions about this.
- Transport to work, if that is an obstacle for you, make this also negotiable at Ferm werk. Then they can think along with you.
There is a lot to do in Woerden and we like it if you want to contribute or join a volunteer organization or organize an activity.
Volunteering usually involves working for a non-profit social organization. This can be in healthcare, welfare, sports, culture and education. But it is also possible that you voluntarily help one or more private individuals with something that they cannot (any longer) do themselves, for example doing odd jobs around the house or gardening. Volunteering, as it says, is not paid. It is work that you do, because you have a passion to do something for someone else and to contribute to society in Woerden.
- Paid work always takes precedence, because you will earn an income with it. It is important that your priority is finding paid work.
- We are happy to think along with you in finding volunteer work, if you are ready. Look here for vacancies. If you have any questions, please contact Nienke de Haan from Hart voor Woerden. Nienke can be reached by phone on Tuesday or Thursday morning on 06 06 82 87 96 40. For example, she can help you think about volunteering that suits you.
- There is also plenty to do in the district where you can be of significance. Neighborhood connectors work at Buurtwerk who can help. A neighborhood connector is usually connected to 1 or more neighbourhood/district/village houses. This is a hospitable, accessible place where residents can meet each other and drink coffee. The community connectors also have a role in these community centres. The community connectors, together with volunteers from a community center and residents, provide hospitality and a beautiful, varied (social) program of activities. The neighborhood connector is a living information point for a neighborhood or district and has many and sometimes surprising contacts in one day. They have a good and close network. They know their way around the neighborhood and can refer to social and care organisations, (sports) associations, the municipality and other parties that can mean something for the resident. All those parties, involved volunteers and the residents themselves are essential to grow up and grow old together in a pleasant way in the neighborhood or district. If you would like to know more, please contact community worker Corinna Mitrovich .