Het Actiefonds:

Lombokstraat 40
1094 AL Amsterdam
The Netherlands


+31 (0)20 6279661

NL 46 TRIO 0338622039


VACANCY • Region specialist South Asia/East Asia

Het Actiefonds is an independent fund that has been supporting social movements fighting for a just and sustainable world for over 50 years. It supports protests, demonstrations, strikes and other forms of direct action aimed at combating exploitation, climate change and social and economic inequality. Het Actiefonds is supported by individual donors and does not accept money from governments or corporations. Het Actiefonds relies in great part on the active contribution of volunteers.

General information

Wanted: region specialists South Asia(SAARC)/East Asia

Het Actiefonds has five sections with region specialists (volunteers) who decide which projects will be funded. We are now looking for volunteers with knowledge of and a network in either the Easte Asian region or the South Asian region (SAARC countries). Do you have affinity with activism and social movements and a few spare hours every month? And do you endorse the objectives and vision of Het Actiefonds? Join our section! 

The Asia section is responsible for funding action groups in different countries on the Asian continent. In addition to assessing funding proposals, we try to increase the awareness of Het Actiefonds in the region. 

What do we expect from volunteers?

  • Affinity with the work of Het Actiefonds;
  • Knowledge of socio-political relations in the region;
  • A network of activists and critical grassroots movements in the region;
  • Available for meetings one evening a month.

When you become an active member of the section, we do not expect you to be an expert on all topics and countries. It is important that you have some knowledge of the socio-political relations and also that you have some insights into the dynamics of social movements. During the discussions at the monthly meetings you will deepen and develop your knowledge further.

We want to especially encourage people who have roots in the region to apply. 

Practical information

The section meets once a month. The meetings take place in Amsterdam.

To ensure continuity within a section, you are expected to attend at least eight out of the twelve meetings per year and that you remain active for at least one year. Het Actiefonds employs a mutual trial period of three months. If you live outside of Amsterdam, you will get your travel costs reimbursed.

Do you want to apply? Or do you have questions? Mail to beau@hetactiefonds.nl