“The World of Indra makes a world of difference for children/teens who need some extra support and guidance in life. We had the chance to get back to basics and work in the open air, learn some new skills, and enjoy a veryyyyy delicious lunch.”
“Last year for Community Day I spent my time volunteering at a community center focused on helping kids who need a bit more attention or help in life: The World of Indra. It was a large open space and teams were organized into smaller task forces such as gardening, nature cleaning, wood cutting, and for us – tile grouting ;) However another fulfilling aspect of the Community Day was meeting people from other VF teams and getting to know each other. Great way to build some company morale!”
“Cleaning the beach in the coastal city of De Haan was the perfect combination of voluntary work and teambuilding! Together with the enthusiastic coaches, the VF team helped to prepare the beach for the next summer season. It was really amazing to see how much waste we collected in one afternoon!”
“Anegria is a donkey shelter in Sint-Gillis-Waas, where neglected, abused and homeless donkeys can go for care and accommodation. I was very lucky to get the opportunity to go help these animals for one day. It was an amazing day, full of hard work but also a very truly rewarding day. The owners of this shelter are doing an amazing job, but they cannot do everything alone. Those animals absolutely deserved our help and support, even for a couple of hours, even for one day!”
Each calendar year you can participate in 1 VF Purpose Day project. Choose your region and sign up for the project of your choosing. First come, first served!
When you’ve signed up successfully, you’ll receive a confirmation email. One week before your project takes place, you’ll receive a reminder email. Please consult this website again before heading to the project, in order to have all the latest updates.Check our available projects
Each calendar year you can participate in 1 VF Purpose Day project. Click the button below to find out more about the available projects. By clicking 'Details' you'll get more context and practical information. Choose 1 project and sign up.
Don't forget to request a Purpose Day absence in Workday. This day will show up on your payslip as a working day. In Workday this time off type is called ‘Community Service’.Check our available projects
The organiser's coordinator will welcome you. He or she will give an introduction and will explain the assignments of the day. After that, everyone goes to work. There will be coffee and lunch breaks.
The day will be concluded by a word of thanks from the organisation. Your colleagues, the organisation and you can reflect and look back on the activity.
By subscribing to a project, you have committed yourself to participate. The organization itself is counting on your presence and help. Last minute cancellations may have a significant impact on the project. Don’t forget that you are also representing VF. That’s why we expect you to be present on the day of the project.
Some projects take place outside. The organization will do everything in their power to foresee an alternative activity in case of bad weather conditions. However, this is not always possible. In that case, just accept that spending the day outside in less ideal conditions is also part of the experience.
If you would like to take pictures, you can. First ask the local project coordinator for permission, out of respect for all those present. Never take photographs of children without explicit permission of the organisation.
Carpooling is encouraged. When signing up for a project, you can specify whether you want to carpool and/or offer carpooling. In the list of participants, you can check which colleagues offer or request carpooling. You can see their email addresses, allowing everyone to make carpool arrangements.