Events & Community Volunteer

Location: Leuven & Brussels, BE

Start date: as soon as possible

Duration: min 6 months (3 - 5h/week), can be extended

Job type: Volunteer

Who we are

Value Network is a non-profit organization run by young professionals which sets up hybrid networking events that form a perfect mix between work and play. We host innovative networking activities where you can learn and connect with interesting individuals in a relaxed and inspiring environment. 

Our vision: We believe that the world’s most complex problems can only be solved by working together. 🤝

Our mission: Bringing people together for the better. 🧑🤝🧑

Our core team: Consists of young potentials who contribute to our vision and mission in their own area of expertise. Each team member is active in one of the three departments: HR & Operations, Events & Community, and Marketing & Sales.

Your role & responsibilities

As a volunteer, you will join our team in the organization and A to Z conceptualization of our events. 

We value creativity, so your ideas will contribute to our growth. You will be given more responsibility as you progress, and once you are up to speed, you will be able to take on some of our projects and test your leadership skills.

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn and has a proactive mentality. As a volunteer, you will strengthen the community team in brainstorming inspiring event ideas and communicating with our community. Some of the concrete tasks this translates to, are listed below:

  • Organizing both in-person and digital events

  • Oversee a community strategy to connect members and partners across various industries under one network

  • Communicate with our community throughout our social platforms

  • Project management and planning. Responsible for setting the standard and raising the bar for the ideation, planning, production and execution for our in-person & digital events.

  • Finance and budget for events. Contacting venues and catering services.

You can find more information about our events clicking here.

What we are looking for

We are a group of motivated collaborators (but you can call us friends 😉)  and are looking for a passionate individual to strengthen our team. Ideally, you recognize yourself in the description below:

  • You are a bachelor’s / master's student preferably  in marketing/communication or other related courses.

  • You have excellent verbal and written skills in English

  • You are flexible and thrive in a startup environment.

  • You are highly organized and have no problem respecting timelines and meeting deadlines.

  • You can work independently as well as in a team.

  • You have a can-do attitude towards challenges and love learning new skills.

  • You have a strong sense of ownership and a proactive mindset.

What awaits you

  • A volunteership opportunity in a young and innovative environment 🚀🌟

  • Reimbursement of all transportation and lunch costs for office days.

  • Platform to connect and network with young professionals. 👥

  • Free access and drinks at all our events. 🎉

  • Free internal workshops.

  • An intense & fun experience in an international, fast-paced and flexible start-up. 

  • A volunteership certificate & Letter of Recommendation (upon request) upon successful completion.

And here's the fun part: To ensure that we maintain a tight-knit team, attendance in the office in Brussels (on Wednesdays) and/or in Leuven (on Fridays) is recommended. But don't worry, we guarantee that you will have a great time while you're here!

Sounds good? Great! Click apply & send us your CV and motivation letter in English. Our team will contact you.

Note: We are currently accepting applications only from those that will be residing in Belgium during the volunteership period.

*At Value Network we celebrate diversity, that's why we're an equal opportunity organization. All applicants will be considered for a position without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,  nationality, etc. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, we are committed to providing an environment of respect and safety.