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Volunteers

We are getting ready for the 18th Dutch Design Week (DDW)! To turn this festival into a mind-blowing design fest while offering the 355,000 visitors the best service possible, DDW is looking for volunteers.

As a volunteer, you are a representative of DDW. You are either going to staff a ticket counter, an information point, assist in an exhibition, help visitors find their way or lead them around. You are good at taking initiative. You work independently following the guidelines of the organisation, which will be provided to you along with good coaching and all the additional information you might need.

Do you have a passion for design and would you like to get in touch with a diverse audience from home and abroad? Are you available from October 19 up to and including October 27? Then you are the person we are looking for. Volunteers are offered a volunteers fee of € 2,50 (≥16yr / <23yr) or € 4,50 (≥23yr) per hour (with a maximum of €170). You also get a free DDW Ticket that gives entrance to the event for 9 whole days and a unique DDW Crew shirt.

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Interested? Become a Volunteer at DDW19!

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See below the different tasks for which you can sign up to be a volunteer at DDW19!

Tickets & Cash

Cashier
Visitors who have not bought an e-ticket during the pre-sale can purchase a DDW ticket on the day itself. The visitor can pay in cash or with a debit card, after which you provide the visitor with a wristband providing access to all DDW locations for the duration of the nine days of DDW. 

E-ticket scanner
Visitors who have purchased a ticket online in advance have received an e-ticket by e-mail. At the ticket counter you will scan this e-ticket after which you provide the visitor with a wristband providing access to all DDW locations for the duration of the nine days of DDW. You can be scheduled for work at a ticket counter at Klokgebouw or at VEEM. 

Ticket control
As a Ticket Controller you check the DDW tickets of all visitors for validity at the entrance of the Klokgebouw or VEEM. In case you come across a visitor with an invalid ticket, you help the visitor solve the problem.

Volunteers at ticket desk
Boudewijn Bollmann
Infoguide / expo host

Suppost
You take place at an exhibition, are alert and clearly present in the space. You make sure that visitors don't touch any objects, that the digital means function and that there is no mess on the floor. Where necessary, you help visitors by answering questions. You work at the Dutch Design Awards exhibition or another production by Dutch Design Foundation.

InfoGuide carrier bikes
During the day your cargo bike is placed at a central place in the city. In the morning you and your colleague pick up your cargo bike with iPad at Klokgebouw at Strijp-S. Together you cycle to a designated location where you will find the printed matter. You are the face of DDW. Your customer-friendliness has no boundaries. You have great interest in DDW and know what events take place where. You can personally advise our guests.

InfoGuide information desk
The information desk is located in Klokgebouw. Here you get the most diverse questions from our guests. You are solution-oriented, independent and are happy to think along. You are the face of DDW. Your customer-friendliness has no boundaries. You are the face of DDW. Your customer-friendliness has no boundaries. You have great interest in DDW and know what events take place where. You can personally advise our guests.

Hostess/Host event hall
In the events hall are the whole DDW moments when hostesses and hosts are deployed. You will help with the reception, wardrobe, guest list and door control. You help to extend parking tickets to seats where necessary. This function is mainly in the evenings and once in the morning. During the event you can follow the presentation.

Hostess/Host press desk
You are the right hand of the DDW PR team and you speak your languages. You speak fluent Dutch and English, you are service minded and enjoy helping (inter)national press. You have thoroughly studied the DDW programming and know your way within DDW. You have a professional attitude and appearance.

Help with tours
DDW organises various tours for a wide variety of companies and (professional) groups. Sometimes by bike through the city, sometimes on foot at Strijp-S. You will help welcome the guests and accompany them on the tour. You will be under the guidance of a professional Design Guide who knows the different design topics regarding the tour. You are support the Design Guide, hand out head-sets, help with numerous services and ensure that the group stays together.

Renault ZOE Design Ride
Jeroen van der Wielen
Taxi Driver

Driver Design Rides
You are part of the drivers team and drive through Eindhoven in your Renault Zoe Design Ride. You are customer-friendly, think along with the visitors, speak Dutch and preferrably also English. Youhave good knowledge of the various DDW locations and know what to there is to see and do. You drive safely according to the traffic regulations and you are a proud ambassador of DDW and Eindhoven.

InfoGuide Design Rides
In the morning you sign up at the starting point of the Design Rides and drive with one of the Design Rides drivers to your workplace: the first step for our visitors. Here you will proudly represent DDW and your customer-friendliness has no boundaries. You have great interest in DDW and know what events take place where. You can personally advise our guests.