De KasKantine 4.0 is comprised of both a dedicated core team and a host of volunteers from all walks of life. Together we are responsible for building and sustaining this grand experiment in urban self-sufficiency and sustainable living. Volunteering at De Kaskantine means being a part of a dynamic environment with people from all across the world, here to make a difference, learn new skills, face new challenges, meet new people, and make new friends.
We are looking for motivated individuals eager to develop skills in a variety of fields, to help realize projects both large and small. Our volunteer teams require a commitment of a fixed day per week. We have a variety of opportunities detailed below, and an application form at the bottom of the page.
We are starting a new project within our project… a bike kitchen! The goal is to provide a free and inclusive space for people to fix their bike, or learn to fix their bike before problems happen. What we need: Volunteers with a passion for community projects and a very proficient knowledge of bike mechanics - simply put: you can fix almost all 'basic' problems on any standard bike, above and beyond just changing a flat (e.g. building up brakes and gears systems, disassembling and fixing the crank, truing wheels)? And are you interested in empowering other people by sharing and teaching this skill with others? Are you interested in being part of setting up this project for the neighborhood?
Our building crew is a dynamic team of tinkerers working on diverse projects: - Solar power - Rain water collection and filtration - Urban gardening and farming - Aquaponics and hydroponics - Greywater filtration
What we're looking for: - Enthusiasm for autonomous outdoor work - General construction, engineering or carpentry skills - Practical experience with any of the above systems - An interest in learning about these systems - An interest in working in a unique off-grid community
Our garden group is full now, let us know if you want to be on the waiting list!
Learn to grow veggies in the city! Our gardening crew is a committed team of landscapers, horticulturalists, water management specialists, and all sorts of other green-minded folks interested in developing sustainable agricultural systems. Don't have a green thumb? No worries, we welcome anyone interested in developing their skills. More information is available on our gardening page
Want to do something about food waste and have a few hours to spare in your week? Become part of de Voedselkringloop. Work in the pick-up team, on sorting food, or welcoming people to the shop. More information available here.