As a volunteer, you become the face of DDW. You represent the organization. In direct contact with visitors, you help them around. That’s why we are looking for people who are willing to wear the organization’s shirt - you work independently according to the organization’s guidelines. You understand the work that needs to be done and are not afraid to take action. We provide all guidance and information needed.
Are you interested in design and would you like to interact with a diverse and international audience? Are you available from 21 to 29 October? Then we are looking for you!
What do you get from us?
- Volunteers allowance per hour: € 2,75 (16-20 years old) or € 5,00 (21 years old and older). With a maximum of €190 per month.
- A wristband that gives you access to 9 days of DDW
- Nice get-togethers and drinks throughout the year
- DDW-crew t-shirt
- Food and drinks on the days you work
- The opportunity to work on the biggest design event in Northern Europe, to meet new people and help us make this huge event a success.
"DDW is one big family for a week."
- Fabian Thomasita, volunteer DDW22
Tickets & Ticket booth
Ticket booth assistant
Visitors who did not purchase an e-ticket in presale can purchase DDW tickets on location on the day of the event. You can help them pay in cash or by card and give them a wristband for a week of access to all DDW locations.
Visitors who purchased tickets online received an e-ticket. You scan this e-ticket and give them a wristband, which allows access to all DDW passe-partout locations for a week. With this function, you will work at Klokgebouw or at the Dutch Design Awards exhibition.
As Ticket Control, you will stand at the entrance to Klokgebouw or Microlab Hall and verify the validity of visitor's entry tickets. Your job is to assist the visitor if something is wrong with the ticket.
Infoguide / expo host
The role of a suppoost is to steer an exhibition in the right direction. You are clearly present on the floor and know what is going on. You ensure visitors don't touch anything, that the exhibition continues to work appropriately, and that the space stays tidy. Do visitors have any questions? No problem! Of course, you’ll help them out. Locations are either the Dutch Design Awards exhibition or another Dutch Design Foundation production.
Info guide cargo bike
As an info guide on a cargo bike, you will be the face of DDW at various locations around the city. You and your colleague pick up the cargo bike with the iPad at the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S in the morning. You'll cycle together to the assigned location, where you'll receive printed material, such as flyers and guides, to distribute to visitors. As an info guide, you have a lot of contact with visitors, so you're friendly and welcoming. Additionally, you have a keen interest in everything that happens at DDW23. You have a good overview of what is going on where, to advise visitors the best way possible.
Info guide Information desk
The information desk is located in Klokgebouw. As an information guide, you will receive a variety of questions from visitors. Because you know what's going on and where, you'll have their questions answered in no time! You are a team player, independent and solution-oriented. By doing so, you help visitors navigate DDW easily.
Host Events Hall
DDW has several moments during which hosts are deployed in the Event Hall. You are responsible for the reception, cloakroom, guest list, and door control. Also, there are many other tasks: from providing parking tickets to carrying chairs. You are a hands-on person who is ready to jump in when necessary!
Help with the tours
DDW organizes various tours for companies and groups. Sometimes by bike through the city, sometimes on foot at Strijp-S. You assist at the reception and guide the guests on tours. Tours are supervised by a professional Design Guide who is responsible for the content. You assist the Design Guide, distribute headsets, and make sure the group stays together.
Chauffeur Design Rides
Travel through Eindhoven in your Design Ride as a part of the driver team! To become a driver you must be at least 21 years old and an experienced driver. You are customer-friendly, think along with your visitors, and speak Dutch and English. Having immersed yourself in DDW programme and the various locations, you know what to do and see. You follow the traffic rules and you are a proud ambassador of DDW and Eindhoven. At least 5 years of driving experience is required for this position.
Info guide Design Rides
You will report to the Design Rides starting point in the morning and ride with one of the Design Rides drivers to your workplace. You will be standing at one of the pick-up points for visitors around the city. There, you will represent DDW all day. Your customer service is impeccable. It's important to you to know what's going on at DDW and where. You can steer visitors in the right direction!
If you prefer to be outdoors and roll up your sleeves, the function of a production worker is for you. In the days before DDW, we are busy building the space to welcome all visitors. You will be part of the team helping to set up the space at Ketelhuisplein. Are you ready for some hands-on site production work? Are you available the week before DDW? Then this a function for you.
As a member of DDW flex crew, you will help out at various DDW locations. You are a chameleon who can jump in where it's needed, or you fill in a shift where someone is missing. The most exciting thing about this job is that you will be full of surprises and every day looks different. We always ensure that you are well briefed before you start. This position is for those who like to be deployed flexibly. Tip: you’ll see a lot of the city and DDW!