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Vereniging Nederlandse Organisaties Vrijwilligerswerk (NOV)

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Contact information

Koningin Wilhelminalaan 3

3527 LA Utrecht

Tel: +31 (0)30 230 71 95
Email: algemeen[at]


General information


NOV association is one of the main leading organisations within the voluntary sector in the Netherlands. It consists of 350 organisations that work with or for volunteers. The NOV association is unique in that it is the only organisation in the Netherlands geared to strengthen the voluntary effort as such. Its member organisations can be divided into 2 categories: organisations that perform voluntary efforts and organisations that perform a supporting and coordinating role.

The tasks performed by NOV include:

Serving the interests of the voluntary sector. The NOV association is in charge of the communication and lobbying of the Dutch voluntary effort, and as such is a discussion partner of politicians, and government officials

Acting as an intermediary for its members. NOV stimulates networks and offers member organisations the possibility to meet as a group in order to exchange knowledge and experience, and to develop common projects

Providing a major stimulus to the voluntary effort. NOV works towards more public recognition of the voluntary effort, and it lends its name to a variety of innovative initiatives in this area.

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