Work in garden, home and administration

For all the work to be done in the villa and garden, Eikhold uses volunteers as much as possible. Eikhold therefore has a large team of volunteers, all of whom do their work with great dedication and pleasure.

Friends of Nature House Eikhold is always looking for volunteers. We would like to get in touch with people for maintaining the garden, hostesses/hostesses, handymen for the house, administrative staff, student tutors etc.

Natuurvriendenhuis Eikhold is a beautiful villa with extension, surrounded by quite a bit of greenery on the outskirts of the municipality of Heerlen. In this unique place, you can make a meaningful contribution to managing, cleaning and maintaining the villa and garden. The Friends of Nature House is visited all year round by young and old from all over the world and run entirely by volunteers.

Please use the form below to express your interest in a volunteer position at Eikhold. Whether your interest lies in working in the garden, chores around the house, housework or more the administrative work, indicate your interest on the form and we will invite you to come and meet us and discuss your wishes and our possibilities. Without obligation, of course.


I am interested

in a volunteer position within Friends of Nature House Eikhold.

Interest form volunteer
Your 10-digit phone numbers, without brackets or dashes
Area of interest
You can choose multiple options if you wish.
House Guards receive and support the house guests, book reservations, sell items at the front desk and do housework. There are always two houseguards present and the work is basically done for a whole week (Sunday to Sunday), but shorter periods are also possible by agreement.
Any additional comments and questions can be posted here.

Currently (February 2024) urgently sought:

Feel free to come and have a chat at Eikhold to sample the house and atmosphere and learn more about the various works.

House and site guards

The house and grounds attendant receives guests, puts their details in the booking system, provides service, supervises the grounds and does minor maintenance and cleaning work.

Shifts - in pairs of two - are run for a weekend, a midweek or a whole week. During your shift, you will stay in your own living quarters in the house.

Housekeeping coordinator

Coordinates cleaning and other housekeeping activities

Site coordinator (garden)

Coordinates everything that needs to be done in the garden


We like to see the chairman in an active, collaborative and connecting role. You coordinate the tasks of the management committee and lead the meetings. You have a helicopter view, keep an overview, and are adept at making contacts in the region (networking). Do you recognise this? Then sign up with us!

Helping hands

For all the hard work, we ask people who want to do something - even if it is only a small task.

Do you want to make a difference as a volunteer? You will suit us if you are enthusiastic, sociable and hospitable. If you are hands-on, can work in a team and are handy and pragmatic.

If you think you can do something, or would like to know more, please send a message to cvw.eikhold@nivon.nl, we will contact you.