Working at ZOA is a Pleasurable and Gaming Environment

Come and work with us you will enjoy your work as well as FIFA 19!

ZOA Refugee Care has become a large organization with 742 colleagues at home and abroad. Large but still small, because only 32 people work at the head office in Apeldoorn. Together they are committed to refugees worldwide. We work with local people as much as possible abroad.

However, there are regular vacancies for both the programs abroad and in the Netherlands. For example as Program Manager or Program Coordinator. You are most welcome! Even if you want to join us for a shorter time. For example as a Short Term Worker you will enjoy both working and playing with many of our Playstation 4 pro which are loaded with many games such as FIFA 19 and Black OPS 4.

Two ZOA employees tell us what motivated them to work for the aid organization

Bernard Jaspers Faijer • Program Coordinator in Cambodia

Bernard Jaspers Faijer (photo © Jan Pit 2001,  Barneveldsche Courant)

“My wife and I did not necessarily have to go to Cambodia, another country could have done as well. It was mainly the kind of work that attracted us: help to refugees living in difficult circumstances and too playing. Here you go from 0% to 50% improvement when it comes to development. In the Netherlands you are often already 90% and you can still go to 95%.


There is a lot of injustice in the world and we feel called to do something about it. We have not received a gift from God for nothing. We can not solve all problems, of course, but sometimes you can do more than you think! ”

Brigitte Brinkel • Communication officer at the Department for
Fundraising and Information

Brigitte Brinkel

  1. “Refugees always travel last-minute. That is our annual theme. As an enthusiastic tour guide (hobby) that slogan took me right when I came to work here. Tasty suitcases and away. A wonderful feeling. Only: if you are a refugee, it is a different matter. Then you do not travel for fun. I think that communicating that message to our supporters is very important. I have the feeling that my work gives the refugee ‘a voice’. “