Volunteers

Mathilde Veldt

About Mathilde
Mathilde caught the travelling bug after her degree in cultural studies at the University of Amsterdam. After travelling for a year she ended up in Ireland, where she has now settled with her Irish husband and three children. Following the birth of her youngest, Mathilde is currently on extended maternity leave from her job as Officer Film & Literature at the Arts Council.

Petra Maessen

About Petra
While undertaking her degree in pedagogy, Petra gained experience in primary education and working with people with intellectual disabilities. She left Holland shortly after completing her studies to become an au pair in Dublin. She has enjoyed working and living here for the past few months.

Pieter Oonk

About Pieter

Pieter was born and bred in Amsterdam. After graduating in economics he met his Irish wife while working in Brusssels. They have made Ireland their home, and enjoy living here with their two daughters. In true Dutch style Pieter does the school run by bike, balancing out his daughters on his bicycle.