Confidant Person

Confidant Persons listen to, support and advise members when they want to disclose confidential matters, such as bullying, discrimination, transgressive behaviour, (sexual) intimidation, aggression or violence. A Confidant Person offers a safe space and listens to the member and helps the member explore their needs and possible next steps ahead. At all times, the member makes their own decision as to the next steps they want to take. Confidant persons are independent and do not contact anyone involved, nor pass judgement. They solely create space for the member’s emotions in case the member just wants to tell their story, and the member can receive support in figuring out what to do next if they feel that the need arises. Moreover, the role of the confidant person could also be required by the organisation itself to educate and inform on topics such as prevention, inappropriate behaviour, or other consultations.

Role description

Volt Europa should at least have two confidant persons. Therefore, we will start to appoint two members. Ideally, the goal will be to explore the possibility of bringing together a pool of confident persons from different chapters and backgrounds to facilitate the processing of cases. 

The Confidant Persons have the following competences:

  1. offering a listening ear;

  2. referring members to the correct integrity entity;

  3. advising the member(s) on the steps they can take;

  4. reporting complaints with regards to behaviour as set out in the General Reporting Procedure, should the member wish to stay anonymous.

  5. producing a report every 2 years to be collected by the Ombudsperson

Practical information

  • Term length: no official term length is mentioned in the integrity syllabus. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility to extend. 

  • Availability: as this is the first time we introduce this position, it is difficult to estimate how much time is required. Our estimation for now is less than 5 hours per week.

  • Remuneration: this is an unpaid position.

More information about the confidant persons can be found in the integrity syllabus.

What we look for

Suitable candidates:

  • are empathetic and have active listening skills

  • are independent

  • have integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

  • have awareness of and sensitivity to the multicultural and diverse environment in which Volt Europa operates

  • English proficiency, and additional languages are preferred

  • Professional training is appreciated

  • Have knowledge of the working of the organisation

  • Have experience with supporting others in challenging work situations - not a requirement but highly regarded

Application Process

Please send the documents and information below to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]:

  • CV

  • Motivation letter (max 500 words) or motivation video (max 2 minutes)

  • One reference within Volt and one reference outside of Volt

Please note: we encourage everyone to apply, even if all the criteria or application requirements are not met.

There is no application deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

The European Board and GSO will evaluate your application if your profile seems to fit with the position, you will be invited to an interview. The board will ultimately decide who will be appointed.


Integrity Commission

The Integrity Commission has the goal to promote the Integrity syllabus within the association and process reports of undesirable behaviour as set out in the General Reporting Procedure.

Role Description

The Integrity Commission should consist of at least four members appointed by the European board. Therefore, we will start with recruiting four members. In case the appointed Integrity Commissioners need more human resources, we will re-open the vacancy. With the intention of including as much chapter representation as possible, it would be encouraged to build an Integrity Commission formed by two european commissioners and two coming from different chapters.


The Integrity Commission of Volt Europa shall have the following competences:

  1. To promote this Integrity Syllabus within the association;

  2. To receive and process reports as set out in the General Reporting Procedure;

  3. To investigate reports of undesirable behaviour;

  4. To advise the Board on performed investigations.

  5. Producing a report every 2 years to be collected by the Ombudsperson

Practical information

Term: Integrity Commissioners are appointed for a period of two years.

Availability: as this is the first time we introduce this position, it is difficult to estimate how much time is required. Our estimation for now is a maximum of 5 hours per week. 

Remuneration: this is an unpaid position.

More information about the Integrity Commission can be found in the Integrity Syllabus.

What we look for

Suitable candidates:

  • support and actively promote Volt's values

  • are independent and impartial

  • have integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

  • are able to listen actively and without judgement, can ask follow-up questions in a respectful manner 

  • have awareness of and sensitivity to the multicultural and diverse environment in which Volt Europa operates

  • English proficiency

Additionally, it is helpful if you have a legal background and/or knowledge of ethics and/or experience in conducting research and writing research papers.

Application process

Please send the documents below to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]:

  • CV

  • Motivation letter (max 500 words) or motivation video (max 2 minutes)

  • One reference within Volt and one reference outside of Volt

Please note: we encourage everyone to apply, even if all the criteria or application requirements are not met.

There is no application deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

The European Board and GSO will evaluate your application if your profile seems to fit with the position, you will be invited to an interview. The board will ultimately decide who will be appointed.

Mediation Team

The Mediation Team of Volt Europa offers a structured process for the handling of disputes, in which one or more parties voluntarily attempt to reach an agreement on the settlement of their dispute with the assistance of a mediator. This body is essential to the resolution of disputes between (groups of) members. Unlike the Integrity Commission which receives reports of undesired behaviour, and investigates and advises the board on actions The Mediation team functions to find common grounds between parties that have an interest in resolving their disputes.

Role description

The mediation team of Volt Europa will consist of members who fulfil a mediation role within their national chapter as well as members who are directly added to the team of Volt Europa. 


The mediators have the following competences:

  • To refer inadmissible members to the correct integrity entities;

  • To mediate in conflicts between (groups of) members;

  • To promote this Integrity syllabus and mediation throughout the association;

  • To coach, train and assist other integrity entities in their efforts.

  • To produce a report every 2 years to be collected by the Ombudsperson



The mediator team co-leads have the following additional responsibilities:

  • coordinate the processing of cases; 

  • nominate mediators for incoming cases;

  • take care of administrative work;

  • assist mediators in administrative efforts;

  • promote the Mediation Team across the organisation 


Practical information

  • Term length: no official term length is mentioned in the integrity syllabus. The appointment will be for two years with the possibility to extend.
    Please note that the co-leads are elected for a term of two years. 

  • Availability: as this is the first time we introduce this position, it is difficult to estimate how much time is required. Our estimation for now is 5 hours per week. We expect that the co-lead position may take a bit more time per week.

  • Remuneration: this is an unpaid position.

What we look for

The vacancy is aimed at generating a pool of candidates of which the board will appoint 2 mediator leads who will take on the role to set up the rest of the team of moderators.


Suitable candidates:

  • have knowledge of, or interest in the integrity system

  • are independent and impartial

  • have integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

  • have awareness of and sensitivity to the multicultural and diverse environment in which Volt Europa operates

  • English proficiency 

  • Are trained or experienced mediators

Application process

  1. For mediators who are already part of a national mediation team: 


They will be directly contacted and if they wish to be part of the European mediation team, they will automatically join the pool of mediators


  1. For candidates that wish to become mediators of Volt Europa only (without being part of a national mediation team)


Please send the documents below to [email protected], [email protected] and  [email protected] 

  • CV

  • Motivation letter (max 500 words) or motivation video (max 2 minutes) where you answer the following questions (they can be answered individually or combined): 

  1. Why do you want to be part of the mediation team?

  2. Do you have any sort of experience in mediation? Explain if you held a similar position in the past or describe a situation in which you had to take on a mediator role (this is not a requirement but a good asset)

  3. Which skills or knowledge do you possess that can be useful for the mediation team? 

  4. Do you have the flexibility to dedicate time to fulfil the responsibilities of this role?  As mentioned above, we currently cannot tell the amount of hours per week this will take, although experience from similar positions indicates that it tends to be <5h.




There is no application deadline, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis