Vacancies (Chair, Treasurer and volunteers)

RUW is an organisation with over 35 years of experience. We have an enthusiastic team that strives to organise a variety of activities touching upon the subjects taught at Wageningen University to provide both deepening and widening.

If you are interested in what RUW is doing there are several ways of becoming involved:

  • Become a volunteer – There are several options for volunteers at RUW varying from distributing posters, designing posters or co-organising activities. These are just a couple of examples, so if you possess a certain skill or have a great idea for a new activity don’t hesitate to contact us.


  • Become a board member – As a board member you can contribute to RUW in several ways:
  • Managing and supporting coordinators;
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with Wageningen UR, students and the field in with RUW operates

RUW offers you a chance to gain work experience in a great organisation and build a network, and organise activities on topics that you are engaged in.

Currently we are looking for a treasurer and a chair. As a treasurer you are responsible for handling the funds of RUW foundation and keeping the organisation financially healthy. The chair keeps the overview during the meetings and acts like the face of the organisation. If you are interested in this position and joining our team you can have a talk with Camilla during the study trip. For more information you can also either e-mail Camilla ( or our chair Samira (

Thesis/internship opportunities at RotterZwam!

cropped-RotterZwam-logo2_3kleuren__ai__1_pagina_1RotterZwam is a young company growing edible mushrooms in the abandoned swimming pool building in Rotterdam. As if that’s not cool enough, using the principles of blue economy, the company grows their mushrooms on used coffee and delivers them directly to their customers, producing zero waste and having a producer-to-customer distance of less than 10 kilometers.

RotterZwam could use some help expanding their production and building on their knowledge and they invite students to contribute to their project.

Possible activities
There is a lot to do, and the activities will be tailored to the needs of the students and company. The possible activities could include:
* Testing coffee grounds before use for Oyster mushroom farming
* Testing coffee husk before use for Oyster mushroom farming
* Testing coffee grounds after use for Oyster mushroom farming
* Testing coffee husk after use for Oyster mushroom farming
* Test different kind of composting [thermophilic, tiger worm, bokashi]
* Specifying nutrient contents and advising on different ways of composting [or no composting]
* Check for impact of different ingredients in the substrate
* Check nutrient en toxicity levels in [different] coffee grounds

Expected skills
* Good communication skills
* Be knowledgeable on topic
* Interested in urban farming
* Interested in making new connections [between urban and traditional farming]

If you are seriously interested in the above mentioned topics, send your CV and motivation letter to (Mr) Siemen Cox at