OPEN Foundation

Communications Specialist for an NGO Related to Psychedelic Research (Part-time Volunteer)

We’re a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and we’re looking for someone who can help us with our internal and external communications. Do you have an interest in psychedelics? Do you have extensive experience in communications? Can you implement feedback from clearly described tasks on Trello? Are you able to dedicate a few remote/flexible hours per week? If yes, we’d LOVE to hear from you! 

About us

The OPEN Foundation is an independent not-for-profit NGO, based in the Netherlands. OPEN was founded in 2007 with the primary goal to stimulate academic research into therapeutic applications of psychedelics. OPEN functions as a central node in an ever increasing network of experts in the field of psychedelic research in the Netherlands and Europe.

In a rapidly expanding field, OPEN is dedicated to solidifying the professional quality of psychedelic psychotherapy and to ensure its potential is optimised in mental health care.

Our aims are

  1. to ensure that global advances in psychedelic research contribute to better treatments for mental disorders.
  2. to safeguard the sustainable, responsible and safe integration of psychedelic therapy in mainstream mental health care.

We regularly organise dedicated expert meetings, trainings, symposiums, and lectures as well as the recurring Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, all focused on high quality and responsible science.

OPEN is a public benefit organisation and registered charity with the Dutch tax authorities.

Are you a Communications Specialist with an interest in Psychedelic Research or Mental Health? If that’s the case then we need you!!!!

What will you be doing?

As a Communications Specialist you will manage and improve all our communications flows, within and outside of our foundation. In addition, you will be responsible for promoting a positive public image of our foundation. To name a few, you may draft media statements, answer media inquiries, compile publications, plan events and press conferences. For this role, we prefer candidates with extensive experience in internal and external communications.

  • Create effective communication strategies for our foundation
  • Coordinate all external and internal communications 
  • Write content for foundation’s website, newsletters, blogs, etc
  • Communicate with the media regularly to manage inquiries and arrange interviews
  • Build long-term relationships with influencers and key stakeholders

We have a single quick weekly call to realign and support each other. Other than that, for this role, you can work remotely from home with flexible hours. 

What are we looking for?

This is a highly rewarding and varied role, and we particularly encourage applicants with an extensive background in digital communications, copywriting, proofreading and editing. You must have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills in English (required) and Dutch (preferred). 

To apply for the role applicants must be sympathetic to the aims and objectives of OPEN Foundation and ideally have some experience and knowledge around psychedelics. 

What difference will you make?

The OPEN Foundation provides events, education, community, and advocacy related to the re-emergence of psychedelics. By working together, we can ensure the safe, evidence-based, and beneficial use of psychedelics is integrated ethically and responsibly across science, healthcare and society.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This role would suit someone who is passionate about psychedelics and wants to help shape their future. By being a Volunteer you can apply your expertise towards a mission worth pursuing. Plus, you’ll have a chance to attend our events, connect with a like-minded community, and expand your knowledge of psychedelics. 

We all want to make the world a better place. And the best way we are going to do that is by doing it together. Please consider applying and we hope to hear from you!

Part-time Hours: 

  • ~5 per week

Job Types: 

  • Part-time Volunteer


  • Flexible schedule
  • From any location 
  • Free event tickets 
  • Fun team/projects 


  • BA or MA in public relations, communications or similar relevant fields. Feel free to apply if you’re still a student.   


  • Communications Specialist: 2 to 3 years (required)


  • English (required), Dutch (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

Ready to apply?

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