OPEN Foundation

Psychedelic Research Conference Team - ICPR 2022

The OPEN foundation is looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help us with organising the 5th edition of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research. ICPR is a scientific conference that started in Amsterdam in 2010. Since then, it has become an international event discussing various topics related to advancing psychedelic research and therapies in the Netherlands, Europe, and across the world. ICPR features world-leading experts in psychedelic research and therapies, psychiatry, neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology who come together to give a scientific conference for academics, therapists, researchers, clinicians, and members of the public.


Founded in 2007, the OPEN Foundation is the leading nonprofit organisation in the Netherlands and Europe dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of psychedelics through research. We aim to optimise the potential of psychedelics in a therapeutic context and to help integrate psychedelics into society in a way that’s both sustainable and responsible. We fulfill our mission by bringing together and educating professionals, policymakers, and the public through conferences, trainings, and other events, and by facilitating and promoting rigorous, interdisciplinary research.

We envision a world where safe, beneficial, and accessible applications of psychedelics are ethically and responsibly integrated into science, healthcare, and society.

We regularly organise dedicated expert meetings, trainings, symposiums, and lectures as well as the recurring Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research, all focused on a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to science.

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


We’re forming a large team of volunteers with many expertise and experiences. We require each volunteer to dedicate minimum 10 hours per week. If you can’t commit to that but you’re a working professional with expertise/experience in the specific areas listed below, please apply and we will review it on a case-by-case basis. 

What will you be doing?

The aim of this volunteering role is to organise the 5th edition of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research (ICPR) which will take place in Haarlem (close to Amsterdam) between Sep 22-24, 2022. 

You will help us with your expertise and experiences so we can put together the best possible in-person conference dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and therapies. We believe that when people align their passion with a bigger purpose, we can change the world in a positive and meaningful way.

For this position, you will work closely together with the operations manager and executive director of OPEN Foundation and a rockstar team of dedicated volunteers who come from many disciplines, such as medicine, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, research, design, marketing, development, etc.

What are we looking for?

  • Volunteers who can commit “prior to” the conference days:
    • Operations & Project Management
    • Digital Marketing, Funnels and Ads
    • Website Design and Maintenance (WordPress)
    • Graphic Design and Illustrations
    • Promotion & Communication
    • Public Relations
    • Partnerships & Sponsorship 
    • Content Writing and Editing
    • Video Editing
    • Logistics 
    • Customer Care

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 and mental health care. 

What difference will you make?

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


Job Type:

  • Part-time volunteer (minimum 10 hours per week unless you’re a working professional with expertise/experience in the areas you’re applying for)


  • Enjoy flexible schedule
  • Work from any location 
  • Get free event tickets 
  • Work with interesting and respectful team members on exciting projects
  • Make a difference in the future of psychedelic research and therapies
  • Expand the reach of a growing organisation in an exciting field


  • Not required


  • Preferred 


  • English (required)
  • Dutch (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes
  • Based in Amsterdam or the Netherlands (preferred)


Thank you for your interest in joining the OPEN team. To apply, please click the button below, fill out the application, and we look forward to having you onboard!