You live in the Netherlands and you would like to make yourself at home in Amsterdam. De Regenboog Groep can help you with this through our volunteering or Dutch buddy programs. 

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Join us in Amsterdam!

Volunteer work

Become a volunteer at one of our workplaces. This offers you plenty of opportunities:

  • You improve your Dutch language.
  • You increase your chances of paid work.
  • You have something meaningful to do.
  • You meet new people.

We have many different types of volunteer activities, in which you can work together with other people. For example, you can join a household team, a diversity of (technical) workshops, a sewing workshop, a logistics company, support in the catering field or help as a translator. Together with you, we look at which volunteer work suits you best and support you through it.

Dutch buddy

Go on a trip with a buddy every two weeks. A buddy can help you with:

  • Getting to know the city
  • Discovering activities such as cooking, sports, etc.
  • Practicing your Dutch
  • Keeping track of your administration

Volunteer work or a buddy can help you find your place in Dutch society.

De Regenboog Groep

De Regenboog Groep supports Amsterdam citizens so that they can give form and content to their lives.


Thanks to the generous support of the following funds, we can carry out this project: Orange Fund, KNR / PIN, Porticus.



Do you want to make Amsterdam your home via Hometown? Then sign up via an email Hometown@deregenboog.org or call us at 020 53 17 600

What can you do?

We need your help, become a volunteer! You can help by investing your time and energy, by working with citizens of Amsterdam with unusual stories. Or become a donor! Your money will be well spent on care for homeless people, aid for (former) addicts and people living in poverty or social isolation. You are always welcome to drop by and see how your money is spent. Or why not buy one of the products from our online Gift Shop? A present for someone you know, perhaps. It's all contributing towards a better society. And that's great, isn't it?


Voluntary work in Amsterdam


Become a donor