Join the buddy programme for Ukrainian refugees

De Regenboog Groep is providing shelter for Ukrainian refugees in various locations. With a team of employees and volunteers, we are ready to welcome the refugees in this difficult and emotional time. 

We are looking for people who want to help as a buddy or as an LGBT+ buddy. 

Volunteer as a (LGBT+) buddy - what are the tasks?
  • Most importantly you will be a big support to the person you are linked to;
  • You can help your buddy to get to know Amsterdam better;
  • You provide information and advice and help with requesting documents and other administrative matters;
  • You can help your buddy by teaching / practicing the Dutch or English language, which is useful for building up a social network, study or find a job.
  • As a LGBT+ buddy you can introduce your buddy to the community.
What do we ask?
  • You speak English, Ukrainian or Russian is convenient but not necessary
  • You don't judge nor discriminate; 
  • You are patient and don´t give up easily;
  • You are a good listener and you have a stable personality;
  • You are older than 18 years;
  • You are available for at least 6 months, a few hours per week or every two weeks.
What do you get in return?
  • Professional guidance;
  • A volunteer fee of max. 9 euros for each activity with your buddy;
  • You really make a difference in someone else's life!
  • Free access to the full training offer of De Vrijwilligersacademie.

De Regenboog Groep is affiliated with De Vrijwilligersacademie (Volunteer Academy). As a volunteer you have free access to the complete offer of trainings and courses.

Working hours

You meet with your buddy for a few hours every week or every 2 weeks.

Help find shelther for their pets

Pets can not stay in the shelter. We are looking for host families for them. You can help as a volunteer in two ways:

  • Inventory host families: as a volunteer in this role you work from home and you make sure that the inventory of the potential host families is done. You will do this by phone in order to make a perfect match between the host family and pet.
  • Matching: as a volunteer in this role you work from home and you ensure a perfect match between a host family and the Ukrainian refugee(s) with their pet(s).

More info and registration via:

How do you apply?

Would you like to volunteer as a buddy? Please sign up by clicking on the orange button below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Wil je graag helpen maar weet je niet hoe?

Geen probleem! Wij kennen heel veel mensen die graag een maatje willen en we hebben veel activiteiten die jou hulp kunnen gebruiken. Bel ons op 020-5317600 of laat je gegevens achter, dan helpen wij je verder.

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