Networking Groups

The Refugee Start Force Foundation creates social and professional networking groups for refugees, locals, professionals, organizations and companies with the aim to:

– share  information and experience;
– enable connections based on interests, skills and professions;
– initiate events, workshops and training opportunities;
– connect refugees to volunteer work, internships and paid jobs;

Refugee Start Force – Central

  • Introduce yourself, meet people and make friends
  • Find other refugees who already successfully established themselves in The Netherlands
  • Learn about the Dutch society and culture
  • Post and find interesting events near your location
  • Integrate more quickly into the Dutch society

Locations: Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Diemen, Gooi- en Vechtstreek, Haarlem, Purmerend, Uithoorn and Zaanstad / Zaandam.

Amsterdam

Alkmaar

Diemen

Gooi- en Vechtstreek

Haarlem

Purmerend

UIthoorn

Zaanstad / Zaandam

Almere

Lelystad

Assen

Bellingwolde

Burgum

Delfzijl

Drachten

Dronten

Geeuwenbrug

Groningen

Luttelgeest

Ter Apel

Veenhuizen

Vierhouten

Vledder

Zweeloo

Zwolle

Refugee Start Force – North

Locations: Almere, Assen, Bellingwolde, Burgum, Delfzijl, Drachten, Dronten, Geeuwenbrug, Groningen, Lelystad, Luttelgeest, Ter Apel, Veenhuizen, Vierhouten, Vledder, Zweeloo and Zwolle.

Baexem

Breda

Brussum

Budel

Echt

Eindhoven

's Hertogenbosch

Gilze en Rijen

Goes

Grave

Gulpen

Heerlen

Maastricht

Middelburg

Oisterwijk

Overloon

Rosmalen

Terneuzen

Tilburg

Valkenswaard

Veldhoven

Venlo

Weert

Westelbeers

Refugee Start Force – South

Locations: Baexem, Breda, Brussum, Budel, Echt, Eindhoven, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Gilze en Rijen, Goes, Grave, Gulpen, Heerlen, Maastricht, Middelburg, Oisterwijk, Overloon, Rosmalen, Terneuzen, Tilburg, Valkenswaard, Veldhoven, Venlo, Weert en Westelbeers.

Aalten

Almelo

Apeldoorn

Azelo

Arnhem

Borculo

Deventer

Doetichem

Ede

Emmen

Hengelo

Nijmegen

Ootmarsum

Schalkhaar

Velp

Winterswijk

Wageningen

Refugee Start Force – East

Locations: Aalten, Almelo, Apeldoorn, Azelo, Arnhem, Borculo, Deventer, Doetinchem, Ede, Emmen, Hengelo, Nijmegen, Ootmarsum, Schalkhaar, Velp, Winterswijk and Wageningen.

Alphen aan de Rijn

Amersfoort

Bergen aan Zee

Den Haag

Den Helder

Dordrecht

Hilversum

Katwijk

Leersum

Leiden

Rotterdam

Utrecht

Wassenaar

Zeist

Refugee Start Force – West

Locations: Alphen aan de Rijn, Amersfoort, Bergen aan Zee, Den Haag, Den Helder, Dordrecht, Hilversum, Katwijk, Leersum, Leiden, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Wassenaar and Zeist.

Expert groups

Language & Integration

Learn dutch and speed up your integration process in the Netherlands.

Volunteer Work

Find information about volunteer work and opportunities.

Technical & Electronics

Job Vacancies

Stay updated about all vacancies and work opportunities.

Entrepreneurs & Own Business

We stimulate entrepreneurship and colloboration with local start-ups.

Refugee Start Force – Women Only!

For (newcomers-)women in the Netherlands

Technical & Electronics

Football Players

Please join our football team in Amsterdam

Hospitality, Catering & Tourism

For people with a background in hotels, restaurants, tourism, event planning, housekeepers, kitchen workers, bartenders and and people who are still studying within these fields.

Technical & Electronics

Building, Construction & Crafts

Please join our new Expert Group if you have a background in architecture, construction, infrastructure, engineering, crafts, painters, plumbers, pipers and other professions related to the building and construction industry!

Technical & Electronics

Trade, Business, Sales, Finance & Accounting

For people with a background in business administration, management, sales and trade and people who are still studying within these fields.

Fashion, Textiles & Cosmetics

For people with a background in fashion, fashion designing, textiles, tailoring and cosmetics.

Technical & Electronics

Legal & Human Rights

For people with a legal background, for example lawyers, attorneys, human rights professionals and people who are still studying within these fields.

Medical, Pharma & Life Sciences

Medical, Pharma & Life Sciences

For people with a medical background, for example a degree in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy and people who are still studying within these fields.

IT & Internet

For people with a background in IT, for example Software Engineers, System Analysts, Web/Application Developer, Software Tester, IT technical support assistants and managers, Application Developers, webmasters and people who are still studying within these fields.

Technical & Electronics

Media, Marketing & Publishing

For people with a background in journalism and media and people who are still studying within these fields.

Technical & Electronics

Design, Arts, Culture & Entertainment

For people with a background in arts, photography, video/ film making and poetry and people who are still studying within these fields.

Technical & Electronics

Technical & Electronics

For people with technical background and/or specialized in electronics.

Technical & Electronics

Teaching & Education

For teachers, trainers, coaches and people with an interest in education.

Technical & Electronics

Energy, Oil, Gas & Water

For people with a background in the energy, oil & gas and water sector.