Our Facebook 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.
Gooi- en Vechtstreek
Zaanstad / Zaandam
Refugee Start Force – North
Locations: Almere, Assen, Bellingwolde, Burgum, Delfzijl, Drachten, Dronten, Geeuwenbrug, Groningen, Lelystad, Luttelgeest, Ter Apel, Veenhuizen, Vierhouten, Vledder, Zweeloo and Zwolle.
Gilze en Rijen
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.
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
Bergen aan Zee
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.
Language & Integration
Learn dutch and speed up your integration process in the Netherlands.
Find information about volunteer work and opportunities.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Media, Marketing & Publishing
For people with a background in journalism and media and people who are still studying within these fields.
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
For people with technical background and/or specialized in electronics.
Teaching & Education
For teachers, trainers, coaches and people with an interest in education.
Energy, Oil, Gas & Water
For people with a background in the energy, oil & gas and water sector.