The Social Events Team is currently recruiting active members! Our purpose is pretty simple - to organise events and outings to bring refugees, locals, students and volunteers within Maastricht together. Past events have included regular intercultural cafe’s and women’s embroidery groups, scavenger hunts, and attending cultural events in Maastricht like West Side Story on the Vrijthof and CrossCurrents Festival. But the sky's the limit and we are always looking for new and creative event ideas.
As an active member of the social events team you be required to combined creative thinking and problem solving with methodical events management and administration skills. You will work with the team as a whole and in smaller pairs to brainstorm ideas, initiate, plan, organise and run a variety of different events. You will be expected to attend our weekly team meetings and take responsibility for all tasks to which you have been assigned. You will also be expected to liaise and collaborate with other teams with RPM (in particular the Communications Team to promote event) and external organisations, groups and individuals.
Time minimum commitment would be approximately 3-4 hrs/week, but this is dependant on the type of events being planned, the occasional workload, the time of the year and your enthusiasm.
As part of our team you will be given the opportunity to practically develope your planning and events management skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Some perks include the ability of attend all RPM events and collaborations with bigger organisations in Maastricht (i.e. free tickets). As part of RPM you will be joining a larger network of socially conscious and internationally minded people. Intercultural experiences are abound and it is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
If this sounds like something that would interest you please send your CV and a small motivation letter (approx. 200 words) about why you would like to join the Social Events Team to email@example.com.
If you have any questions or want more information please email Laura Barendregt, our Head of Social Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The music team is looking for about 5 new people in order to realize our plans for next year.
If you would like to organize events that are music related such as music lessons or an intercultural band, are enthusiastic about music and meeting new people and would like to be part of the amazing RPM community, you are the person we are looking for!
The position will take about 4 hours per week, including a weekly meeting (which will probably be held every Tuesday evening).
If you are interested in joining our team, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com
The Connect Team is searching for interested people to join our different subgroups and buddy projects. Our goal is to encourage and support people in building lasting, meaningful connections.
Inclusion is not a one-way street, but a process of learning and adapting on both sides. Hence, the Connect team sets up buddies/ groups consisting of refugees, students and Maastricht locals based on their common interests. To learn from each other, to understand different cultures and most importantly to befriend each other.
Current projects are language buddies, growing vegetables, weekly fitness/ sport activities, and a project that focuses on connecting refugee women with local women. Also refugees are more than welcome to volunteer with us and help in organizing projects of their choice.
Furthermore, we are cooperating with an organisation that helps teenagers and young adults that have been exposed to extreme situations such as human trafficking. For this we are searching for social workers or volunteers with prior experience in the field of social work. Your responsibility would be to function as a buddy for one affected young adult. Next to the general goals of our buddy projects, this tasks brings with it more sensitive issues due to the volatile situation of the participants.
Lastly, we are always looking for new inspirations. So if you have an idea for a project that you would like to realize we are happy to work on it together.
The necessary time commitment for volunteers really depends on the position you want to take in the project. As a buddy you will have a lot of freedom and will independently discuss with your buddy or group the times to meet. Whereas if you want to help organizing or setting up a (new) project more dedication is necessary. The amount of time you have at hand can be discussed beforehand with us to ensure optimal joint effort.
If any of these positions interest you do not hesitate to contact us or ask questions via firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also send you a more elaborate briefing for our projects.
Dutch Language Tutors
Approx. 4h/week - 5 positions
With the start of the new semester, we are looking for tutors for our Dutch Language Project.
The Language Tutoring Project hosts two different language initiatives: the ‘English Tutoring Project’ and the ‘Dutch Tutoring Project’. They support the intercultural exchange between refugees and the Maastricht community – from both sides equally. They create a social space and comfort-zone, where everybody is welcome to help and join.
In the Dutch Project, we currently organize four tutorials per week that is a basic and intermediate class, a conversation café and a conversation café for women only. The sessions are based on communication practice, simulations, everyday-life-situations, vocabulary practice but also trips to the city center, picnics and other socials. Besides from tutoring, the group of tutorstries to support refugees with bureaucratic procedures or applications.
As a Dutch language tutor you will prepare and give tutorials with a team of fellow tutors. You should be fluent in Dutch and enjoy interaction in an intercultural environment. This volunteer position is a good opportunity to gain or expand teaching, teamwork and leadership skills. Previous teaching experience is great, but not a requirement.
Interested in joining our team?
Please send your application to Charlotte Mueller (email@example.com)
The Communications and Social Media team is looking for 6 active and committed volunteers! Are you creative, organised and sociable? Then we are looking for you to join our family!
We take on lots of tasks and our reach covers a very large part of the organisation. We are responsible for keeping up all offline and online communication media – our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our website, our monthly newsletter, translations etc. – and make sure that all information about the project flows smoothly and correctly to out supporters and followers.
Our team is divided into committees that are responsible for different communication areas. The positions that are available are in the following committees:
- Social Media Guru (Dutch Required)
- Event Promotion, Covering and Posting Team
- Newsletter Team
- Flyers & Physical Media Team
Even though the time commitment is not set, volunteers are expected to dedicate approximately 4-5 hours a week.
For questions, applications and detailed descriptions of each position, send us an email at
with your CV and a short letter of motivation about why you would like to be a part of our team!
With the start of the new semester, we are looking for team members for our still very new
initiative “Stand Up for Afghans”.
The initiative Stand Up For Afghans was founded by members of the Refugee Project
Maastricht a few months ago. Its aim is to raise awareness to the current situation of rejected
Afghan asylum seekers and advocates for a review of their individual cases and against their
deportation to Afghanistan. Despite working in a very small team, we have already made
significant achievements during the last weeks. To take our initiative to the next level, we are
looking for volunteers for one (or more) of the following areas:
Previous experience in advocacy as well as Dutch language skills are a strong plus.
You can find more information about the initiative via our website.
Interested in joining our team?
Please send your application, specifying which role you could imagine to take in the initiative