The purpose of this Buddy program is to pair up refugees with local volunteers to help ease the integration process especially during the pandemic. This is achieved through facilitating social ties in a spirit of mutual respect, learning and support. Guided by the fact that many students want to help refugees but don’t know how to, here volunteer buddies are able to provide refugees with practical guidance, help open doors to local networks, and assist in cultural and linguistic interpretation.

How to get involved as a volunteer?

Are you living in Maastricht and want to aid refugees with their integration process in Maastricht? Well this is your chance! 

In this program you will get the opportunity to embark on new experiences and new perspectives which include cultural exchange with your refugee buddy. You also have the possibility to aid your refugee with learning the Dutch or English language as well as making Maastricht comfortable by engaging in activities such as hikes, cooking and attending RPM events together. Our program aims to bridge friendly relationships between refugees and volunteers living in Maastricht through facilitating social ties in a spirit of mutual respect, learning and support.  

To participate simply follow this link or scan the QR code and fill in the form.  We are looking forward to meeting you soon!