Start with a Friend e.V. (SwaF) is a non-profit association with 23 project locations nationwide. Our vision is a society that lives its diversity. To achieve this, we create personal encounters between people with and without an immigration history. Through exchange and joint commitment, we strengthen people, social cohesion and democracy.
You want to work for a society that excludes no one? You want to bring people together and work for openness and tolerance? Do you enjoy meeting new people and exchanging ideas? Then you are exactly right with us!
Start with a Friend Tandem arranges friendships between people with an immigration background and locals. It is especially important to us that we create encounters at eye level and that friendships develop from the tandems.
In order to achieve this even better, we are looking for people who want to...
... ... to get to know interested participants and to take them in with us
... To bring people together in tandems
... To support tandems with questions
If this sounds exciting to you, just send us an email and I will tell you everything else that is important to you during a get-to-know conversation.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Start with a Friend connects immigrants and locals in tandems based on interests and needs. Ideally, a friendship develops out of this, but in any case, a social network is created that makes it easier for immigrants to have a good start in Germany. Start with a Friend accompanies and advises the tandems after the matching and organises events to bring the tandems into contact with each other. It is also important to us to create structures in which people can get involved, even if they are tied up in their work and family life. The time schedule is therefore flexible; further training courses are offered but are optional. So far, Start with a Friend is available in 21 cities nationwide.More about the organisation