You want to work for a society that excludes no one? You want to bring people in contact with each other and work for openness and tolerance? Do you enjoy meeting new people and exchanging ideas? Then you have come to the right place!
Start with a Friend mediates friendships between people with and without an immigration background. It is especially important to us that we create encounters at eye level so that friendships can develop.
If this sounds exciting to you, just send us an email and I will tell you everything else that is important during a get-to-know conversation.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
To make it even better, we are looking for people who want to...
... to get to know interested participants and to host them with us
... To bring people together in tandems
... Support tandems with questions
You are welcome to bring as much time as you like.
In our volunteer team, which is full of passion and fun, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in the field of mediation and accompaniment. In addition, Start with a Friend offers further training opportunities in the form of inspiring online seminars in the field of migration, diversity and anti-discrimination. Prior experience is not necessary. Our team welcomes every new team member with open arms - join us in shaping the society we want to live in!
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