Start with a Friend e.V. (SwaF) is a non-profit association with 23 project sites 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 engagement, we strengthen people, social cohesion & democracy.
With SwaF Verein(t) we create personal encounters between people with and without an immigration history. How we bring locals who are already active in an association or other social community into contact with immigrant people who want to become members of an association or social community themselves. It is especially important to us that we meet on an equal footing so that everyone in our community feels comfortable and friendships can develop.
Do you feel like volunteering for social coexistence and integration in Augsburg and the surrounding area? You want to bring people in contact with each other and engage yourself for openness and tolerance in the city of peace? Do you enjoy meeting new people and exchanging ideas? Then you are exactly right with us!
The project SwaF Verein(t) by the organisation Start with a Friend e.V. brings immigrant people in contact with associations in Augsburg. In Vereinstandems locals and people who are new to Augsburg can easily meet each other. Simple and uncomplicated under the motto "Gemeinsam Wir" (Together We)! Each person brings their own potential and a wealth of knowledge that makes our society in the city of peace Augsburg so diverse and intercultural.
Local associations/social communities can thus benefit from lived diversity, new members and increased participation.
We are looking for committed people to accompany immigrants to their first meeting with the association. For the organisation of regulars' tables, information booths, events for a diverse community, PR measures to make Start with a Friend better known and to expand our network locally in Augsburg and the surrounding area.
In our volunteer team, which is full of passion, heart and soul and fun, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in different areas and at the same time get to know many interesting people from our constantly growing community.
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