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 & democracy.
You want to work for a society that excludes no one? You want to bring people in contact with each other and engage yourself for openness and tolerance? Do you enjoy meeting new people and exchanging ideas? Then you've come to the right place!
Start with a Friend arranges tandem friendships between people with and without an immigration background. It is especially important to us that we meet at eye level, so that everyone in our community feels comfortable and friendships can develop.
To make this work even better, we're looking for people who want to...
... to get to know many different people
... To bring people together in tandems and support them with questions
... Organize events for a diverse community
... To further promote Start with a Friend and grow our network
You can join the team in the following areas:
The Placement Team
The event team
The PR Team
If this sounds exciting to you, just drop us a line and we'll tell you everything else that's important during a get-to-know-you conversation.
We look forward to meeting you!
Otherwise, no previous experience is necessary. Our team welcomes every new team member with open arms - shape the society we want to live in.
Feel free to bring as much time as you'd like.
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