Poverty is not just a financial problem, therefore volunteers can help


Grinding poverty is still all too common in Amsterdam. Someone can run into difficulties after a series of misfortunate events. Each story is unique, but the hopelessness of the financial malaise unfortunately isn't. Life seems hopeless and often, people will start to neglect themselves. Our first priority is to break out of the pattern. Our volunteers and trainers offer a helping hand taking the first step. 

Katinka’s experience

"I tend mainly to listen, I listen very carefully to them. I'm not so much interested in the debts themselves, more in the stories behind them. The debts are just the symptoms. I've noticed that people have it in them to straighten out their lives again but they've lost all confidence in themselves. The Regenboog-mates try to help them regain their confidence."- Katinka Syaranamual, volunteer.



Below are the projects of De Regenboog Groep within this theme. Through these projects and activities we want visitors, clients and participants actively participate in society

What can you do?

We need your help, become a volunteer! You can help by investing your time and energy, by working with citizens of Amsterdam with unusual stories. Or become a donor! Your money will be well spent on care for homeless people, aid for (former) addicts and people living in poverty or social isolation. You are always welcome to drop by and see how your money is spent. Or why not buy one of the products from our online Gift Shop? A present for someone you know, perhaps. It's all contributing towards a better society. And that's great, isn't it?


Voluntary work in Amsterdam


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