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How Re-starter supports refugees to find work?

Many refugees receive a work and residency permit, yet it is very difficult for them to find work or feel included in their host community. We believe providing coaching and training on community procedures, cultural values, language, development of new skills, and support in gaining access to work would greatly help them overcome these obstacles.

What could help them during the process of adaptation and finding a job?

Coaching in a personal level
Mentoring in a professional level / Connections-Network

What we offer:

We provide training for those interested in building up a network of companies and professionals able to help refugees integrate and gain access to work. We also offer coaching and mentoring training for people who want to assist refugees in the process of adaptation.We are building a network of volunteers who are helping the refugees to integrate in the society and job market.

How you could help us to build up this network and help refugees to integrate:

  • Buddy: People interested in providing peer-to-peer support to refugees to help them in the process of adapting to daily and professional life in the Netherlands.

  • Networking Business people, entreperneurs and professionals: People with connections to companies or organisations potentially interested in providing professional development opportunities to refugees (voluntary, internship, or paid work);

  • Professional mentors: Professionals who can mentor refugees on track to (re-enter the workforce;

        1.Coaching
Refugees need coaches, who provide peer-to-peer support helping them to adapt to daily life in a new context.  Support them in dealing with their potential employer and adjust to the new working culture.  Both volunteers, who would like to become a buddy for a refugee and the refugee can connect with Re-starter through a telephone number.  Once they call in they will be, connected with a “buddy” or “refugee” through an online matching system. The coach will regular meet with the refugee and report back through the online system in order for Re-starter to monitor progress of coaching and support when/where needed.

        2. Mentoring
Once refugees have a job, it will be important to guide them in the local working culture, support them with work-related questions and ensure they are successful in their new position.

        3. Creating community and opportunity to meet with potential employees
Re-starter organizes regular Business Meet-Ups (BMUs) - bringing companies/entrepreneurs informally together with refugees.
Re-starter provides training for those interested in building up a network of companies and professionals able to help refugees integrate and gain access to work. We also offer coaching and mentoring training for people who want to assist refugees in the process of adaptation.
Re-starter has a network of volunteers, who are helping the refugees to integrate in the society and job market.