welcome friend

hello friend

Welcome Friend provides support for new residents of the city by matching them with a local expert for a six-month period. We pair up a local – a Dutch person or an international resident – with a newcomer, and the volunteer introduces him/her to the city and answers any questions he/she may have about life in Groningen.

hey

new international

Are you new in the city and need someone to help you to find your way here? Do you have questions about day to day life, but don’t know who to ask?

Do you want to:

  • get to know the city better?
  • meet local people?
  • learn more about local culture, history, etc.?
  • explore the city with a Groninger?

hey

volunteer

Are you a Dutch student, an international student or a Groninger who has lived in the city for at least six months? Do you have some extra time on your hands that you would like to spend helping new residents answer questions and introduce them to the city?

Do you want to:

  • help out a new resident of the city?
  • get to know an international resident?
  • show off the city?
  • make yourself available to answer questions?