Male buddy for a refugee
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SummaryWe are looking for a man who has the time and space to invest in contact with a refugee, such as showing the way around Wageningen and being a listening ear.
Stichting Vluchteling Onder Dak (VOD) is a voluntary organization that is involved in the reception and guidance of refugees for whom the first request for asylum has been rejected. They are supported with legal and social guidance, housing and living allowance.
As a buddy, you meet with the client at least once a month and then look at what you are going to do together. You can go for a walk together, go through the mail, go to the library, help practice the Dutch language, practice a hobby, or you can go to the doctor or an institution together. Sometimes a client can also use your help to make appointments.
You help the client better find his/her way in society. You break through social isolation and stimulate participation/integration in society as much as possible. You are socially involved as a buddy, for example discussing things that the client is concerned with at the moment, offering a listening ear. The conversations can be about income, housing, health, education, upbringing, meaningful daytime activities, making contacts, etc. You help and support him in this, without taking over control.
If necessary, you pass on information to VOD with regard to your client's needs, where VOD can help or mediate. You can keep in touch with the buddy coordinator about the well-being of the refugee and you can go for guidance and questions.