Voor Elkaar in Zuid is a non-profit organization aiming to connect the local community in Amsterdam Zuid. Do you need a helping hand? Are you willing to help others? Or do you want to meet new people? Join us!


Are you looking for possibilities to help others, improve your Dutch language skills or connect to the local community of Amsterdam Zuid? You’re very welcome to volunteer at Voor Elkaar in Zuid.

We’re a volunteer driven organization in Amsterdam Zuid making it possible for elderly people to remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. We offer mostly short term, simple and practical aid. For example, doing groceries, offering companionship, a chore in the house or garden or giving someone a ride. You don’t necessarily have to commit on a regular basis. Your time involvement is totally up to you. Please contact us! We’re happy to meet you.

Are you looking for a different kind of volunteering work? Please search the vacancies written in English in the online database from the Volunteer Centre Amsterdam.

Community platform BUUV

You’re very welcome to join our community platform BUUV. BUUV is an online, local community platform which connects neighbors with each other in times of need, but also as a way for people to meet others with a common interest. The online system is supported by real people (volunteer neighbors) who facilitate connections. BUUV is slang for ‘buurvrouw’, which means neighbor. You can subscribe yourself online and place your ad or leave a reply to others. Read more about BUUV. 


Do you need help?

Voor Elkaar in Zuid involves services that residents easily can provide for each other, without necessarily having to do something in return. This could be anything: getting groceries for elderly, offering your handymen services, teaching someone how to use the computer, offering companionship, meeting new people with similar interests, a chore in the house or gardening. Through BUUV, our online community platform, we connect neighbours in Amsterdam Zuid.  The BUUV initiative is open for anyone who has a demand (VRAAG).  You’re welcome to place your English written ad.


Community centers

Are you a new resident who want to get to know people? Community centers are a great way to meet new people in your neighbourhood. Amsterdam Zuid is home to nearly 20 community centerss. There’s always a community centre nearby. Check our map.