Giving back

There are many ways for business in the Amsterdam Area to give back to the community by contributing time to good cases or making socially and environmentally conscious choices for their business operations. Browse the list for a cause that suits your company. To be considered for inclusion, email amsterdaminbusiness@amsterdam.nl

Business services

Argo360

Decommissions, refurbishes or disposes of unwanted IT equipment in a safe and responsible way, without risk of environmental damage.

Design-a-thon

Teaches kids communication skills. Partners can commission a design-a-thon to gain children’s insights to inform decision-making or collaborate with a specific community by engaging its children.

DropOuts

Runs a creative communications agency of DropOuts, that is talented, creative young people who have not finished their studies for various reasons.

Volunteering opportunities

Business Involved

Curates opportunities to do good in the Amsterdam Area. Register your business to make meaningful connections and sustainable impact.

Deedmob

Provides a platform to discover nearby volunteering for various causes, including environment, health, people with disabilities, animals, youth and education, and refugees.

NL Cares

Helps companies make impact through purpose-driven volunteer programmes.

Serve the City

Creates events that mobilise many volunteers to serve in simple ways – sports, music, arts and crafts, meals, friendship and more.

VCA

Brings people who want to do voluntary work in Amsterdam in contact with volunteer organisations for all kinds of different purposes, including cooking a meal for the elderly or coaching a sports team.

Voedselbanken

Distributes food to those in need. Companies can support with donations and fundraisers, food or volunteers.

Environmental action

Argo360

Decommissions, refurbishes or disposes of unwanted IT equipment in a safe and responsible way, without risk of environmental damage.

Land Life Company

Helps your company compensate for its carbon footprint through large scale reforestation projects actively removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Plastic Whale

Welcomes paying volunteers to gather plastic from Amsterdam's canals. It also builds sleek office furniture made from collected plastic.

Conscious hiring

Amsterdam - Diverse & Inclusive

Aims to initiate an urban movement in which companies reinforce each other and set the standard for diverse workplaces and inclusive business operations.

Emma at Work

Supports young people, aged between 15 and 30 and who have chronic physical disorders, in finding a place in the workforce.

Geja

Serves as an important link between social services, the UWV (employee insurance agency), job seekers and companies that want or need to do business in a socially responsible manner.

House of Skills

Develops tools that facilitate skills matching for employers, employees, and for people who are currently looking for work, by approaching learning as a lifelong practice.

Pantar

Connects companies with employees with physical, psychological or learning disabilities, for roles including catering, stock maintenance and office work.

Refugee Start Force

Empowers refugees to create their new life in the Netherlands and gives Amsterdam employers the chance to benefit from the skills and experience of this ambitious and diverse group.

WSP

Connects younger people, those over 50, and workers with disabilities with brands offering the right opportunities.

Socially conscious experiences

Amsterdam Underground

Runs city tours guided by people with a past that involved homelessness and/or substance use, providing an understanding for (ex)addicts and the stigma they experience.

Ctaste

Hosts a unique restaurant experience in Amsterdam where visitors dine in total darkness, served by visually impaired employees.

Plastic Whale

Welcomes paying volunteers to gather plastic from Amsterdam's canals. It also builds sleek office furniture made from collected plastic.

Rederij Lampedusa

Offers horizon-broadening tours of Amsterdam’s waterways with personal immigration stories, as told by the international crew and on boats once used by North African refugees.