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Social Support

We all have problems from time to time – at work, within our family or when something has happened. We usually solve these problems on our own, but sometimes we can’t. If you need help, the Neighbourhood Team (Buurtteam) in your area can provide free social support. 

In many cases, you can also get support from (volunteer) organisations specialised in loneliness, LGBTI+ questions, addiction etc. On this page, you’ll find the kinds of support and assistance that are available in Utrecht.


Many of these support organisations rely on volunteers. That means you can also contact them if you want to help others. If you’d like to become a volunteer, but aren’t sure what you want to do, you can contact the following organisations: Vrijwilligerscentrale, U-Centraal or Handje Helpen (these last two websites in Dutch).