The VU works together with different social organizations. They form an important bridge between the society and the University. The VU mainly works together with organization as; VoorUit, Academie van de Stad, Enactus and Giving Back.
VoorUit is a foundation which allows students to do 10 hours of Community work in a neighborhood in Amsterdam West, for which in return they are offered free housing in the same neighborhoods.
Acadmie van de Stad
Academie van de Stad connects students and universities to society. As a ‘broker’ they are in close contact with different social organization. They gather questions and issues from these organizations, and bring them to the students in the universities in order to them to research these issues. In the end, the results are fed back to the social organizations.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. They provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods.
Giving Back is an organization which connects first generation students for two years to a mentor or role model from the work field. This could mean that law student, will be connected to a lawyer, who shows the students the tricks and trades of the job and helping the students in form of advice and support.