Gave employs field workers who live and work throughout the country and provides central support from its national headquarter in Harderwjk.
Gave employs volunteers co-ordinators who live in the vicinity of a reception centre and can network with the churches and other organisations in the area. He supports the Christian volunteers who visit asylum seekers in the reception centre or organise various activities. He also facilitates the training of the volunteers in co-operation with the local inter-church workgroup.
Gave employs specialists who provide training and resources for children’s work, youth work, women’s work, Bible study and personal visits to refugees. When local churches near a reception centre want to start a new ministry, Gave can provide an appropriate training course and will coach the volunteers until the work has been consolidated. After that the volunteers co-coordinator or the local workgroup can invite a specialist for further training and advice.
In addition to the specialists, Gave employs language teams that organise fellowships, Bible study groups, cell groups, or conferences for one specific language group. At present there are teams for Arabic speaking people, Kurds, and Somalis. One worker specializes in outreach to Afghan and Farsi people (from Iran). There are activities for other language groups also.
All Gave workers and volunteers can ‘phone and e-mail the service desk with their various questions. Just a small sample of the questions we receive:
In all cases, the service desk has an answer or will find an answer!
In 2013 Gave lounched a juridical team with the following activities: