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  • Today, at over 50, a new life is possible. It’s scientifically proven: from the age of fifty, happiness skyrockets, reaching a kind of ecstasy by about 70! Still active or a young retiree, you dare to travel, learn, you want to share and invest in projects that interest you … You have skills and life experience, so why not put them to work for young people who need you?

    Being a volunteer mentor means making a firm commitment to a societal project that makes sense! After being trained by our association, you shall accompany a young person for 2 to 3 hours per week for a period of 6 months. Together, you get to know each other, you define a professional project, look for job offers, training, train to take interviews, talk about labour market law in The Netherlands, but that’s not all!

    By sharing the experiences you have gained over the course of your career, you are truly giving a young person the chance to build their own career and, without even realising it, bringing new meaning to your own development.

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    Reasons to become a mentor?

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    To valorize and pass on your professional experience

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    To live a unique and enriching experience

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    To join a network of active mentors

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    To contribute to society by volunteering

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    To develop new skills thanks to the offered trainings

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    NO PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

    To become a mentor, you :

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    50 years or older

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    Are available 2 to 3 hours per week

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    Have professional experience and are ready to share it

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    supportive and enthusiastic mentors

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    3 out of 4 young people find a job, an internship or training

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    9 out of 10 mentors repeat the experience

    Policy on inappropriate behaviour

    As part of our policy on inappropriate behaviour, we ask all our volunteers who work (in)directly with mentees to provide a certificate of good conduct (VOG) and sign a code of conduct.

    A word from our mentors!

    I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; that’s what I’m doing now with my mentee

    Luc, 65 years old

    It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!

    Chantal, 67 years old

    With DUO for a JOB, I had the chance to pass on the best of a whole lifetime and was then surprised to realise that I was actually receiving much more in return, from both the association and my mentee

    Jacques, 70 years old

    Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons

    Françoise, 62 years old