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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 high point by about 70! Still active or 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 young people who need you?

    Being a volunteer mentor means making a concrete commitment to a societal project that makes sense! After being trained by our association, you will accompany a young person for 2 to 3 hours per week for a period of 6 months. Together, you get to know each other, define a professional project, look for job offers and trainings, train for interviews and discuss the workings of the labour market in the Netherlands.

    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.

    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

    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!

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    duos launched since 2013

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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

    A word from our mentors!

    quote 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 quote

    Luc, 65 years old

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

    Chantal, 67 years old

    quote 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 quote

    Jacques, 70 years old

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

    Françoise, 62 years old

    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.