Match for Brighter Futures
help teenagers realise their dreams
Develop yourself, make a difference and upgrade your CV!
Do you think using your knowledge and experience to help underprivileged youth is important? Or were you that teenager who struggled with school, and now you want to help a young person yourself?
In the project Brighter Futures, you coach a high school student with fewer opportunities than their peers for two hours a week. As a volunteer in our project, you would tutor the pupil by helping them with their homework and exam preparation. Next to tutoring, you would also be fulfilling a slight coaching role in which you help the pupil with motivation, time management, or even developing plans for the future.
We are looking for students who:
- speak Dutch fluently
- have 2-3 hours available per week
- are available for at least half a year (February to July or September to December)
- want to use their experience and knowledge to help
This is what you get from us:
- a chance to develop yourself alongside your studies
- make a social contribution
- 4 workshops on topics such as coaching, motivation, and learning styles
- flexible working hours
- monthly volunteer allowance of €60
The recruitment for 2023-2024 has started. Apply now and secure your spot!
Want to know more? Read the vacancy here
- Have a positive impact on the life of a high school student
- Develop your skills as we coach you to be a better leader
- Bonus: volunteer allowance
- Dutch speaking
- Have 2-3 hours a week to help
- Available during the months required
- Motivated to help a student
Are you interested in participating in this project but want to know more? Please join our online information session on the 28th of September at (19:00 CET)
frequently asked questions
Where does the homework assistance take place?
Tutoring usually takes place at the student’s school. This is agreed upon with the student and the school in advance. Sometimes, you can choose to meet outside the school, but a public place is best for this.
What about the volunteer fee?
A volunteer allowance is paid at the end of each month. The volunteer allowance amount per hour depends on your age.
What if I cannot give 3 hours of guidance in that week?
Generally speaking, the full 3 hours in a week is needed, but sometimes this isn’t convenient for you or the student. In this case, you can make clear agreements together on what works. You can always suggest that you call the student if something comes up or that the student can call you if they have a problem.
Can I also participate in MFBF for just a few months?
Preferably you are available until the end of the academic year. This ensures that you build a better relationship with your student. Are you interested in the project but only available for a shorter period? Mention this in your application. This will then be discussed during your introductory meeting.
Do I need to speak Dutch?
Yes, your level of Dutch needs to be good to coach a Dutch high school student properly.
If you have any further questions, you can contact Jasmijn.
Jasmijn George, project coordinator