for brighter futures
help teenagers realise their dreams
In Match for Brighter Futures, students help teenagers in need with their homework and coach them to develop their talents and realise their dreams.
As a student, you pair up with one highschool student. You inspire, motivate, and help them build self-confidence while improving their learning outcomes. We provide you with a training and guidancee to help you be a better coach!
We are currently hiring for 2020-2021.
Want to know more? Read the vacancy here (in Dutch).
The project, in short
- Have a positive impact on the life of secondary school students.
- Develop your skills. We coach you to be a better coach.
- Bonus: volunteer allowance
frequently asked questions
Where does the homework guidance take place?
The supervision usually takes place at the school itself, if a meeting place outside of school is arranged, a public place is desired and Match and the school must be notified.
What about the volunteer allowance?
There is a volunteer allowance that is paid at the end of each month
What if I was not able to provide 3 hours of guidance that week?
In general, 3 hours a week are desirable. If that does not suit you and your student, you can always propose that you call the student or that he/she can approach you if he/she has problems.
Can I participate in MFBF for a few months?
We prefer students who are available for longer periods. This way you can build a better relationship with your student. It is possible to apply for a few months, but this will be discussed further when you are invited for an interview.
Do I need to speak Dutch?
Yes. Your level of Dutch needs to be adequate to ensure proper communication with a Dutch highschool student.
Match for Brighter Futures and Covid-19, is that possible?
Yes, we still match students and secondary school students. The selection will take place online. As long as we are in lockdown, you will meet the student you are paired up with online. In this way, we do our utmost best to continue with this project, because especially during these times, homework assistance and coaching are very much needed.
We are in close contacts with the high schools, because everyone’s health and safety are our priority. If the situation allows it, we will switch (wherever possible and desired) to meeting up in real life. When you meet the student, you will always keep 1,5 metre distance and wear a facemask. We expect you to handle this in a safe and responsible manner
If you have any further questions, you can contact Jacoline.