Being a mentor means engaging concretely in a societal project that both makes sense and works! Once trained by the association, you will coach a young person for two/three hours a week over a period of six months. You will define his/her professional project, look for job offers, train him/her for interviews, and discuss the codes that are specific to the sector or to our culture.
By sharing your experience gained throughout your career, you will really offer a young person the chance to build his or her own project, and without even realising it, bring new meaning to your own.
Are over 50 years old
Are available 2 to 3 hours per week
Have professional experience to capitalise on (whether you are retired or still working)
To value and pass on your professional experience
To live a unique and enriching human experience
To join a network of active mentors
To get involved in an act of cvic volunteering
To develop new skills thanks to continuing education
NO PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
"From the very start, I knew she was cut out to launch her own business. " explains Pascale. Meanwhile Afaf has launch her own sewing workshop! Afaf replies, "I know it is not the main goal of DUO, but Pascale gave me incredible moral support."
Pascale & Afaf, duo from Brussels, 2018
"I hadn’t met a single person like him in Belgium. We’ve really built a relationship of trust. And needless to say, I will continue to meet with him once I actually start working. " says Khalid, hopeful once again. Jean-Louis concludes, visibly touched, that he has " already received so much in return from his mentee."
Jean-Louis & Khalid, duo of Liège, 2018
"It may just be a tiny little drop in the ocean, but I feel like mentoring my four duos has left its mark. " says Joëlle. " Three of the four mentees I helped have found a job. We are still in touch. It’s really satisfying as a mentor to know that you can make a difference."
Joëlle & Jean-Hubert, duo from Brussels, 2018
"DUO is an experience that goes beyond just helping someone find work. " discovered Joëlle. " We joined forces to identify SamSam’s talents and to find out what she wanted to do with her life. Samsam says, " It is thanks to people like Joëlle that I am starting to feel at home in Belgium."
Joëlle & Samsam, duo from Antwerp, 2018
"I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; today this is the case with my mentee"
Luc, Mentor, 65 years old
"I love DUO ; A team that is both professional and honest. I love the spirit and energy that reigns there. It can simply make life better!"
Yasser, Syrian, 25 years old
"It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore!"
Chantal, Mentor, 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, Mentor, 70 years old
"DUO is just the programme I needed. It enabled me to go further in my search efforts towards employment. I gained experience. I regret that I did not hear about this programme much sooner but I am very proud of all I have learned from it"
Francine, Congolese, 30 years old
"Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons"
Françoise, Mentor, 62 years old
"I have learned so much. Thanks to DUO, I have regained confidence in myself. I had run out of ideas. I was lost and now I have found myself"
Ali, Pakistani, 22 years old