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  • Annual Report 2020 : Results, stories and perspectives

    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 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 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, you train to take interviews, talk about labour market law in Belgium.

    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 and, without even realizing it, give yourself new meaning.

    To become a mentor, you :


    Are over 50 years old


    Are available 2 to 3 hours per week


    Have professional experience on which you can capitalise

    Reasons to become a mentor?


    To valorize and pass on your professional experience


    A unique and enriching human experience


    To join a network of active mentors


    To contribute to society by volunteering


    To develop new skills thanks to the program of continuing education




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


    9 out of 10 mentors repeat the experience

    A word from our mentors!

    quote This experience has been an opportunity to make enriching encounters. By just giving a little time and sharing one’s experience, one receives so much in return: kindness, trust, friendship, the joy of seeing a young person regain confidence and find his/her way quote

    Marie-Claire, Brussels, 61 years old

    quote Open-mindedness, the satisfaction of being useful, and the pleasure of sharing certain experiences. quote

    Baudouin, Brussels, 67 years old

    quote Finding a job is the key to the door of successful integration. quote

    Bernard, Brussels, 68 years old

    quote An enriching experience which creates bridges between cultures and generations, it is a win-win situation! quote

    Eva, Brussels, 55 years old

    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, Brussels, 65 years old

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

    Chantal, Brussels, 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, Brussels, 70 years old

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

    Françoise, Brussels, 62 years old