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 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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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 from Liège, 2018
"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