School's Cool Amsterdam

For homementors

As a volunteer at School’s cool Amsterdam, you dedicate your time to support children who need it. We are happy to organize extra things for you, such as:

  • Intervisions and workshops, where knowledge sharing and personal development are central
  • Mentor events
  • Excursions for you to undertake together with your pupil

As a homementor, you make a difference!

  • Weekly commitment of one to one and a half hours
  • Period of 12 to 18 months
  • You will visit the pupil's home
  • Practical homework assistance is often a good starting point for a conversation
  • Affinity with the age group 10 to 18 years
  • Good knowledge of the Dutch language

Experiences of homementors

In the beginning, we mostly focused on schoolwork. That served as the starting point. Our bond grew stronger because I was there for him every week as a homementor. We laughed a lot, but we also worked on shaping his future.
What I enjoy about being a homementor is being in contact with young people and witnessing their development, growth, and progress.
I was fortunate in my youth, but not everyone has had the same experience. I talk a lot with my student about things other than school; about their interests in life, and I also share my own experiences. It broadens their perspective and mine. We learn from each other.