Become a Volunteer

As a volunteer guest lecturer, you will share aspects of traditions, youth culture or geography of your home country. These lectures will usually last between 45 minutes to one hour each and will be conducted in English during Civics, English or geography classes for Dutch high school students aged 12 to 17.  Students get the opportunity to practice their language skills and expand their knowledge of the world. Some may even be inspired study or work abroad one day thanks to your presentation!

Prior to your guest lecture, you will receive a compulsory didactic training by an educational specialist together with other internationals. During this one time training session, you will learn how to make your lesson plan interactive and suitable for a teenage audience. They are very interactive, interesting and fun.

If your native language is Spanish, English or French we would to match you with schools which organize volunteer conversation classes. No training is required for me but we do connected you with experienced volunteers to let you know what to expect. 

This programme was originally an  initiative of the municipality of The Hague, PEP Den Haag, ACCESS and The Hague Bridge and works in partnership with Volunteer The Hague. In its 6th year of existence is transitioning to a non-profit organization. It will take a couple of months before training sessions and matches can be offered again.

 

 

Guest lecturer: Janvier Ouko. Photo by: Henriette Guest

 

Sign Up

Interested? Please sign up below! Please do know that the chance is small to be assigned a match right away. At the moment, only English and French conversation matches are occuring and no training sessions are available until further notice. Thank your for your patience while the organization gains official non-profit status and acquires funding.

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