Coach Children towards a Successful Future
Weekend Academie
Start Date
Jan. 1, 2017
End Date
Aug. 31, 2017

The Weekend Academie offers an educational program every Saturday and Sunday to children of disadvantaged backgrounds between the ages of 10 and 15. They register for an academic year. The program consists of help with homework, social skills training, job orientation, sports and fun. The supervisors are all volunteers or interns (from HBO). They are supported by a coordinator.


The goal of the Weekend Academie is to increase the childrens’ opportunities and develop their talents so that they can make the most out of life. The supervisors serve as role models and are an example of how to structure one’s life in a way that creates happiness. 


As a volunteer, you'll coach a group of about 5 children during the different components of the program. Next to the regular program that takes place every weekend, there also regular excursions with the pupils.


Students that are interested in joining the organisation can apply - throughout the year - via the website! Contact us to discuss what you can do to help the kids that are part of the program!




Language requirement: Dutch

Students can volunteer on one of the following days: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday

(this also depends on location: Amsterdam West or New West).



Contact Person
Lise-Lot Siersema
Weekend Academie