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We are looking for a buddy around her age for a fifty-one year old woman from Amstelveen. Someone who can offer a listening ear without judgment or advice and who can take her out. The woman does not work and has been at home for years. She misses social contact and would like to be in more social environments. So far she has not been able to find a connection through other means. The target groups of welfare organizations are often people who are slightly younger or older. And she prefers contact with people around her own age. She hopes to make a nice contact with someone through the Maatjes project. The woman would love it if she could just tell her buddy how she is doing. Or that she can talk to her buddy about everyday things. There must be mutual respect between the volunteer and her. The woman does not wait for someone to give her all kinds of well-intentioned advice; she has her affairs in order. For her it is purely about being a listening ear, sharing moments and experiences and having fun. She also likes to go out. These must be low-budget activities. And because the woman suffers from some physical problems, she cannot take long walks or do too much physical exertion. She would like it if her buddy came up with fun ideas for outings. When it rains, she thinks it would be fun to play a board game at home. The woman describes herself as social, empathetic, sociable, sensitive and spiritual. She can meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Bovenkerk - Westwijk Noord, Keizer Karelpark, Stadshart, Waardhuizen, Middenhoven

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We are looking for a buddy around her age for a fifty-one year old woman from Amstelveen. Someone who can offer a listening ear without judgment or advice and who can take her out.

The woman does not work and has been at home for years. She misses social contact and would like to be in more social environments. So far she has not been able to find a connection through other means. The target groups of welfare organizations are often people who are slightly younger or older. And she prefers contact with people around her own age.

She hopes to make a nice contact with someone through the Maatjes project. The woman would love it if she could just tell her buddy how she is doing. Or that she can talk to her buddy about everyday things. There must be mutual respect between the volunteer and her. The woman does not wait for someone to give her all kinds of well-intentioned advice; she has her affairs in order. For her it is purely about being a listening ear, sharing moments and experiences and having fun.

She also likes to go out. These must be low-budget activities. And because the woman suffers from some physical problems, she cannot take long walks or do too much physical exertion. She would like it if her buddy came up with fun ideas for outings. When it rains, she thinks it would be fun to play a board game at home.

The woman describes herself as social, empathetic, sociable, sensitive and spiritual.

She can meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works.

As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun.

It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability.

Working hours:
During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy.

Intake procedure:
Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu).
Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple.

Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Bovenkerk - Westwijk Noord, Keizer Karelpark, Stadshart, Waardhuizen, Middenhoven

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Who will bring this woman some fun again?

Roads Maatjesproject

For a woman over sixty-five from Amstelveen, we are looking for a buddy of her own age or older. She is recovering from a physical illness. That is why she is tired a lot and physically unable to do much. She has a small social network and has difficulty making new contacts. She finds it difficult to see the positive in everything and she can worry a lot. As a result, she experiences gloomy days. She misses having a chat with people or having a cup of coffee with someone. She wants a buddy who can offer her a listening ear, is clear, understands her and can cheer her up. Someone who approaches life positively. She has limited mobility. She can walk short distances. This then happens at a leisurely pace. She is available during the day. It is important that her buddy does not smoke. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who wants to walk/chat with this woman (65)?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a sweet sixty-five year old woman from Amstelveen. The woman struggles with depressive feelings and misses friendly one-on-one contact. She has adult children, on whom she does not want to rely too much. Her circle of friends is small and her connections have busy lives themselves, so they don't often have time for her. The woman has previously been linked to a buddy. From this she has the experience that contact with friends really benefits her and that she can experience fun moments with a buddy. She hopes that she will be matched with a buddy again. She thinks it would be fun to take a walk together or have a coffee somewhere and chat in the meantime. These may be lighter but also deeper conversations. She likes to talk about life and everyday things. She also likes it when she can vent some tensions with her buddy. Likewise, she wants to be a listening ear for her buddy and she likes to hear what her buddy is experiencing or has to say. Her buddy should not have a backpack that is too heavy, she will then take it home. The woman wants a non-smoking buddy. Someone who is not very dominant, but is calmly present. And who has verbal skills and can take initiative. It is important to her that you see each other as equals. And that you can communicate well with each other. She is available on Mondays. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Looking for size 60+ for fun activities

Roads Maatjesproject

For a woman over seventy from Amstelveen, we are looking for a female companion of sixty years or older. The woman is not able to connect with other people on her own. She misses fun distractions and friendly contact. The woman hopes to be paired with a female companion aged 60 or older. A 'normal' and cheerful person. Someone who can bring her some positivity and is not too concerned with her appearance. One moment she would like to be able to open up about what is bothering her. At other times she would like to talk about common interests and gossip. Together they would like to visit a thrift store, go to the market, go for a walk or cycle, have a coffee somewhere, play a board game or just do something spontaneously. The woman is of Amsterdam descent. That means she can sometimes be a bit direct. She can meet both during the week and at the weekend. She smokes. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Woman (57) likes to walk the dogs

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a fifty-seven year old woman from Amstelveen. The woman would very much like to walk with someone within walking distance of the De Meerkamp swimming pool every two weeks while walking his or her dog(s). The woman is fine with it if it is a nice long walk. She also thinks it would be fun to visit the volunteer at home to drink a cup of tea and in the meantime play and cuddle with the pets (dogs, cats, guinea pigs). The woman sometimes has some difficulty making contact with people. She has previously been paired with a buddy with pets and has had positive experiences. The woman has time on the weekends anyway. Also during the week, but in consultation. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who takes a friendly woman on the road?

Roads Maatjesproject

For a friendly and quiet woman over sixty from Amstelveen, we are looking for a buddy (f) who wants to take her out. The woman does not dare to go out independently or visit a social environment. She has a small network, but she does not want to burden the people in that network too much. So she spends a lot of time at home, while she needs one-on-one contact with someone who offers her fun and takes her on the road. She therefore hopes to be paired with a buddy. The age of the buddy doesn't matter to her. Outside the home, the woman is dependent on a wheelchair. So it would be nice if you were willing to push her wheelchair as a volunteer. The woman can meet at a location. She uses the regional taxi for this purpose. She would like to go shopping with her buddy, go grocery shopping, go to the movies, meet at a community center or have coffee somewhere. She also seems to enjoy playing a board game. Her ideal buddy is spontaneous and interested and enjoys a nice conversation. The woman likes it when someone has a bit of humor. The woman does not smoke. She wants a non-smoking buddy. She likes to meet on Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday afternoons. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen, Ouder-Amstel

Woman 60+ wants a cheerful and reliable buddy

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a woman over sixty from Ouderkerk a/d Amstel. Due to negative experiences with people from her past, she is suspicious of making new contacts. She avoids large groups of people and social environments. She spends a lot of time at home and she is bored. It is a big step for her to start a buddy relationship. But she wants it badly. She wants a reliable buddy who has a lot of understanding and patience and is cheerful and cheerful. Preferably someone between 60 and 70 years old, but she is also open to a younger person. She would love it if her buddy came to visit her at home. She likes to play board games like Yahtzee or Rummikub. She also seems to enjoy making cards together, working in the garden, taking a walk or cooking and eating. She is not so much concerned with how to spend her time. She attaches more value to the distraction and fun that a buddy offers her. She prefers to meet in the afternoon. She smokes, but she can smoke in the kitchen. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who can answer this man?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a man in his sixties from Amstelveen. The man has been through a lot in his life, more than he can handle. As a result of the psychological problems he developed, he also developed an alcohol and smoking addiction (not drugs). Due to the addiction problem, it is not possible to receive psychological help. So he ends up in a vicious circle. The man comes across as a loud, tough, Amsterdam guy who won't let himself be crushed. He can be very direct in contact. He can also seem a bit chaotic. But behind that there is a little heart. He is very sensitive and somewhat spiritual. He is also sensitive to injustice. He describes himself as a people person. He talks to everyone on the street. Although the man is very social and although he can make contact very easily, he feels lonely. The man wants to investigate whether a buddy can help him. He hopes that there is a volunteer who can offer him some pleasant distraction. He wants a buddy between thirty-five and sixty-five years old. Someone who accepts that he almost always smokes and who takes his sensitivity into account. The man likes to talk himself, but also likes it when his buddy has a story to tell. He likes to ask questions and respond. He finds it important that his buddy is genuinely interested in him and listens actively and that his buddy does not behave in a controlling manner. The buddy outings must be low-budget. For example: a walk, cycling, a picnic somewhere, playing a board game somewhere. He can meet from 12 noon. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who will come to visit this young man at home?

Roads Maatjesproject

For a young man over thirty from Amstelveen, we are looking for a buddy between twenty and forty years old for a home visit. The young man moved to Amstelveen a few years ago and lives with supervision. As a result of trauma, he does not dare to go outside. He feels lonely and would like someone to visit him at home. He has been paired with a buddy before. He liked that. As a volunteer you should not have the idea that you can help him or that you can force him to go outside. You can do something for him by offering social contact. He thinks it is important that this buddy contact is just a pleasant contact and that the volunteer is friendly. The young man is very interested in the hi-Tech industry. He can also design anything himself on the computer. So it would be nice if you, as a volunteer, were also interested in this subject to some extent. He would be happy to tell and show you what he knows about hi-Tech and what he has created himself. To dampen the tension, the young man smokes weed. He can smoke on his balcony, but you still have to be able to tolerate the smell. He can meet in the afternoons. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Woman cheerfully wishes buddy for outings

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a sixty-three year old woman from Amstelveen. The woman always did a lot together with her mother. Since her mother died last year, she has experienced loneliness. The woman finds it difficult to enter a social environment independently. She won't go out for coffee or go to a community center alone. Apart from her sister and her previous buddy, the woman has no direct social contacts. The woman would like to experience some fun with someone. She hopes that she will be paired with her buddy again. She prefers someone aged fifty or older, who is cheerful and cheerful just like her. It may be that the woman is a bit shy during the first encounters and finds it a bit exciting to meet her mate. But once the ice has melted, she says she will loosen up and talk more. The woman likes to go for a walk with a buddy (which may be a long distance), cycle, drink coffee or do fun things. She also thinks it would be fun to take the bus to Amsterdam and visit the Albert Cuyp there, for example. The woman is somewhat hearing impaired. She is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Man wishes buddy (f) for some pleasant distraction

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a female companion for a quiet and friendly young man of thirty-four years old from Amstelveen. Due to his autism, he quickly experiences many stimuli. The young man lives in a group home. Except for coffee and some contact with family, he has no social contacts. He needs one-on-one contact. He feels more comfortable with women than with men. That's why he wants a female companion. The young man would like to do something outdoors with someone. He therefore prefers a quiet environment. He loves nature and enjoys walking and cycling. He is interested in history, science and politics. So he would like it if he could walk or cycle with someone in nature and if he could talk to someone about his interests. He wishes his buddy could give him some space and respect his opinion or vision. It is also useful if the buddy takes the initiative because he himself is a bit hesitant. And he hopes that a good click will develop. He prefers a non-smoking buddy from around his own age to a maximum of fifty years old. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Do you also like cooking and/or nature?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a man over sixty from Amstelveen with whom he can cook (vegetarian). He also thinks it would be fun to walk together in nature and discover new locations. The man has had many experiences in the past with people who were not friendly. He has developed a fear of that. It is quite a step for him to enter into buddy contact. He therefore wants a buddy who is friendly, somewhat serious and can think more deeply about things. He likes to do that himself. It would be nice if the volunteer understood him and was a little patient. It is important that the volunteer sees and understands him and respects him. The man disapproves of people who are snappy or argue. Because he has many care provider appointments during the week, he likes to meet on Thursdays or during the weekend. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Who will help this woman break the rut?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy (m/f) for a sixty year old woman who would like to take her for a walk or drink coffee somewhere. The woman has little or no social contact, except with her children. Because she feels lonely, she can go into a flow downwards. Then she stays indoors, is less interested in the outside world and becomes more and more worried. She knows that if she does fun things, she will break that downward flow. She hopes a buddy can help her by taking her out. The woman prefers not to mingle in a busy environment. She would like to make contact with friends by, for example, simply taking a walk in a park together or drinking coffee or eating an ice cream somewhere. The woman hopes that the contact with friends will provide her with some distraction and fun. She wants to be paired with someone with whom she clicks and with whom she feels good. She doesn't like to be difficult herself. She would like it if her buddy also had that same approach to life and would not pretend to be anything other than who he/she is. The woman is an easy talker, but during silences she can feel a bit uncomfortable or be hesitant. She would like it if the volunteer had some nice stories to tell, but also if the volunteer could offer her a listening ear. She prefers it when a conversation is spontaneous and when there is alternating speaking. She prefers Wednesday afternoons. She could also do it on Friday or Saturday afternoon. She doesn't smoke. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Looking for a buddy with a passion for making music

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a man in his fifties from Amstelveen who can share his passion for making music with him. The man would like to give substance to the buddy contact by making music together. He has a preference for classical music. The man wishes to be paired with a buddy with whom he can be himself and with whom he does not feel he has to conform to the other. The man has a critical view of life. As a buddy you have to be able to appreciate that. It is important that you can empathize with his life and that you take the buddy agreements seriously to avoid disappointments. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen, Ouder-Amstel

Who makes the difference for this woman (60+)?

Roads Maatjesproject

For a woman over sixty from Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, we are looking for a buddy (m/f) of fifty years or older. The woman has few social contacts and spends a lot of time at home. She is somewhat articulate and straightforward. That is why social contacts in the past did not last long. The woman is dependent on a mobility scooter. The woman can be somewhat black and white and finds it difficult to suppress frustrations. These often stick around. She can swear and rant a bit. She does this in general, not directly aimed at the volunteer, but she talks about everything around her that is disappointing her. She gives her opinion very honestly and she is straightforward in what she says. She also likes Amsterdam humor. As she calls it: 'close to the ground'. She's not the type to wear heels and dress up. She doesn't like that in others either. The woman has had positive experiences with volunteers. She would like to be paired with a buddy again. You can make a difference for her by doing fun activities with her and offering her social contact. The woman would enjoy going to a market together, for example. Or take a trip to the Albert Cuyp or the Dapper Markt. As a volunteer you must be able to see the person behind the irritations, to filter and put her comments into perspective and to give her a sounding board or a different view and insights. The woman indicates that if the volunteer is a calm person who knows exactly what he or she wants, then things will click. The fold is also interested in vintage cars, odd jobs and technology. She is quite flexible in terms of days. She doesn't smoke. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Young man wishes buddy for distraction

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a young man in his thirties from Amstelveen. The young man often sits at home. He experiences fears and tensions. He has difficulty taking up activities and making new social contacts. In social situations he does not really know what to expect, what questions to ask, how to behave or how to respond. He now mainly has conversations with care providers, but he would also like some normal contact with people his age. And have a conversation that is not about his health or problems, but about 'normal' things. The young man wants a buddy around his age. He is used to female care providers. For that reason, he also feels comfortable when he is paired with a female buddy. As a buddy, you are expected to visit him at home or pick him up because he doesn't like to go anywhere alone. You must also be able to take the lead, start a conversation and keep agreements. Initially, he prefers to keep the outings close to home. He would like to take a walk, have a coffee somewhere, go to the shops, look around or go to the petting zoo. He smokes, but can accommodate himself by smoking outside, for example. He is often available. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy. We are looking for a buddy for a young man in his thirties from Amstelveen. The young man often sits at home. He experiences fears and tensions. He has difficulty taking up activities and making new social contacts. In social situations he does not really know what to expect, what questions to ask, how to behave or how to respond. He now mainly has conversations with care providers, but he would also like some normal contact with people his age. And have a conversation that is not about his health or problems, but about 'normal' things. The young man wants a buddy around his age. He is used to female care providers. For that reason, he also feels comfortable when he is paired with a female buddy. As a buddy, you are expected to visit him at home or pick him up because he doesn't like to go anywhere alone. As a buddy, you also have to be able to pull the cart, start a conversation and keep agreements. Initially, he prefers to keep the outings close to home. He would like to take a walk, have a coffee somewhere, go to the shops, look around or go to the petting zoo. He smokes, but can accommodate himself by smoking outside, for example. He is often available. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Woman (47) wants to cook or be creative together

Roads Maatjesproject

For a forty-seven-year-old woman from Amstelveen, we are looking for a buddy around her age with whom she can cook together or take up creative activities. The woman suffered brain damage due to an accident. Since then she has had balance, memory and vision problems. She spends a lot of time indoors. She is unable to independently take up her hobbies again. For example, it is difficult for her to hold a pan. That's why she doesn't cook enough for herself. So she would like it if a buddy could help her cook. She also thinks it would be nice to be paired with a buddy with whom she can be creative at home. 'We each do our own thing together' is how she envisions it. For example, she would like to crochet or knit together or draw a mandala. When crocheting or knitting, it would be nice if her buddy could help her every now and then. The woman experiences sadness because of her situation and everything that has happened in her life. But she likes to have fun, chats a lot, likes to joke and likes to express herself with humor. She therefore wants a buddy with whom she can experience fun. The buddy may be English speaking. As a result of the accident, she is easily distracted. Halfway through a conversation she can wander off or jump from topic to topic. It would be nice if you, as a buddy, could adjust the activity or conversation at such a time. The woman prefers to meet in the afternoons, except on Tuesday afternoons. She has a dog. She smokes. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Who will help this young man (25) on his way?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a twenty-five year old young man from Amstelveen. He wants to give his life more meaning and wishes to meet people around his age. An activity with a buddy would be a great first step. His cerebral hemispheres function very differently. The hemisphere of the brain that deals with independence, keeping appointments and self-care functions less well. He therefore lives with his parents, who provide him with guidance. The hemisphere of the brain that focuses on creativity functions very strongly. The young man has a lot of interest in art, painting and drawing. For example, he enjoys visiting museums. The young man wants a buddy with whom he clicks and with whom he can talk and discuss. It is very important that his buddy is patient. He would like to go for a walk with his buddy. It would be really nice if his buddy had a dog to accompany him on the walk. The young man is also open to playing sports together at SportCity or Big Jim in Amstelveen. He finds it difficult to schedule the appointment and arrive on time. His parents will guide him in buddy contact. He prefers to meet in the afternoon or evening. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who shares a passion for music?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a man in his sixties from Amstelveen. The man has moved from Amsterdam to Amstelveen and lives with family. He has a good relationship with his family. But he would like it if his world could also consist of other people. The social contacts he had in Amsterdam are diminishing. He is unable to make new social contacts in Amstelveen. He needs friendly contact with someone with whom he can tell his life story. The man loves music very much. He is a big fan of reggae, but also loves jazz and classical music. He himself plays guitar, tambourine and harmonica. The man is very friendly and makes contact with everyone easily. The moment the contact is longer, his attention shifts to the background. There may be periods when his mental health deteriorates. Then he can believe in some kind of fantasies. This does not have to be disturbing in buddy contact. His ideal buddy is someone who loves music (reggae). Someone with whom he can chat well, with whom he can experience conviviality. He would like to do something around the theme of music with a buddy. For example, jamming together. He also thinks it would be fun to drink coffee or take a walk together. The man is flexible and can in principle meet every day of the week. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who comes to visit this woman (44) at home?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy (f) for a forty-four year old woman from Amstelveen to visit her at home. The woman was involved in an accident that left her with chronic pain and a traumatic experience. She has lost confidence in humanity and in the medical circuit. She does not dare to go outside and does not leave the house, except for hospital appointments. Her medical assistance is now being phased out. She has always found talking to care providers pleasant. She receives care and attention from her family. Her family tries to encourage her to go outside. But that is really too ambitious for now. That is why she needs friendly contact with someone who visits her home. Her ideal mate is a reliable, sweet and gentle person. Someone who doesn't force her to go outside, who genuinely offers her a listening ear, who wants to try to understand her and who can just have a nice chat with her. For example, the woman likes food, cooking and baking. That's a topic she would like to talk about. She also likes to talk about everyday topics; from nice stories to things that bother her. The woman was not born in the Netherlands. She speaks the Dutch language well enough to understand each other. The woman would like it if she could improve her Dutch language level through buddy contact. In contact she is a very honest and gentle person. She will need some time to feel someone else's trust. The woman can meet every day after 12 noon. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who comes to visit this woman at home?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy (f) for a 44-year-old woman from Amstelveen to come visit her at home. The woman was involved in an accident that left her with chronic pain and a traumatic experience. She has lost confidence in humanity and in the medical circuit. She does not dare to go outside and does not leave the house, except for hospital appointments. Her medical assistance is now being phased out. She has always found talking to care providers pleasant. She receives care and attention from her family. Her family tries to encourage her to go outside. But that is really too ambitious for now. That is why she needs friendly contact with someone who visits her home. Her ideal mate is a reliable, sweet and gentle person. Someone who doesn't force her to go outside, who genuinely offers her a listening ear, who wants to try to understand her and who can just have a nice chat with her. For example, the woman likes food, cooking and baking. That's a topic she'd like to talk about. She also likes to talk about topics from everyday life; from fun things to things that worry her or bother her. The woman was not born in the Netherlands. She speaks the Dutch language well enough to understand each other. The woman would like it if she could improve her Dutch language level through buddy contact. In contact she is a very honest and gentle person. She will need some time to feel someone else's trust. The woman can meet every day after 12 noon. She smokes. But her home is smoke-free. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Who wants to teach this man how to play guitar?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a man of fifty plus who can play the guitar and who enjoys teaching him the basics of playing the guitar. The man has difficulty making social contacts. For him, guitar lessons are a goal in itself, but also a means to build contact. Twice before he attempted to take guitar lessons at a music school, but in both situations he stopped prematurely due to circumstances. Apart from the fact that taking guitar lessons again is too expensive for him, it just seemed like a nice way to get in touch with someone socially. The guitar as a means to avoid silence and to get in touch with someone. He thinks it would be nice if he could be paired with a buddy who could teach him how to play the guitar in his home situation and at his own pace or who could give him some tips on how to get started. He may also do it in a different location, if the volunteer knows a suitable location. The man will find it a bit exciting to meet up at first. As the contact progresses, there is a chance that he will relax. He wants a nice buddy who is patient with him, gives him some confidence and with whom he clicks. The man himself has guitars and sheet music. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Looking for an English or Spanish buddy for Aquafit

Roads Maatjesproject

For a 72-year-old woman, we are looking for an English- or Spanish-speaking buddy who wants to go aquafit with her at the De Meerkamp swimming pool in Amstelveen. The lessons that take place on Mondays from 8:15 PM to 9:00 PM and on Thursdays from 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM are an option for her. She would prefer to be picked up at home by her buddy and go to the pool together. She can cycle or travel by public transport. She also seems to enjoy another activity. For example, she likes to go to the museum, the market, the cinema or a ballet performance. She can do that on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The woman is very friendly in contact. As a volunteer you have to have some patience and a listening ear for her. She likes to talk. She talks a lot and often incessantly. As a volunteer you may have reservations about how she experiences reality. You will have to find a way around that respectfully. Her house is not an inviting place. That is why it is really wise to plan an outing for every meeting. The woman speaks Dutch with a Spanish accent and a word of English. She can be paired with either an English or Spanish speaking volunteer. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Looking for a walking buddy for a Farsi speaking man

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a walking buddy for a friendly man of sixty. The man does not speak Dutch. Well Farsi. That's why we're looking for a buddy who can speak Farsi with him. In addition, proficiency in Dutch or English is required to communicate with the employees of our organization. The man is alone a lot. His sons visit him, but they also have their work and activities. Day care is not an option for him due to the language barrier. The man wants a buddy with whom he can walk and talk. In contact he has a somewhat wait-and-see attitude. He is also very friendly and calm. He may suffer from depressed mood. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Woman (70+) wants a female walking buddy

Roads Maatjesproject

For a woman over the age of seventy, we are looking for a female companion aged sixty or older who would enjoy walking with her for an hour at a leisurely pace. When the woman retired, she noticed that her social circle became smaller. The woman now has fewer social contacts than she would like to have. That could affect her mood. She can sometimes feel a bit down. She has made attempts to get in touch with people more. Including at walking groups and community centers. She notices that she still needs one-on-one contact. That's why she hopes to be paired with a buddy. She prefers to walk and chat with her buddy. The woman loves beautiful nature. She also thinks it would be fun to do something creative together or go on an outing. The woman describes herself as calm and somewhat expectant. She is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and possibly during the weekend. She prefers to meet during the day. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Who will do something with this woman (70+)?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a woman from Amstelveen who is over seventy. She is lonely and would love to have a chat or do something with someone around her age. The woman had a difficult childhood. From an early age it was not easy for her to make contacts. As a result, she is alone in life. She does meet people, but she knows few or no people with whom she can do something one on one. She wants a buddy who shows interest and is reliable, someone with whom she can have a 'quality' contact. The woman has a calm character. She thinks it would be very nice if someone comes to her for a cup of coffee and wants to have a nice chat with her and listen to her. She would absolutely love it if someone wanted to go out with her. She likes to visit Artis, has a museum annual pass and she likes photography. She is not very good on her feet; she has a walker. That's why a trip takes a little more time. She is available on Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and evenings and at the weekend.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who will get this man out of the house?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a man over 50. The man does have a partner and a small social network. He can quickly become worried and get stuck in oppressive thoughts. For that reason he stays inside more quickly. “A week is a long time,” he says. The man benefits from being paired with a buddy who takes him out. On the one hand, he would like to be able to tell his story and have fun conversations in social contact. On the other hand, he would like to leave the house. He is very open in social contact. He can talk about many topics. He would like it if his buddy also has an open personality. He has been through a lot in his life and cared about others. That's why he wants a buddy who doesn't have a backpack of his own. He would like to experience some lightness and coziness. He thinks it is important that his buddy is a good match. The man likes to keep his house neat and clean. And sometimes he can talk a bit fast and behave a bit 'bouncingly'. He thinks it's important that his buddy doesn't fall for that. And that his buddy respects him, just as he does with others. He thinks it would be nice to have a coffee somewhere with his buddy or go for a walk somewhere, for example in the dunes. He prefers to meet in the afternoon or evening. The day of the week doesn't matter to him, it can vary. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Regularly
Amstelveen

Who will help this woman out?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a friendly 44-year-old woman. The woman has had an anxiety disorder for years, which means she spends most of her time at home. The woman only wants or can go outside if someone accompanies her. So she is very dependent on others. The woman has been linked to buddies before. She has had positive experiences with this, because her buddies took her outside and gave her fun distractions. That's why she now hopes to be paired with a buddy again. The aim of the buddy contact is to increase the quality of her life. As a volunteer you should not have the ambition to help the woman get rid of her problems. What matters is that you take her experience seriously. The first thing that matters is that the woman feels comfortable with her buddy. Before she dares to leave the house, she will first have to click with the buddy and feel comfortable with her buddy. She may have an anxiety attack and then want to go home or she may not dare to go outside on a bad day. The woman would like to go for a walk in the area with a buddy, or possibly go for a bike ride. She also thinks it would be fun to play table tennis together or play a card or board game when it is raining. Since the woman doesn't experience much herself, she would like it if her buddy had a few things to say. She can search out the negativity in her head. That is why the woman likes it when her buddy can view life positively, but does not wave away the problems in the woman's head. The woman can meet during the day. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

Project
Amstelveen

Man 30+ would like to go to a nightlife

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy between the ages of twenty and fifty for a young man aged 35 from Amstelveen. The young man has a form of autism. He finds it difficult to establish and maintain social contact. He would like to be among peers more, go to places where peers also go and undertake activities that peers also undertake. He wants to be paired with a buddy who wants to go out with him and visit various entertainment venues with him. For example, he might enjoy going out for a non-alcoholic drink somewhere early in the evening. He also thinks it would be nice if his buddy would come along to buy clothes or cook together. If you ask him a question, it takes a while before he has an answer ready. It is therefore important that you, as a buddy, have social skills and can start and maintain a conversation. The young man likes to meet at the weekend, on Friday or Saturday evenings. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple together. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Man 30+ likes to go to nightlife

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy between the ages of twenty and fifty for a young man aged 35 from Amstelveen. The young man has a form of autism. He finds it difficult to establish and maintain social contact. He would like to be among peers more, go to places where peers also go and undertake activities that peers also undertake. He wants to be paired with a buddy who wants to go out with him and visit various entertainment venues with him. For example, he might enjoy going out for a non-alcoholic drink somewhere early in the evening. He also thinks it would be nice if his buddy would come along to buy clothes or cook together. If you ask him a question, it takes a while before he has an answer ready. It is therefore important that you, as a buddy, have social skills and can start and maintain a conversation. The young man likes to meet at the weekend, on Friday or Saturday evenings. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Who takes this woman (58) outside?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a 58-year-old woman from Amstelveen. The woman spends a lot of time at home. She would like to get out of the house because she can enjoy nature and the outdoors. But she is unable to do anything on her own initiative. That's because she suffers from anxiety. She may also feel sad. It would be easier for her to go out with someone. That's why she hopes to be paired with a buddy. She would like to walk and chat with a buddy. Fifteen minutes to start with, with the idea of building up those walks. The volunteer must then pick her up at home. If the volunteer wants to bring a dog, she has no problem with that. She might also like to go for a coffee together somewhere. She hopes for a non-smoking buddy between fifty and seventy years old. Someone who is cheerful and talkative. Precisely because she herself is to a lesser extent. She wants the buddy contact to be an equal contact. The volunteer should not expect to be able to change her. She might cancel because anxiety or gloom, or migraines, take over. She can meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Lonely man wishes buddy for a chat

Roads Maatjesproject

The man (67) has a small social network. He has some contact with a few neighbors. Contact with his children is at a distance. His life has not turned out as he had hoped and he is still struggling to keep up with life. It's hard for him to process that. He often feels lonely and despondent and is actually ashamed of the fact that he doesn't know anyone and of how his situation turned out. Because he has not had any further social contacts for some time and because he has little to spend, he experiences a barrier to joining activities in the neighborhood. The man needs some friendly attention. A buddy would be a good solution. The man hopes for a buddy who is not judgmental, but who has attention and interest in him. He has been through a lot and he would like to be able to talk to someone about how his life turned out. He needs to be seen and heard. As a buddy you will have to be patient with him. He is not someone who stands in the foreground. And he's not really used to talking. He therefore does not know how to properly estimate how he will react in a buddy contact. He may initially adopt a wait-and-see and uncertain attitude. Or that he finds it difficult to respond adequately. He talks a bit slower than average anyway. The man is not very physically mobile. He can walk about five hundred meters. He prefers to meet at home for a cup of coffee. He smokes in the house, but when his buddy comes to visit, he can promise not to smoke and then he can ventilate his house a bit. He is available daily. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen, Aalsmeer

Do you also like flowers?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a friendly woman aged 70+ from Amstelveen. The woman experiences psychological complaints and has difficulty walking. That means she can't get outside easily anymore. While she says she does not have a depressive personality, her situation can make her feel down. She therefore wants to seek out the positivity that flowers give her. The woman has an enormous passion for flowers. But she lacks the strength to go independently to an environment where you can view flowers or where you can take a flower arranging workshop, for example. If she were to go with a buddy, it would give her a push to go. She likes to be paired with a buddy who also enjoys flowers. As a buddy you don't have to know anything about flowers. It would be nice if you liked it if the woman could tell you a thing or two about flowers. The woman would also like it if her buddy knew where there was something fun to do around the theme of flowers and would like to go there with her or meet up. The woman travels with the regional taxi. You can ride along as a buddy. Or you can meet at the agreed location. The woman walks with a walker. She shouldn't have to walk far and be able to sit somewhere in between. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Who will participate in sports at Uilenstede?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy for a 45 year old woman from Amstelveen-Noord. The woman experiences psychological vulnerability. Sleep problems often make her feel tired and she can experience stress in a busy environment. She would like to exercise. But she doesn't dare to enter the gym independently. She hopes that someone will help her cross that threshold by exercising with her. Hopefully she will be less bothered by the hustle and bustle and will be able to exercise. She would like to exercise during off-peak hours, the quieter times in the gym. Gym Uilenstede or a gym in that area would be the most favorable location for her. She is available on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Do you have a thing for massage?

Stichting Massage voor de Zorg

The Massage for Care foundation is looking for people who can give a hand-forearm massage or who want to learn how to do so. Our current focus is on elderly people with dementia. Our cradle is the South Kennemerland region. New people are always welcome in Haarlem and the surrounding area, but we also want to become active in other regions. We are looking for new volunteers for Amstelveen, Ymuiden and Spijkenisse. Do you enjoy being part of an enthusiastic group of people who experience a lot of meaning in their activity? You're always welcome! Register and we will see if there are options in your region. We are looking for people who have compassion for elderly people with dementia and want to connect through massage. Do you enjoy giving those people a moment of relaxation and happiness? Then you are very welcome in the massage team of our foundation. We are looking for people who are available for at least 3 hours every four weeks. So more is possible! We always give massages as a team. The foundation provides a volunteer allowance if desired. We are of course extra happy with people who want to participate from their hearts, so that we can offer even more massages. If you want to participate and cannot yet massage, we offer the opportunity to learn by attending a workshop. This costs €60, including reference book and massage oil. If costs are a problem, we will always find a solution together. The workshop is given in Haarlem. If there is sufficient interest from another region, we will also organize the workshop in other regions.

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Amstelveen

Who will be this woman's walking buddy?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a female companion for a quiet and friendly sixty-year-old woman from Amstelveen. The woman lacks friendly contact. She has a partner and family, but she doesn't have a group of friends or one-on-one contact with anyone. She experiences problems with her coordination. For example, she may suddenly start walking crookedly or not walk in the right direction. When that happens, she cannot adjust herself. In addition, her mood can be somewhat gloomy. And that combination means that she stays on the couch again. It would be nice if the volunteer could assist her during a short walk and offer some fun. A twenty minute walk to start with. And if the volunteer also likes that, the woman might also want to take a trip to the market together later in the buddy contact. The woman wants a buddy who is calm and who can empathize with her. It would be nice if her buddy also likes nature. As a volunteer you will have to be able to initiate a conversation and pull the cart in this buddy contact. The volunteer is supposed to pick her up at home. The volunteer is not expected to take responsibility for her coordination problems. It would be nice if the volunteer would be a little attentive to this. For example, the volunteer walks on the busy side of the road and the woman walks on the quiet side of the road. If the woman falls, she can call someone from her network who will come and help her. The woman does not smoke. The volunteer is allowed to take a dog with him on the walk, provided it is a sweet animal. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Haarlemmermeer, Amstelveen

Young buddies wanted (20 – 30 years)

Roads Maatjesproject

Did you know that in your area there are young people between the ages of twenty and thirty who feel lonely? These may be fellow students or classmates. Because they suffer from a psychological vulnerability, they find it difficult to mix in social situations and to communicate with others. They avoid social environments and do not easily meet up with someone. While they would like to do fun activities. These young people would benefit from having a peer as a buddy. Someone with whom they can do something fun on a friendly basis through a one-on-one contact. For example, with a peer they would like to have a drink somewhere, go to the cinema, visit a community center, play games, take a walk or bike ride, be creative, visit an event or go to the shopping center. Something for you? The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation in a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a buddy you build a friendly one-on-one contact with someone and you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you lead the way, that you know how to take the initiative and that you take the participant out with it. And that you are willing to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into an 'open' encounter, without wanting to change the other person. Sometimes that requires adaptability. The linking takes place on the basis of common interests, among other things. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: everything is possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tues, Thu). Feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. When you definitively register as a volunteer, you will be interviewed by a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Young people
Amstelveen

Who will help this woman break the rut?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy (m/f) for a sixty year old woman who would like to take her for a walk or drink coffee somewhere. The woman has little or no social contact, except with her children. Because she feels lonely, she can go into a flow downwards. Then she stays indoors, is less interested in the outside world and becomes more and more worried. She knows that if she does fun things, she will break that downward flow. She hopes a buddy can help her by taking her out. The woman prefers not to mingle in a busy environment. She would like to make contact with friends by, for example, simply taking a walk in a park together or drinking coffee or eating an ice cream somewhere. The woman hopes that the contact with friends will provide her with some distraction and fun. She wants to be paired with someone with whom she clicks and with whom she feels good. She doesn't like to be difficult herself. She would like it if her buddy also had that same approach to life and would not pretend to be anything other than who he/she is. The woman is an easy talker, but during silences she can feel a bit uncomfortable or be hesitant. She would like it if the volunteer had some nice stories to tell, but also if the volunteer could offer her a listening ear. She prefers it when a conversation is spontaneous and when there is alternating speaking. She prefers Wednesday afternoons. She could also do it on Friday or Saturday afternoon. She doesn't smoke. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Wed, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Do you speak Arabic and/or English?

Mantelzorg & Meer

This cheerful gentleman, 78 years old, has fronto temporal dementia. The gentleman still lives independently. He takes care of himself and also goes out alone. But the gentleman has gotten lost before. His dementia also means that he occasionally says illogical things. The gentleman understands some Dutch and speaks a few words of Dutch, but the conversation is in English or Arabic. The gentleman is a bit lonely and is looking for company. Drink a cup of coffee or tea together, have a chat and take a walk. Time and day in consultation. The weekend is also possible. Do you speak English or Arabic and do you have some time every week to tackle this job? Please contact Mantelzorg & Meer.

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Amstelveen

Looking for a walking buddy for a Farsi speaking man

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a walking buddy for a friendly man of sixty. The man does not speak Dutch. Well Farsi. That's why we're looking for a buddy who can speak Farsi with him. In addition, proficiency in Dutch or English is required to communicate with the employees of our organization. The man is alone a lot. His sons visit him, but they also have their work and activities. Day care is not an option for him due to the language barrier. The man wants a buddy with whom he can walk and talk. In contact he has a somewhat wait-and-see attitude. He is also very friendly and calm. He may suffer from depressed mood. Are you interested in becoming his buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Board members for (inter)national ANBI

Marijke Foundation

The Marijke Foundation Every year, thousands of people worldwide suffer from Arteritis Temporalis (AT, Giant Cell Arteritis) and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR). Most patients (mainly women, sometimes also men) will have complaints for the rest of their lives, even if they are treated. Sometimes the outcome is fatal. But if the symptoms of the conditions are recognized in time, this does not have to be the case. The Marijke Foundation developed a tool for this purpose, the Symptomatrix. Symptomatrix Many people look for an explanation for their complaints on the internet, especially if they are difficult to recognize - even by doctors - as is the case with AT and PMR. The tool, the Symptomatrix, has existed since 2003 and has been published on the Internet in five languages. This helps patients with complaints to quickly go to the GP and then the GP to quickly make a diagnosis or refer to a specialist. The small initial team of the Marijke Foundation is getting older. It consists of 6 board members: medical advisor, chairman, secretary, treasurer, ICT expert and minutes taker. Three of the current board members are getting older. This concerns firstly a medical advisor, secondly the chairman and the secretary. We therefore prefer to look for women aged 25-30 for these positions who can gradually take over the work of those team members. They are not day jobs. We only ask the new board members for an hour, usually even less, per week to keep up with knowledge and developments regarding Arteritis Temporalis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica, in addition to the normal activities within a foundation. A reasonable command of the English language is important. Would you like to help us fulfill our mission for early recognition? We would like to have a general practitioner or a general practitioner studying for one in our midst for the position of medical advisor. It is important that he/she keeps track of developments regarding Temporal Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica in relation to diagnostics and medications. No medical knowledge is required for the other positions (chairman and secretary), but some affinity with healthcare is welcome.

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Amstelveen

Woman (70+) wants a female walking buddy

Roads Maatjesproject

For a woman over the age of seventy, we are looking for a female companion aged sixty or older who would enjoy walking with her for an hour at a leisurely pace. When the woman retired, she noticed that her social circle became smaller. The woman now has fewer social contacts than she would like to have. That could affect her mood. She can sometimes feel a bit down. She has made attempts to get in touch with people more. Including at walking groups and community centers. She notices that she still needs one-on-one contact. That's why she hopes to be paired with a buddy. She prefers to walk and chat with her buddy. The woman loves beautiful nature. She also thinks it would be fun to do something creative together or go on an outing. The woman describes herself as calm and somewhat expectant. She is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and possibly during the weekend. She prefers to meet during the day. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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Amstelveen

Who comes to visit this woman (44) at home?

Roads Maatjesproject

We are looking for a buddy (f) for a forty-four year old woman from Amstelveen to visit her at home. The woman was involved in an accident that left her with chronic pain and a traumatic experience. She has lost confidence in humanity and in the medical circuit. She does not dare to go outside and does not leave the house, except for hospital appointments. Her medical assistance is now being phased out. She has always found talking to care providers pleasant. She receives care and attention from her family. Her family tries to encourage her to go outside. But that is really too ambitious for now. That is why she needs friendly contact with someone who visits her home. Her ideal mate is a reliable, sweet and gentle person. Someone who doesn't force her to go outside, who genuinely offers her a listening ear, who wants to try to understand her and who can just have a nice chat with her. For example, the woman likes food, cooking and baking. That's a topic she would like to talk about. She also likes to talk about everyday topics; from nice stories to things that bother her. The woman was not born in the Netherlands. She speaks the Dutch language well enough to understand each other. The woman would like it if she could improve her Dutch language level through buddy contact. In contact she is a very honest and gentle person. She will need some time to feel someone else's trust. The woman can meet every day after 12 noon. Are you interested in becoming her buddy? Read below how that works. As a volunteer with the Roads Buddy project, we pair you with a regular participant: your buddy. We connect the participant and the volunteer based on, among other things, common interests. The function of this buddy contact is to break through or prevent social isolation for a participant with a psychological vulnerability by going out together. As a volunteer you provide distraction and a bit of fun. It is important that you are prepared to meet with your buddy once every fortnight for one year (longer is possible). Furthermore, you are prepared to enter into the encounter 'openly', without wanting to change the other person. That sometimes requires adaptability. Working hours: During the day or in the evening, during the week or at the weekend: all possible. If you become each other's buddy, you will meet once every two weeks for a period of one year. When and where you meet each other, you always decide in mutual consultation with your buddy. Intake procedure: Contact person Roads Maatjesproject: Jorise (Mon, Tue, Thu). Please feel free to contact us for an introductory meeting. If you definitively register as a volunteer, an interview will follow with a participant. After this conversation, you can indicate the next day whether you want to become a buddy couple. Yes = start contact. No = new conversation with another buddy.

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