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Buddies wanted for students quarantining at home

19 October 2020

Helping a student who’s self-quarantining at home? Is that something for you? Leiden University is doing all it can to support its students in times of corona. We are therefore looking for current students who would like to help students, both Dutch and international, who are in self-quarantine.

Who are we looking for?

Current students who have a few hours a week (max. 3 hours) to give a helping hand to students having to self-quarantine at home.


In the coming period, some of our students will need to spend time self-quarantining at home. This may be because they, or someone close to them, has had a positive corona test result. Or because they have just arrived from a country or region coded orange or red. The government’s firm advice for anyone coming – or returning – from these countries is to self-quarantine for 1o days when they arrive in the Netherlands. FAQ for students coming from a region with an orange or red travel advice.

What kind of help are we talking about?

The idea is for you to contact the student by phone or online so that they have some social contact in the initial period of their study time. As students in self-quarantine can’t leave the house, you’ll also do some grocery shopping for them a maximum of twice a week.

Going into self-quarantine yourself and need some support? 

When would you be needed and for how long?

Quarantine at home lasts for 10 days, and during this period you’ll support the student by staying in touch and possibly doing some grocery shopping for them.

What’s in it for you?

First of all, a lot of gratitude from students who can’t go out of the house! There’s also a small volunteer allowance (10 euros/hour, up to a maximum of three hours a week).

Volunteer as a buddy

Fill in the registration form and the coordinator of the buddy group will get in touch with more details of the buddy service.

Registration form
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