Work as a volunteer to get children to school safely

Published: 16 October 2020Modified: 16 October 2020

More than 20 streets in The Hague have been turned into ‘school streets’ during the corona crisis. These streets are closed off to incoming vehicular traffic by a fence and a traffic manager during the drop-off and pick-up times. The traffic managers are now being replaced by ‘school street coaches’. You can sign up to volunteer as a coach at a number of schools.

The municipality, schools, teaching staff and parents have been very satisfied and would very much like to keep the school streets. The municipality and the schools will therefore continue the school street programme

School street coaches sought

The municipality and the schools are looking for volunteers who can stand by the fence for a half an hour in the morning or afternoon 1 or 2 times a week. This can be anyone: parents, neighbourhood residents or grandparents. The person needs to be 18 years or older. The school street coaches will get a short training and then they can get to work.

Help with traffic safety

The coaches make sure that pedestrians, cyclists and residents can enter the street during the drop-off and pick-up times but that cars will not be able to enter. This way the street will be safe for everybody and there will be enough space to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.

Watch the video in which Deputy Mayor Robert van Asten calls for volunteers on the YouTube channel of the municipality

Sign up

The schools in the table below are looking for volunteers. You can sign up by sending an email. You can find the email address on the school’s website.

School Street Website
HSV - International Department NSL & Haagsche Schoolvereeniging Nassaulaan
CBS De Spiegel Van der Spiegelstraat
Prinses Marijkeschool Abraham van Beyerenstraat
Koningin Beatrixschool Saenredamstraat
Dalton Kindcentrum Helen Parkhurst Baambruggestraat
Schoolvereniging Wolters Utenbroekestraat
Montessori Waalsdorp Utenbroekestraat
HSV - International department VNS Van Nijenrodestraat
Prinses Catharina-Amaliaschool Cicerostrook
Montessorischool Leidschenveen Cicerostrook
Basisschool Statenkwartier Van Beverningkstraat
Christelijke Basisschool Oranjeschool Westduinweg
Christelijke Basisschool De Vuurtoren Stevinstraat
Willem de Zwijgerschool Gentsestraat
Kindcentrum Toermalijn Weimarstraat
Openbare Montessorischool Valkenbos Cederstraat
Openbare Basisschool Het Startpunt Suze Robertsonstraat
Openbare Basisschool voor Speciaal Onderwijs De Haagse Beek Bentelostraat
Protestants Christelijke basisschool Da Costa Hollanderstraat
Also see: Coronavirus: onderwijs en kinderopvang