June 2018 edition of the Mix & Match networking events
Participating non-profit organisations
Samen Haags, Gemeente Den Haag – helps internationals integrate by making them aware of the nuances of the Dutch culture and language.
She Matters – works towards the social and economic empowerment of refugee and migrant women.
Bridging the Gap Foundation – works on integrating people of Indian origin in The Netherlands into the Dutch community through cultural events.
Ateliers Antarctica – organises lessons in fine arts ( in English, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish) with a focus on jewelry, drawing/painting, glass fusing, modelling and ceramics
Partin – an umbrella organization, Partin gives the private initiative a voice in discussions and enables the voice of smaller organisations be heard on development cooperation
Creating Rights – explores matters of human rights and international justice through art
Women4Oceans – connects, supports and amplifies the actions of women around the world working for a healthy ocean; by recognizing human diversity as a key driver for change, it accelerates ocean conservation.
Buddy Netwerk – supports adults and children with chronic or life threatening diseases, the elderly and others in need of a support system with volunteers, referred to as buddies.
Manilde Buys is a Dutch Integration Coach with a focus on social and emotional well-being of adults and children. She is committed to helping internationals integrate and participate in the new environment they've chosen for themselves. As a Personal Coach she helps people to become better aware of their abilities, so they can engage with new experiences and contacts with confidence.
At the event, Manilde shared how volunteering can help people to integrate better and ease into the new land with an enhanced socioemotional awareness. She presented on the topic, 'Volunteering for integration and socioemotional well being'.
What are Mix & Match networking events
We organise ‘Mix & Match' networking events periodically, to help both organisations and internationals connect with each other. This initiative was launched in 2015 and it has been a resounding success so far. The event focuses on highlighting the benefits of volunteering, showcasing non-profit organisations, networking and helping non-profit organisations connect with prospective volunteers.
Apart from networking, we also invite a speaker, who’s an expert in their field talk on their subject of expertise, at the event. To give you an idea of who we invite as speakers - we’ve had a Psychologist, an expert on Neuro Linguistic Programming, an expert on non-profits, a Business Networking Skills expert speak at our events in the past.
For a visual impression of the past Mix & Match Networking Events, please click here.
*If you are a representative of a non-profit organisation that is looking share more about the work it does and hire volunteers on the spot at an event, please email Tetyana Benzeroual at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you’re an expert in your field and are interested in taking up the speaker’s opportunity at our event or know of an expert who fits the bill, please email Tetyana Benzeroual with the details at email@example.com.
November 2017 edition
October 2017 edition
August 2017 edition
June 2017 edition
The second Mix & Match Networking Event of the year was again a great success! Almost 120 internationals came to network with local organisations and discuss volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our motivational speaker Cathy Delhanty gave an informative presentation on the topic: "Volunteering is Limited only by your Imagination". In addition, ten local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities.
April 2017 edition
The first Networking Event Series of the year at Volunteer The Hague this year, April 12th, was a great success! Around 90 internationals came to network with local organisations and discuss volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our inspiring speaker Mohamed Ittidar gave a wonderful presentation on: "Volunteering: The Key to Establishing Outstanding Relationships". In addition, several local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities.
December 2016 edition
The fifth event in the Networking Event Series of Volunteer The Hague this year, December 7th, was a great success! Around 80 internationals came to network with local organisations and discus volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our inspiring speaker Renée Veldman-Tentori gave a wondeful presentation on how to create your own curriculum: understanding the effect of the 'E-learning Explosion for volunteers. In addition, several local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities.
October 2016 edition
August 2016 edition
June 2016 edition
On June 23, 2016 Volunteer The Hague team organised its second event of the year from the Networking Event Series. The event once again this year proved to be a great success for our internationals. Eighty volunteers from all over, came eager to find a place where they can contribute and make a difference in the community. It was such a joy to watch organisations in the same room meet with potential volunteers and make connections. The atmosphere was so vibrant, you could feel volunteers really enjoying themselves at the event. Not to mention the fact that they had the chance to chat with the participating organisations and also meet Manuela Damant, the speaker of the mini workshop, to ask more questions on volunteering. We look very much forward to hear stories from our volunteers and find out how the volunteering experience is impacting them personally as they make a difference in the community.
Please don’t forget to check out the pictures from the event here.
April 2016 edition
On Wednesday 13 April, 2016 Volunteer The Hague hosted its first event of this year. As we look back, it was so wonderful to see future volunteers connect with local organisations based in The Hague.
At the event we had six organisations give a brief presentation about what they do, and how internationals can be involved. We also had a mini workshop with Emilija Trajkovik-Hristova where she talked about "Start fulfilling your vision for a dream job today."
It was a lovely evening and lots of connections were made between the organisations and attendees. Our favourite part was meeting and networking with the new and old guests together with the local non-profit organisations. It was an amazing evening with wonderful people in a great atmosphere. Our guests went home learning that there is something to do for everyone, acknowledging that those who can, do. And those who can do more, volunteer.
Our pictures from the event will be up on Facebook very soon, please check the Facebook page regularly.
December 2015 edition
On 9th of December 2015, we successfully hosted our last event of 2015. One of the highlights of the event was our guest speaker Tessa Faber, founder of Making Sense. In an interactive session Tessa introduced everyone to the seven easy steps about "How to brand and express yourself".
Around 12 local not-for-profit organisations came along us last year and had the opportunity to share about themselves and different ways internationals in The Hague can get involved.