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Mix & Match Volunteer The Hague Networking Events

Guest organisations

Red Cross The Hague - helps the less fortunate people of The Hague.
She Matters works toward the social and economic empowerment of refugee and migrant women.
World Sustainability Fund - creates the world we need together.
Biblionef - provides the joy of reading to children who don’t have any access to picture and reading books. 
The Public Transportation Museum (Haags Openbaar Vervoer Museum (HOVM) - maintains and operates historic trams, including the first hop-on hop-off service in The Hague, to show residents and visitors of The Hague the rich history of The Hague public transport. 
Bewonersorganisatie De Paraplu - promotes the interests of residents in Schilderswijk.
Foundation Yehshua - gives young people without a purpose a chance to prove themselves in the society.
True Colors Childcare - provides childcare for the international community.
Centre for Youth and Family - supports the project "Mothers inform other Mothers".

Speaker

Ms. Nettie van der Luit works at PsyQ International The Hague. She is an experienced Psychotherapist who was born in the Caribbean as a child of Dutch parents. She grew up in The Hague. Later in life she met her Australian partner with whom she lived in Australia as well as in The Netherlands. She studied clinical psychology at Utrecht University followed by post-graduate degrees in health-care psychology and psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include working with expats, personality disorders, young adults and their families, (sexual) trauma, and problems with sexual and gender identity. Her strength as a therapist lies in her ability to relate to clients of all ages and backgrounds, a talent which in her opinion is closely linked to her expat experiences.  She will share with you how volunteering could become a stepping stone for your career in her presentation, 'The benefits of volunteering on your psychology and how it can transform your career.'

Our Past Mix & Match Networking Events

Volunteer The Hague is a project powered by PEP, and sponsored by the Municipality of The Hague. Our goal is to inspire international residents to get involved and make a difference in the community. We aim to connect internationals of The Hague with non-profit organisations throughout the city and we organise and host networking events annually to make these connections happen.   

The year 2015 brought us much success as we launched the networking event series. Together with other local non-profit organisations we were able to share various volunteer opportunities open to internationals. At these events, guests have the unique opportunity to meet and have one-on-one experience with all organisations invited.

We are grateful to all our guests who come to our events and make it a success. Most importantly, for us it is great to see so many people linked up with various organisations in the community to make a difference. For a visual impression of the last year’ events, please follow this link.

October 2017 Edition of Mix & Match Networking Events

We hosted the fourth edition of this year’s Mix & Match Networking Event on October 4th. We had over 140 internationals and eight organizations participating in the event. The event was a resounding success owing to the participants and the organizations’ presence. It was in fact our 'most attended' event of the year. 
Our guest speaker, Helmi Farouk Tatanaki, spoke on the topic - 'Unlearning limiting assumptions and removing self-imposed boundaries with the help of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how volunteering can play a major role in the process.' In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared about volunteering activities that exist in their organisations.  

October 4, 2017 Participating Organisations

August 2017 Edition of Mix & Match Networking Events

We hosted the third edition of this year’s Mix & Match Networking Event on August 30. We had over 100 internationals and 10 organizations participating in the event. The event was a resounding success owing to the participants and the organizations’ presence and participation despite the bad weather. 
Our motivational speaker for the day, Deborah Valentine, shed light on the topic, “What volunteering role suits YOU? Questions to consider before committing to a volunteer role". In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared about volunteering activities that exist in their organisations.  We also introduced our brand new #vthnetworking during this event. 

August 30, 2017 Participating Organisations

June 2017 Edition of Mix & Match Networking Events

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.

June 14, 2017 Participating Organisations

April 2017 Edition of Mix & Match Networking Events

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.

April 12, 2017 Participating Organisations

December 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series

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.

Participating Organisations December 7, 2016

October 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series

The fourth event in the Networking Event Series of Volunteer The Hague this year, October 26th, was a great success! Around 70 internationals came to network with local organisations and discus volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our inspiring speaker Vassia Sarantopoulou gave a wondeful presentation on how volunteering can defeat loneliness. In addition several local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities.

Participating Organisations October 26, 2016

August 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series

The third event in the Networking Event Series of Volunteer The Hague this year, August 31st, turned out much bigger than we expected. It was a great success! Around 90 internationals from all around the world located in The Hague area came to discuss with local organisations opportunities to make a difference in the community we live in. Our inspiring speaker O'ona Souissi gave a great presentation on how volunteering can contribute to boost a career. In addition several local organisations gave a pitch and presented on their volunteer opportunities. 

Our purpose for these events is to give you the unique opportunity to interact with local organisations and other internationals, so you can find a place to volunteer, to meet new like-minded people, and to make great connections.  It is such a joy for us to see that our events indeed meets this purpose and we are thrilled to see people go out and volunteer. 

Participating Organisations August 31, 2016

June 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series

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

Participating Organisations June 23, 2016

April 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series

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.

Participating Organisations April 13, 2016

December 2015 Edition of Networking Event Series

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.

Participating Organisations December 09, 2015

Participating Organisations November 11, 2015

What our volunteers say:

Diana Hmelevska:
Dear Volunteer The Hague Team, 
Thank you for that day, it was indeed a nice evening, and success, of course!

Edwina Barry:
I am very happy PEP and Volunteer The Hague really made a difference for Faburazzi Foundation. It was a great event! 

Taha Elkawafi: 
Dear Volunteer The Hague team, Thank you very much for your email, and thank you for the great opportunity of networking, also thank you for  the information that you have provided during the presentations!