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Mix & Match Volunteer The Hague Networking Events

2018 Wrap Up

Volunteer The Hague has grown so much this past year, all thanks to you. Because of our amazing international volutneers and inspiring nonprofits within The Hague, the world is truly a better place. Each "Mix & Match" Networking event has only become more and more successful than the last, and we were able help match dozens of nonprofit organizations with hundreds of volutneers in 2018 alone. We only hope that you will continue to volunteer and look for volunteers with us through this upcoming year. For those who would like to join our future events, be sure to stay updated with what we have to offer by joining our mailinglist. Are you an organization that woud like to participate in our next Mix & Match Networking event? Signup to be notified so you can register your spot as soon as possible.

Happy holidays and a happy new year!

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 t.benzeroual@pepdenhaag.nl. 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 t.benzeroual@pepdenhaag.nl.

November 2018 Edition

Our final Mix & Match Networking Event of the year was hosted on November 14 and was a resounding success. Over 100 expats living and working in The Hague area attended, eager to get to know the many fantastic organizations with volunteering opportunities. Our keynote speaker Vassia Sarantopoulou of AntiLonliness spoke about the importance of self-reliance in reaching one's goals -- especially when one makes the brave action of moving to a foreign country! Last but not least, we had a dozen nonprofits who attended to speak about their volunteering jobs, ranging from fields such as animal shelters to gardening projects, and from refugee homestays to neighborhood social events through cooking. 

November 14, 2018 Participating Organizations

September 2018 edition

Our second Mix & Match networking event of 2018 was hosted on September 26. Over 115 internationals attended, along with 18 representatives from 10 various nonprofit organizations. Its success cannot be attributed without both the eager volunteers and organizations' attendance, thank you! Our keynote speaker, Gerko Visée, presented on the topic on finding jobs for internationals in The Hague, titled "Expats Connected: Jobs, Volunteering and Working in The Hague." Many nonprofits also spoke about their organizations, ranging from a variety of missions from advocacy of human rights, to integration, and to breaking down the stigmas of autism. 

September 26, 2018 Participating Organizations

June 2018 edition

We hosted the first edition of 2018's Mix & Match networking event June 6th. We had over 92 internationals and eight organisations participating in the event. The event was a  success owing to the participants and the organisations’ presence. Our guest speaker, Manilde Buys, spoke on the topic 'Volunteering for integration and socioemotional well being'. In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared about volunteering activities that exist in their organisations.  

June 6, 2018 Participating Organisations

November 2017 edition

The fifth and the last edition of 2017's Mix & Match networking event took place on November 1st at the Humanity House Museum. We had 110 internationals and eight organizations participating in the event. The event was a  success owing to the participants and the organisations’ presence. Our guest speaker, Ms. Nettie van der Luit, spoke on the topic - 'The benefits of volunteering on your psychology and how it can transform your career.' In addition, several non-profit organisations introduced themselves to volunteers and shared details of the volunteering activities that exist in their organisations.  

November 1, 2017 Participating Organisations

October 2017 edition

We hosted the fourth edition of 2017's Mix & Match Networking Event on October 4th. We had over 140 internationals and eight organizations participating in the event. The event was a  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

We hosted the third edition 2017's Mix & Match Networking Event on August 30. We had over 100 internationals and 10 organizations participating in the event. The event was a 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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