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Mix & Match Volunteer The Hague Networking Events

September 2018 edition of 'Mix & Match' networking events

Your world is filled with possibilities, new people to connect with, and countless ways to combine these through networking. We are excited to have you join us and many others on September 26, 2018 for our latest “Mix & Match” networking event! Mingle, meet and volunteer with a variety of organizations in the Hague area, including opportunities in field areas of cultural exchanges, defending human rights through peace, tolerance and non-violence, social and medical aid to those with disabilities understanding more about Dutch language and culture, non-profits that focus on integrating migrant families facing discrimination into the Netherlands and Dutch community, a human rights organization that advocates for human rights globally and particularly the Arab world, and more. 

This month’s topic will be related to the job market, economic state of the Hague and of course, volunteering. Are you an expat looking for a variety of new jobs in the Hague? Be sure to sign up below and learn from the enthusiastic Gerko Visée of the Hague International Centre about where to find jobs specifically for Internationals, how to become more involved with the municipality, and have a more thorough understanding of the web of connections you can make in the Hague with other like-minded international volunteers. Titled Expats Connected: Jobs, Volunteering and Working in the Hague, your talent and activism will have the opportunity to land itself gracefully in the Hague through Visée’s stimulating program. 

SIGN UP EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED

Event Program
15:30 - 16:00 Registration and pre-event reception
16:00 - 17:00 Presentations 
17:00 - 18:00 Networking 

VTH networking event, September 2018 edition
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 15:30 - 18:00
Dress code: Business Casual
Cost: Free event

Participating non-profit organisations

Amnesty International – Campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all by lobbying governments, supporting claims to rights and investigating and exposing facts of human rights abuses around the world.
The World in Your Classroom – A project that allows internationals living in the Hague to volunteer their time to give guest lectures in various languages to Dutch high school students.
Joint Operation: Internationals as Volunteers – A joint operation of Den Haag Cares and Present Den Haag and Volunteer the Hague on more Internationals as Volunteers.
Stichting Present – A bridge between those who can offer assistance and the vulnerable that require assistance.
Middin – Offers support and customized care to clients ranging from children to the retired, mentally challenged and to the profound intellectual.
Syrian Justice Organization – A human rights organization that favors global human rights, and particularly in the Arab world. 
Stichting Vobis – A modern-thinking organization that is committed to community-building regardless of nationality, origin, culture or sexual orientation. 
Seascouts - HWS Baron van Pallandt – Sea scout group based in Scheveningen where young people shape scouting together through various sea and outdoor activities.
Trefpunt Vliethage – A community center that aims to provide space and support for entrepreneurs and residents to learn, relax and develop.
Stichting IkBenAutist – Calls for breaking the stigma surrounding autism, to safeguard the next generation of the stigma, and allow them to freely develop their talents.
Stichting BAKboord – Offers guidance and employment mediation for former prisoners who settle in the Hague region with the conviction that every person deserves a new chance.
Sociaal Verhaal – An organization set up by volunteers with the aim of providing legal assistance in case of major social problems. 

The speaker

Gerko Visée has worked as the adviser and account manager for The Hague International Centre (THIC) since 2017. Serving as the point of contact for the international staffs of organizations and companies in the Hague, THIC both stimulates hospitality and offers a soft landing for international talent by providing information and guidance about working and living in the Hague region. Before working with THIC, Gerko assisted in the coordination of refugee reception throughout the county and also worked as a trainee in the political section of The Netherlands Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of Amsterdam, and a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Politics from Durham University.

Join us and the passionate Gerko Visée to learn about diverse new jobs and volunteering opportunities available to internationals and hear him present on the topic 'Expats Connected: Jobs, Volunteering and Working in the Hague'.

Event Location

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.

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