August 2017 Edition of Mix & Match Networking Events
Come join us at 15:30 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for our third networking event of this year, at 7AM Meeting and Conference Center!
During this event, you will have the opportunity to meet many organisations such as Mediators Beyond Borders, Den Haag Marathon, Mammarosa, Timebank.cc, Latin Foundation - The Hague Latin Xperience, The World in Your Classroom, Eigentoekomstplan, Middin, Lonneke van Leth Producties, The Umbrella of Hope Foundation and more.
Furthermore, there is also a new guest speaker Deborah Valentine speaking on the topic - “What volunteering role suits YOU? Questions to consider before committing to a volunteer role". This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the benefits of volunteering!
The evening will begin with light refreshments and registration followed by short presentations from the organisations and guest speaker. After the presentations, you have the chance to network with the organisations, guest speaker and other volunteers!
Venue: 7AM Meeting and Conference Center, Buitenhof 47, 2513 AH Den Haag
Mediators Beyond Borders - keeps people affected by conflict in charge.
Den Haag Marathon - organises four running and walking events per year in The Hague.
Mammarosa - breastcancer support and information group for women of foreign descent.
Timebank.cc - community currency, accessible to everyone, to share skills and knowledge.
Latin Foundation The Hague Latin Xperience - organises a 3-day Afrolatin dance festival that takes place in The Hague, The Netherlands, offering a mix of more than 50 workshops for 3 specific dance styles: Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba.
The World in Your Classroom - provides you an opportunity to share your culture, country and language with Dutch high school students.
Eigentoekomstplan - "Ownfutureplan" your own family plan together with your community.
Middin - supports the mental and physical challenged to participate in society.
Lonneke van Leth Producties - takes classic ballets and devises modern versions suitable for people of all ages.
The Umbrella of Hope Foundation - runs education and economic empowerment programs to support marginalized groups.
Deborah Valentine is a Canadian who has lived in the Netherlands for the last 10+ years; and in 8 other countries before that - some more than once. She currently leads a team of international volunteers at ACCESS, and has a wealth of volunteering experience in the many countries she has lived in, including the Netherlands. She will share with you how volunteering could become a stepping stone for you in her presentation "What volunteering role suits YOU? Questions to consider before committing to a volunteer role".
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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.
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.
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.
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.
October 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series
August 2016 Edition of Networking Event Series
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.
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.
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.