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Mix & Match Volunteer The Hague Networking Events

October 2017 Edition of Mix & Match Networking Events

Come join us at 15:30 on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 for our October 2017 edition of Mix & Match Networking event, at 7AM Meeting and Conference Center!

In this edition, we have some interesting, new organisations that you can meet and volunteer with. You can choose from an array of organisations that are working in the following fields - animal shelter, helping refugees, elderly care, a community restaurant, helping under-priviledged African children, helping raise awareness on Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and an organisation that works with the less priviledged with regular chores. Besides these, there's also an organisation that's looking for French, German, Korean and Japanese speakers. There's something we have for each one of you attending the event!

Furthermore, there is also a new guest speaker, Helmi Farouk Tatanaki, speaking 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". This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the benefits of NLP and 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! 

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, August Edition
Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Dress code: Business casual
Cost: Free event

Participating organisations

Nationale Dieren Zorg - animal shelter, kennel, pension, creche and senior club.
International Network of Museums for Peace - organises events to remember histoical peace heroes, support to peace education: working globally.
Woon Zorgcentra Haaglanden WZH - care for the elderly.
Resto van Harte - connects people in the neighbourhood by having dinners together and creating a wonderful night.
Rotaract Den Haag - Scheveningen -  a service club for young adults who want to participate in actively contributing to the society and are committed to charity work for the local and (inter)national common good.
Care4BrittleBones - raises awareness about the research for the rare disease, OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), characterized by extremely fragile bones from birth and raises funds in countless energising ways.
Tosangana - runs education and economic empowerment programs to support marginalised groups of children and women in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Rumi Foundation - promotes self-reliance and participation of refugees and migrants in The Hague.
Present Den Haag - builds a bridge between people who can and people who need help. 
Unity in Diversity - focuses on asissting refugees with their socio-cultural integration in the Netherlands.

Speaker

Helmi Tatanaki is from Libya. He graduated from Durham University as a Geophysicist. Currently, he works at Shell Int. as Subsurface Data Manager. He has 10 years of experience as an instructor and a public speaker. Helmi comes to the field of NLP and personal development with a wealth of experience & information. He is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer. He is passionate about empowering people to find their values and overcome any obstacle personally and professionally. As a motivational speaker, Helmi inspires and empowers people to excel in their lives by drawing from his personal career changes and experiences. He will share with you how volunteering could become a stepping stone for you in his presentation, "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".

Free Movies at Pathé and More

         

Event attendees will be in the draw to win a Pathé movie theater gift card which includes two tickets and snacks, as well as a VVV gift card for shopping and mystery boxes! We hope you will be the lucky winner so register now to our October 4th Mix and Match Networking Event. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Event Location

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.

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!