No Dutch? No Problem. Volunteer!

The Volunteer The Hague project connects internationals who are already living in The Netherlands with local non-profit organizations that are based in and around The Hague.

Volunteer in The Hague

Discover Volunteer Vacancies

The vacancies on Volunteer The Hague are uniquely suited for internationals residing in and around The Hague and do not require Dutch fluency. 

Talent Scan

Talent Scan

You want to volunteer but you're not sure what you want to do? Discover your talents!

Try the talent scan and find out what kind of volunteering suits you best.

Discover Local Non-profit Organizations

Discover Local Non-profit Organizations

The organizations choosing to list with Volunteer The Hague are enthusiastically searching for a diverse, international pool of volunteers.

Featured opportunities

New
Project Development Assistance Wanted!
Organisation role · 8 hrs/Week · Starting from 15 Feb 2024
From home
Project Development Assistance Wanted!
We are looking for new, self-motivated, responsible volunteers to help bring our Business Case/Plan to completion.Posted by Viable Community
Mar30
New
Builders & Breakers
Event · 30 Mar, 12:00 – 31 Mar, 13:00
Den Haag
Builders & Breakers
We are looking for builders and breakers for the assembly and disassembly of the festival.Posted by Movies that Matter
New
Looking for a fanatical, helpful drafts player! -Royal Rustique
Organisation role · 1–2 hrs/Week
Den Haag
Looking for a fanatical, helpful drafts player! -Royal Rustique
Do you like a challenge and do you love checkers? We are looking for a buddy for a resident who wants to come and play checkers on a weekly/regular basis.Posted by Saffier

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Join our community

Create an account on the Volunteer The Hague website so that you can browse our volunteer vacancies, apply to specific vacancies that you're interested in, and connect directly with our local partner organizations! You will also be able to browse local service organizations that list volunteer opportunities with us and become a member of those that match your interests. 

Subscribe to our mailing list

Subscribe to our mailing list

In addition to connecting organizations with internationals in our community, we hold workshops, networking events, and webinars all year round! Sign up for our mailing list so you can be the first to know when we have an event, and so we can keep you informed of local news and events of interest to the international community. (Don't worry - our emails are infrequent and we will never spam you!)

Join our events

Join our events

In addition to networking events that bring together internationals and local service organizations, we hold workshops and webinars several times a year led by expert guest speakers speaking on a variety of topics. Some past topics include the Dutch labor market, job search strategies, language learning, professional goal setting, and mental health and wellbeing. Check out our events page for information about upcoming events, as well as summaries of our past events. 

Latest news

On November 18, 2023, Volunteer The Hague hosted a supersized Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair, creating an invaluable platform for meaningful connections between volunteers and organisations in the city. With almost 400 visitors and over 30 participating organisations, the event was a great success, leaving a lasting impact on both attendees and organisers.     The event, held at The Social Hub in The Hague, saw a diverse array of motivated individuals from all walks of life eager to contribute their time and skills to various causes. The fair showcased a spectrum of volunteer opportunities, allowing attendees to explore and connect with organisations aligned with their values and interests.    This time, more than 30 stand holders representing a wide range of causes were taking part in the fair to engage with potential volunteers. Each booth served as a microcosm of the impactful work being done in the community and beyond, with representatives on hand to discuss opportunities and answer questions. The variety of organisations present ensured that there was something for everyone.     To further enrich the experience, the fair featured three insightful workshops: “How to Get Unstuck and How Volunteering Can Help with That” by Vassia Sarantopoulou, "Integrating Volunteering Into Your Job-Hunting Strategy," by Sarah Feid and “LinkedIn: Top Tips For Volunteers and Job Seekers," by Renée Tentori.    The success of the Volunteer Job Fair is not only measured by the number of participants but also by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from organisations and visitors. A post-event survey revealed a very high satisfaction rate, emphasising the quality of connections made, the organisation of the event, and the impact it had on attendees' perspectives toward volunteering.    We express our gratitude to all participants, stand holders, and volunteers who contributed to the success of this event. Together, we are building a stronger and more connected international community in The Hague.    The next Mix & Match event is going to take place in May 2024. Stay tuned for updates!

Successful Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair draws nearly 400 attendees and more than 30 organisations

On November 18, 2023, Volunteer The Hague hosted a supersized Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair, creating an ...
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The Latest Version of the Access Magazine is now online!

The Latest Version of the Access Magazine is now online!

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As a Dutch nonprofit organization, you may sometimes wonder what kind of volunteer opportunities the volunteers registered with Volunteer The Hague are looking for and how best to approach them.    In order to pin that down, we should realize that there are two types of volunteers: There is the volunteer with a focus on contributing to a specific good cause by helping others - the place-based volunteer - and there is the volunteer who tends to focus on gaining experience, networking, and building professional skills – the skills-based volunteer. Volunteer The Hague’s main target group consists of international millennials (those between 20 and 35 years old) that are the perfect candidates for skill-based volunteering. Just as most volunteers, they wish to give back to the community and feel good about their impact on a good cause. But they also see volunteering as a stepping stone to a successful career. Volunteering helps them polish up their CV and the networking could open up doors to future paid jobs. Why not use this knowledge to tie them to your nonprofit?     Some tips on how to recruit international millennials for your organization:   • remember that they are looking for skill-based volunteering rather than place-based volunteering;  • provide them with opportunities in which they can grow their network and at the same time make an impact;  • once recruited, show them your appreciation by offering them support, training and/or a reference letter.    Volunteering offers internationals an opportunity to improve their Dutch and a way to get a taste of Dutch culture. Recent research has shown that even though we live in a multi-cultural community using many words originating from the English language, Dutch is still the dominant language (source: nrc.nl). All the more reason for internationals to learn more Dutch by volunteering!     If you would like to take on board international volunteers, you can post your volunteer needs on our platform, source them in our volunteer pool with over 500 candidates, and join one of our upcoming Mix & Match volunteer job fairs.

Internationals as Young Skills-Based Volunteers for your Organization

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Latest videos

Hi there! Glad you could join. Come on in As always, the Mix & Match volunteer job fair will be an amazing opportunity for you to meet fellow internationals, mix and mingle with them and expand your social networks. Also, you can expand your  professional network because we're going   to have dozens of non-profits at our event. You're probably wondering what kind of organizations are going to be there - you name it - we're gonna have it. There will be organizations from helping elderly to looking after animals, fighting social justice, helping homelessness in the Netherlands, so make sure to register on May 13th at this beautiful venue of the Social Hub. Looking forward to seeing you there, bye!

2 May 2023 - Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair 2023!

Hi there! Glad you could join. Come on in
As always, the Mix & Match volunteer
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Thanks to dutchbuzz for us to be on there show. Sometimes when going through a difficult time, the worst feelings we can experience are feelings of loneliness, isolation and misunderstanding. This is why we crave affection, attention and support from those around us. But, sometimes, it is just not enough when we feel like even the people closest to us do not understand us. Join our informal small and cozy group of internationals who can truly understand what you are going through and share the wisdom of their experiences.    Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration of the changes brought to our lives by the loss of a loved one. We request that what takes place in the group stays within the group, creating a safe and non-judgmental space.

16 November 2021 - Volunteer The Hague Live on DutchbuzZ

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On 14 October 2021, we once again held our popular Mix & Match Networking Event & Volunteer Job Fair - our first event after the summer holidays! This was a bit of a special "hybrid" event for us, as it was the first time since the start of the pandemic that the VTH team was back in the office together. It was so wonderful to run an event from PEP headquarters and be around one another again! And practically, running the event from a centralized location (as opposed to our own kitchen tables) was very convenient for us. In addition to the VTH team, we were joined virtually by representatives from 12 local non-profits and NGOs, as well as over 160 attendees! For two hours, our attendees mixed and mingled with each other and with the organizational representatives in Zoom breakout rooms - and from what we saw, many positive and fruitful connections were made! And to start off this event, our fantastic speaker (and longtime friend of VTH) Vassia Sarantopoulou of the mental health support organization AntiLoneliness was on hand to give a short presentation on how to cope with constant change in our lives. Considering everything that's happened in the world over the last 18 months, this is both a timely and necessary topic. Take a look at this video to get a sense of how the event went!

14 October 2021 - What is Change?

On 14 October 2021, we once again held our popular Mix & Match Networking Event & Volunteer Job Fair - our ...
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In addition to connecting organizations with internationals in our community, we hold workshops, networking events, and webinars all year round! Sign up for our mailing list so you can be the first to know when we have an event, and so we can keep you informed of local news and events of interest to the international community. (Don't worry - our emails are infrequent and we will never spam you!)

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