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2016 "Mix & Match" Networking Events

Written by Tetyana Benzeroual
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.

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


Renée Tentori


Keynote speaker: Renée Veldman-Tentori's energy, enthusiasm and experience revolves around those three words. Open to discussing new challenges, partnerships and joint ventures that align with these. English is her native language en ze kan ook in het Nederlands communiceren. Renée thrives on combining several complimentary part-time projects simultaneously. 



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



Keynote speaker: Vassia Sarantopoulou is a psychologist, trainer, Mental Health Ambassador, and the proud founder and owner of AntiLoneliness, a company offering mental health services in both The Netherlands and internationally. She is trained in (Group) Schema Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, among other approaches (such as CBT, ACT, CFT). She is also a member of the Dutch Institute for Psychologists (NIP).   


Vassia's mission is to defeat loneliness and to help people connect with others and with themselves in a deep and meaningful way. Her motto is, “You are not alone; no one deserves that," and she is passionate about spreading the word on Love and Meaningful Connections through her media platforms, her workshops, and her counseling groups.  



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


O'ona Souissi


Keynote speaker: O'ona Souissihroughout her career in HR and as a Coach and Facilitator, she has worked with thousands of executives and high-level specialists from blue chip companies, international organizations, global non-profits, and startups with international ambitions. The common denominator between her clients is their entrepreneurial spirit: they are ready to stretch themselves to make a positive impact. She brings them a thorough knowledge and my personal experience of the challenges leaders face to build a meaningful career, and the most up to date methodologies to support them.



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



Keynote speaker: Manuela Damant is the Visionary Collective Leader at Azkua. Azkua helps organizations implement forward-thinking collaborative, co-creative, and meaningful workplace cultures. Manuela spent ten years as Underwriter and Risk & Insurance Advisor at Shell International before becoming a coach in 2004. She believes in the good in everyone and everything and encourages balanced, conscious individuals to embrace their roles as leaders to create a better world for all. Manuela grew up in Switzerland and has lived in London, Melbourne, and now in Delft. She is also a wife and a mother of three girls.


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


Emilija Trajkovik - Hristova


Keynote speaker: Emilija Trajkovik-Hristova is a dynamic and resourceful strategic leader with over 15 years of senior management experience, bringing a proven track record of accomplishment in key transformation, crisis and change management roles across a wide range of international organisations throughout Europe, as well as a comprehensive knowledge and experience in various sectors and functions within business – from marketing, to business development, to communications, to human resources, to operations, to IT. She provides strategic leadership, identifying critical performance areas and addressing issues proactively to support continual quality improvements. Analytical and strategic, Emilija can also easily switch to operational, administration and hands-on multitasking activities. She enjoys proactively challenging the status quo, providing comprehensive advice on key opportunities to grow, improve performance and processes or address a problem resulting from undertaken changes in the company. Emilija possess demonstrated capability to manage diverse projects and people from diverse backgrounds, excellent communication skills and experience in working with a variety of stakeholders and cultures to successfully delivers on corporate objectives and projects.

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