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

Written by Anastasia Pinchuk
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!

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 non-profits 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 non-profits 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!



Participated organisations:

ACCESS - A longstanding non-profit organization dedicated to assisting and supporting the international community in the Netherlands.

COC Haaglanden - A non-profit that has been advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTQIA+) from since 1946.

Delft MaMa - An organization connecting international families living in Delft with each other and the wider Dutch community through information and friendship.

De Haagse Uitdaging - A network where the social, cultural, and entrepreneurial aspects of The Hague come together and challenge each other to give something back to the city without financial transactions.

Don Bosco Rijswijk - Multicultural youth center organizing activities for children and teenagers, aimed at teaching play skills and allowing children to make friends.

Fair Tourism - An organization promoting a world without exploitation of indigenous people by tourism, empowering them as community-based tourism leaders.

Female Ventures - An organization that builds cross-generational community of ambitious female professionals.

Foundation Dessi Tuji - Non-profit organization for poverty alleviation and development cooperation in Ethiopia that provides children and adults access to education and promotes the emancipation of Ethiopian women.

GCWijk25 - A neigborhood association for the Mariahoeve area of The Hague that focusses on solidarity in sustainability, with special attention for access to sustainable energy for everyone.

Haagse Kunstkring - Promoting interest in art, mutual understanding and cooperation between artists, contact between artists and those interested in art, and integration of art and society.

Haagse Watervrienden - The Hague Water Friends is a volunteer-run swimming association for young and old, which offers swimming lessons, competitive and master swimming, exercise for the elderly, and snorkeling activities in The Hague region.

IDUM International Dialogues on Underwater Munitions - A foundation dedicated to promoting international cooperation and research efforts aimed at addressing the environmental and security challenges posed by underwater munitions and their impact on the world's oceans.

Irish Club Netherlands - A community that promotes Irish people and culture in The Netherlands.

Netwerk Haagse Helpers - A youth volunteer organization committed to combating loneliness in the city and that offers a community to its local volunteers.

Scouting Haagse Hout - A scouting organization that provides creative, strategic, and fun activities - mostly outdoors - for children aged 7-18.

Speelgoedbeurs Den Haag - A foundation that accepts and distributes used toys twice a year to the children in need.

Stichting Buurttuin Moerwijk - A local community garden that brings people together and fosters community building.

Stichting CENDDOW - The Centre for Diaspora Development Work is a non-profit migrant organization that is focused on inclusive social cohesion for African migrants in our local society.

Stichting MEBYF - An organization supporting the development, inclusion, participation, emancipation, and entrepreneurship of the local Spanish-speaking community.

Stichting Vitalis - An organization devoted to providing professional assistance for youth between the ages of 5 and 18 who lack attention by linking these children to suitable buddies.

Stichting Wool for Warmth - Stichting Wool for Warmth collects wool and organizes knitting groups that knit clothing for local homeless populations.

TERRA Foundation - This organization promotes forest restoration and sustainable land management by providing financial and technical support to indigenous communities, helping to preserve biodiversity, wildlife, and ancestral knowledge. 

The Hague International Centre - A point of contact for internationals and international staff of organizations and companies in The Hague region.

The Hungry Mind - A local community center of the future.

TOSANGANA - A Dutch women's and development organization for quality education, equal rights, and opportunities for women to support peace-building and reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

VIA - Stichting Vrijwillige Internationale Aktie - A foundation that organizes international volunteer camps in the Netherlands and sends Dutch volunteers to international volunteer camps abroad.

Vincentiusvereniging Den Haag - A charity shop for those in need in our community.

VrouwenBuurtLab - A community centre for women in The Hague region.

Wijkz - A welfare organization for the residents of The Hague, informing our community about activities, volunteer jobs, and neighborhood support services, while also offering practical help where needed.

Women4Oceans - An organization dedicated to securing healthy oceans as a matter of survival for ourselves and all living beings.

YMCA Den Haag - Inclusive Youth organization specializing in Summer Camps and other youth activities.

ZHDB - ZHDB, the Provincial Draughts Association, orchestrates thrilling championships, captivating tournaments, and spirited team competitions, and also provides unwavering support to affiliated draughts clubs.

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