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Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair

Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair

Community event · 19 May 2022, 11:30 - 14:30
Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ The Hague, Netherlands
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Mix & mingle with fellow expats from The Hague region, as well as representatives from local NGOs and service organizations eager to work with internationals!

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We're back, everyone! After two years of COVID protocols and virtual events, the VTH team is gearing up for our first in person event since 2020, and we couldn't be more excited! Please join us on Thursday, 19 May for a Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair, taking place from 11:30 to 14:30 at The Hague Humanity Hub!

As always, this event will be attended by other local expats with whom you can network and share your experiences and tips about living in The Hague region, in addition to some fantastic NGOs and nonprofit organizations that are eager to work with internationals! These organizations focus on a wide variety of interests, including animal care, human rights, social justice, refugee and migrant assistance, homelessness, elderly care, child care, the environment, and so much more. So there is something for everyone, no matter your background or specialization!

During the event, we'll have two special guests who will speak about topics of great importance in our community: First, Gerko Visée from The Hague International Centre will give a short presentation on the local job market titled, Expats Connected: Jobs, Volunteering, and Working in The Hague." And later during the event, VTH project manager Tetyana Benzoural will give a presentation titled, "How to Advance Your Career Goals Through Volunteering," where she'll discuss the many benefits that volunteering can bring to skills-building, current career advancement, and career reorientation for internationals in our community!

Finally, we'll also be holding a raffle during the event, where a few lucky attendees will win some fun prizes!

We hope you'll join us on 19 May for this fantastic learning and networking opportunity! Space is limited, so please be sure to register ASAP. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022

Time: 11:30 – 14:30

Location: The Hague Humanity Hub - Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ Den Haag

Event Program:

11:30 – Opening of the Fair and welcome notes

––––––12:00 - 12:15 Presentation “Expats Connected: Jobs, Volunteering, and Working in The Hague" by Gerko Visée from The Hague International Centre    

––––––13:00 - 13:15 Presentation “How volunteering can positively impact your job prospects and professional life” by Tetyana Benzeroual from Volunteer The Hague of PEP Den Haag

––––––14:00 - 14:15 Interviews with experienced volunteers and interesting guests

14:30 – Closing of the Fair and closing remarks


Registered Organizations

If you are a representative of a non-profit organization that is looking to share the work that you do (as well as register prospective volunteers on the spot at the event!), please join us by registering here. 

About the Presenters

Gerko Visée works as adviser and account manager for The Hague International Centre. Gerko joined the Centre in 2017. Before working with international staff, Gerko assisted in the coordination of refugee reception throughout the county and worked as a trainee in the political section of The Netherlands Embassy in Israel. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Politics from Durham University.

The Hague International Centre is the point of contact for international staff of organizations and companies in The Hague region. It offers a soft landing for expats in the region by taking care of formalities and offering services related to settling in.

Tetyana Benzeroual, BSc (Hons) Psychology, is an expat who has been in The Hague with her family for the last five years. She started her career path in The Netherlands as a volunteer and was later hired as a project manager here at Volunteer The Hague, where she works with the Municipality to fulfill our mission of connecting local internationals with meaningful volunteer opportunities at local nonprofit organizations. Tetyana is a true citizen of the world who has lived, studied, and worked across North America and Europe. She is keen to share with you her experience and expertise, as well as to give you some insider tips on how volunteering can benefit your career!

Registered Organizations in more details

ACCESS - A foundation that relies on its English-speaking international and Dutch volunteers who enjoy helping others adjust to life in the Netherlands.

AFS Nederland - an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides cross-cultural learning opportunities to impart knowledge, skills and understanding for a better and more peaceful world.

Arm Of Love International - A non-profit dedicated to Making Change Possible and Sustainable for all by educating, protecting, and supporting children and other disadvantaged groups in developing countries.

BBIS - A foundation that strives for a more positive image of International society by offering residents tours, neighborhood events and various promotional projects.

Beach Challenge - A project that organizes a two-day sporting event on the beach for all ages.

Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human rights - a foundation devoted to promoting justice, peace and human rights through education, awareness, campaign, training, outreach (Legal / Medical) and capacity building in Africa.

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

CoderDojo Den Haag - a free, open and local programming club for young people.

Delft MaMa - a non-profit organizations focused on helping families and families-to-be to get support, build network and feel at home in their new city.

Den Haag Vitaal - a foundation dedicated to connecting old and young with sports and healthy food as a basis. 

Den Haag Wereldhuis - an information and advisory centre, with the aim of empowering undocumented migrants to make well-informed decisions.

Design Museum Dedel - a museum in a stellar 17th-century building, where the history of advertising, graphic art and design comes to life.

Dessi Tuji - a foundation that gives children in Deda, a region southeast of the Ethiopian capital Addis Abeba, the opportunity to develop sustainably by facilitating good education, water, sanitation and electricity together with the local population.

EEKTA - a welfare organization that is committed to the elderly and young people from the Surinamese community where participation and combating loneliness are important values.

Haags KunstAtelier - a non-profit that organizes inspiring lessons and courses for schools, cultural institutions as well as for private individuals and companies in the areas of the fine arts, architecture, design and cultural heritage.

Herstelacademie ggz delfland - a foundation dedicated to treating a large number of psychological disorders

Het Koorenhuis - a creative and cultural hotspot located in the center of The Hague in a monumental building with a rich history dating back to the 17th century. 

Mammarosa The Hague - a non-profit that supports women who are being treated for breast cancer and gives information about early detection in the Netherlands.

Middin - a foundation dedicated to helping people with brain damage while helping them with their daily needs.

Middin Gebiedsteam WLZ - a healthcare foundation for disabled people.

Mine Mark Foundation - a mine risk education (MRE) project aiming to protect children from harm by landmines, cluster ammunition, and explosive remnants of war in conflict zones.

NL Cares - a volunteer pooling organization focussing on flexible volunteer work through social events, online volunteer agenda en corporate impact programs.

Ocan - a 36 years old foundation committed to improving the position and advocacy of the Caribbean Dutch and related groups.

Popradar Den Haag - the former Haags Pop Centrum, is an organization that provides a lively and diverse pop scene in The Hague.

Positive News Foundation - a young foundation that connects uplifting news articles with people looking for positive news.

Present Den Haag - a non-profit specialized in collaboration with all the professional welfare and mental healthcare organizations of The Hague and surroundings.

Reach & Teach - a foundation that aims to assist the integration of newcomers (status holders, asylum seekers, and migrants) in The Hague region by offering Dutch and English classes, buddy systems, and social events.

Red Een Dier - an animal organization that stands up for animals.

Saúde da Floresta - a foundation dedicated to helping the indigenous Amazone people of Brasil.

Schets - a community center with a focus on education and talent development among youth.

Stunt - a non-profit organization with the mission to get the spark back in the eyes of our contestants and with every decision they make this foundation tries to make the world just a bit better place.

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

The Hague Korfball Masters - a Korfball club dedicated to promoting and supporting the sport of Korfball in The Hague region.

The Hungry Mind - a volunteer-run community centre for internationally-minded people.

Together International - a foundation with the mission to design and implement solidarity projects addressing the socio-economic situation that emerged from the Covid-19 international humanitarian crisis.

Vereniging Humanitas Home-Start - a project that offers support, practical help and friendship to parents by trained volunteers with parenting experience.

Vier het Leven - a foundation that helps to realize life-changing events for the elderly.

Vitalis - a foundation that matches a young person in need to an adult volunteer, to form a caring interaction that will promote the positive development of the young person.

Vooruitgang Door Zelfwerkzaamheid - a non-profit focused on providing training and internships in the context of active integration and participation.

VTV Thuismaatjes - an organization that supports people with disabilities to participate in daily life activities, such as walks, sports, going to the movies and having positive social contact with others.

Wijkz - a welfare organization for the residents of the Hague, to inform them about activities, voluntary jobs, support in the neighborhood and give practical help where needed.

Wool for Warmth - a non-profit dedicated to collecting wool and organizing knitting groups that knit for the homeless.

WWF - active in more than 100 countries and on 6 continents, this foundation does everything it can to protect and restore nature.

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About Volunteer The Hague

Volunteer The Hague is a project initiated by the Municipality of The Hague and organized by the local non-profit organization PEP Den Haag. The Volunteer The Hague site hosts hundreds of volunteer activities for every age, skill-set, and availability. Importantly, the volunteer listings on Volunteer The Hague’s website do not require Dutch language skills. You can browse these vacancies or use their Talent Scan tool through which you can find individualized listings after answering a series of questions about your skills and interests. All listings will provide you with information about the tasks expected, preferred availability in days and number of hours, and perks offered. For more information about what Volunteer The Hague has to offer, please visit