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Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair

Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair

Community event · 18 Nov 2023, 11:00 - 15:00
Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag, Nederland
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Summary

Mix & mingle with fellow expats from The Hague region, as well as representatives from local NGOs and service organizations eager to work with internationals!

Detailed description

After the great turnout at our last event in May, the Volunteer The Hague team is hard at work planning our next fun and informative event for our local international community! Please join us on Saturday, 18 November from 11:00 to 15:00 at The Social Hub of The Hague for our autumn Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair. Once again, this will be a supersized version of the event, taking place in a bigger venue and on a weekend for added flexibility - with more organizations and more speakers in attendance than ever before!


Our volunteer job fairs are fantastic opportunities to expand your social circles by meeting fellow internationals from the area with whom you can share your experiences and tips about living in and around The Hague. And you'll be able to expand your professional networks as well, since we'll also have representatives from local NGOs and nonprofit organizations in attendance - all of whom are eager to work with international volunteers in a short-term occasional or a long-term committed volunteer opportunities! Our last event in May had nearly 30 organizations in attendance, and we're expecting a similar turnout in November. These NGOs and service organizations cover a wide variety of fields and interests, including human rights, social justice, refugee and migrant assistance, homelessness, animal causes, elderly care, child care, the environment, and so much more. There will be something for everyone, no matter your background or specialization!


But wait, there's more! Brace yourselves for captivating speakers who will inspire and enlighten you. For detailed insights into our distinguished speakers and the event's comprehensive program, simply scroll down.


We hope you'll join us on 18 November for this fantastic learning and networking opportunity! Space is limited, so please be sure to save the date and register ASAP. We look forward to seeing you there!


PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS


Event Details:

Date: Saturday, 18 November 2023

Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Costs: free event

Location: The Social Hub The Hague - Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag


Event Program:

11:00 Doors open to start mixing and mingling with non-profits and NGOs

11:30 - 11:45 "Welcome Address to the International Community" by the director of PEP Den Haag, Gert-Jan Aleman, and welcome notes by the project manager of Volunteer The Hague Tetyana Benzeroual

12:00 - 12:30 Presentation "How to Get Unstuck and How Volunteering Can Help with That" by Vassia Sarantopoulou a founder, CEO, and Head Psychologist of the AntiLoneliness company.

13:00 - 13:30 Presentation "LinkedIn: Top Tips For Volunteers and Job Seekers" by Renée Tentori a lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in International Business, teaching topics such as Intercultural Communications, Career Development, and Social Media.

14:00 - 14:30 Presentation “Integrating Volunteering Into Your Job-Hunting Strategy," by Sarah Feid an account manager at The Hague International Centre

15:00 Event Closing



About the Presenters


Gert-Jan Aleman is the current director of PEP Den Haag, having taken over earlier this year from former director Fenna Noordermeer. Previously, Gert-Jan was manager of the Arbo Center of the Municipality of The Hague, where in 2016 he won a national prize as Vitality Manager of The Year. Gert-Jan will offer some opening remarks at the event on behalf of PEP, Volunteer The Hague's parent organization.


Vassia Sarantopoulou is the Founder, CEO, and Head Psychologist of AntiLoneliness, a company offering mental health services in The Netherlands. She is also a Trainer, a Perfectionism Expert, and a Mental Health Ambassador, promoting Inner Peace, Mental Strength, and Healthy Relationships. Her team at AntiLoneliness offers individual, couples, or group counseling sessions to those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, burnout, loneliness, relationship issues, transition/change, and expat life. Vassia will give an insightful presentation titled, "How to Get Unstuck and How Volunteering Can Help with That" at the event.


Renée Tentori loves to connect, communicate and educate. A dual-national Dutch-Australian, she has lived in The Hague region for over 15 years and is raising two global citizens here. She has been an active volunteer with several organizations, including ACCESS, TheHagueOnLine, Delft MaMa, LinkedInLocal, Toastmasters, and DutchBuzz. Renée is a permanent part-time lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in International Business, teaching topics such as Intercultural Communications, Career Development, and Social Media. Her business, Zestee, offers freelance communications coaching, consulting, and training. At this event, she will give a short talk titled "LinkedIn: Top Tips For Volunteers and Job Seekers."


Sarah Feid is an account manager at The Hague International Centre, where she helps to provide easy-to-navigate support for individuals seeking to make the Netherlands their new home. Sarah will give a presentation titled, "Integrating Volunteering Into Your Job-Hunting Strategy," where she will talk about her own experience of going from an international student to working for a Dutch employer and will offer practical info on how to integrate volunteering into job-hunting, as well as career opportunities for internationals.


Tetyana Benzeroual is an international who has been in The Hague with her family since 2015. She started her career path in The Netherlands as a volunteer and was later hired as a Project Manager for Volunteer The Hague, where she works with PEP Den Haag to fulfill our mission of connecting local internationals with meaningful volunteer opportunities at local nonprofit organizations. Tetyana will MC the event while offering some opening remarks at the Volunteer Job Fair and discussing the importance of internationals making a difference in The Hague through volunteering.


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 book your free stand by registering HERE



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.

Community Plus - An organization focusing on closer social cohesion and a better quality of life in local neighborhoods in The Hague.

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.

Reach&Teach - An organization that connects newcomers to the Netherlands with native speakers through events and activities.

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.

WZH - WZH is an organization that works for the care and support of elderly people in our community.

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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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 www.volunteerthehague.nl.