Press release

Published: October 3 2021Last modification: 29 December 2021

It’s still up to October possible to nominate your most valued volunteer, volunteer team or volunteer organization for the Hague Volunteer Awards 2021. Nominees compete for the titles of The Hague Volunteer, The Hague Volunteer Team or The Hague Volunteer Organization of the Year. In collaboration with PEP The Hague, ibis City Center and HTM, the Municipality of The Hague organizes the Hague Volunteer Awards (HVP) 2021, with the award ceremony on Saturday 000 December.

In The Hague there are approximately 185.000 volunteers active .

“Thanks to volunteers we have a city in which people know each other, look out for each other and care for their environment. Active residents are important for a vibrant city. Volunteers are crucial in this. We generously support initiatives that strengthen them”, says Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal of Care, Youth and Public Health.Last year she presented her action program ‘Good for each other! The Hague Volunteer Policy 2021-2021’. The aim of this action program is to further strengthen voluntary work in The Hague. Appreciation also fits with this, such as the HVP 2021.

National Year Voluntary DeploymentVolunteers are active throughout the city. 2021 is also the National Year of Voluntary Dedication.

Do you know a volunteer who committed to the city? Nominate your volunteer via Also this year it is possible to nominate a volunteer team and volunteer organization. Three candidates per category will be nominated from the list of volunteers and teams. It concerns five categories: Sport, Neighborhood and surroundings, Care and welfare, Culture, Development and youth. Do you know an organization that succeeds best in offering surprising volunteer work to its volunteers? Then register it. Five of the nominated organizations will be selected for a chance to win the first prize of € 3.185 or the second prize of €1.185. You can nominate until 29 October.

Councilor Kavita Parbhudayal presents the check from 3500 euros to the winning volunteer organization of 2020: Haagse Helpers; photo: Municipality of The Hague/Valerie Kuypers )


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