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connect with your city

Match believes in the power of social engagement. Our mission is to help you have a meaningful impact in Maastricht. 

We help you find volunteering opportunities in Maastricht and give advice about social engagement. 

find your perfect volunteering match

research for the city and her inhabitants

help kids develop their talents

connect your neighbourhood 

home is something you create together

There’s more to studying than lectures and libraries. Learn through new experiences and invest time in your community.

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start small.

What gestures can you make that brighten another’s day? Say hi, offer your neighbours a coffee, and bring used items to the thriftshop.

get inspired!

Not sure where to start? Our helpdesk offers you some of the most interesting articles on social engagement and action research

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think & talk

Think about what you want. Consider the time you want to spend and your strengths. Talk about it with friends and family.

find a project

Still here? Great! Now find a volunteer project that you like. Take a look at our projects or ask around in your neighbourhood.

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ready for the next step?

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the latest news

Discover the latest about how to get involved in Maastricht and connect through volunteering.

Saint Nicolas explained for internationals

You might have spotted them on Maastricht’s streets already: a bearded old man dressed as a bishop and his exotically dressed helper. They are Saint Nicolas (Sinterklaas) and Pete (Piet) and they’re here to punish the naughty children and treat the nice.

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Match’ Houses inspiration evening: Stories from participating students

Every six weeks, the members of the Match Houses teams gather and inspire each other. They have dinner together and get to know each other at a deeper level. In this manner, students can blow new life into the current projects in their neighborhoods.

For the first inspiration evening of the academic year, Janna and Shanti, coaches of Match Houses prepared several entertaining, small tasks in order for the group to get to know each other better.

The students live in houses in different neighbourhoods and as the inspiration evening continues, it becomes clear that they all face different challenges (and benefits). Below, Allisa, Lizette, Nicole and Esmee tell about their experiences.

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