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Enrich your life event first edition a success

One week ago the first edition of Enrich your life event took place.
It was a great evening filled with meetings, laughs and matches.

Enrich your life event is a small meet & greet event for Internationals. During the event visitors can meet several volunteer organisations, for orientation on volunteering.

The evening was kicked off by our own Leo, consultant for volunteer organisations at the Volunteer Centre Amsterdam (VCA). He welcomed everybody and told something about volunteer work in Amsterdam, the possibilities for expats, and how volunteering contributes to meeting new people, finding a job and developing new skills, like learning Dutch.

After a short word of welcome comedian Chris Kok, an upcoming talent at Boom Chicago, entered the stage. He captured the audience with his jokes, specially written for the occasion. Soon a relaxed and personal atmosphere was created.

After a well-deserved applause Leo got on stage again to introduce the volunteer organisations and to explain the meet & greet rules. With only one hour left the 8-minute rule was not an unnecessary luxury. To stimulate as much meetings as possible several sessions of 8 minutes were integrated. After every session a bell rang through the cosy space of Boom Chicago, a sign for visitors to meet the next volunteer company. With over 20 visitors and 5 volunteer companies, it was hard, but rewarding work. Many matches have been made for a follow up.

On to the second edition!