On Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th of March 2024, CEDE Aruba in cooperation with the Oranje Fonds will be organizing the 12th edition of ARUBA DOET, the biggest volunteer event on the island.
The Netherlands and five Caribbean islands highlight these volunteer initiatives and stimulate everyone to donate their time to help out the people who need it. This helps everyone!
The event ARUBA DOET started in 2013 under the initiative of the Oranje Fonds. Under the names NLdoet (The Netherlands), ARUBA DOET (Aruba), CURA DOET (Curaçao), BON DOET (Bonaire), STATIA DOET (Sint Eustatius), SABA DOET (Saba) and SXM DOET (Sint Maarten), these six initiatives highlight volunteering and volunteers while encouraging everybody to roll up their sleeves for (part of) a day. With these six initiatives, Oranje Fonds is organizing the biggest volunteer event in the Kingdom in cooperation with thousands of social organizations and with the support of local partners such as CEDE Aruba.
Heart and Soul
Volunteers are the heart and soul of many community organizations. Through ARUBA DOET, Oranje Fonds and CEDE Aruba emphasize how important actively engaged citizens are for the community and for social organizations. Also importantly, ARUBA DOET helps to improve the image of volunteering and shows how much fun it can be.
In 2023 there were almost 4.000 volunteers active at 194 projects! Obviously we aim even higher this year, especially since it's our 12th edition, so register your project or sign up as a volunteer.
The Oranje Fonds & CEDE Aruba
The Oranje Fonds is the biggest national fund in the social arena and showcases the best the Kingdom has to offer. Around €30 million is spent each year supporting organizations and initiatives that strengthen social cohesion in The Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are the official patrons of the Fund. For more information visit www.oranjefonds.nl
CEDE Aruba is a development and co-financing organization that supports the development and financing of programs and projects in the field of welfare in Aruba. These programs and projects are brought up and realized by non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that put their effort in the improvement of welfare provisions in the Aruban community. CEDE Aruba helps NGO’s with the development and financing of all kinds of durable projects. Visit www.cedearuba.org for more information.
You can also see the pictures of Aruba Doet 2023 here.