Connecting Students and City

At Match, we believe in the power of social engagement. Volunteering during your studies allows you to develop both social and professional skills. Match offers students opportunities to contribute to Maastricht's community. By facilitating volunteering, Match enables students to put to use and develop their skills and talents in real-life practice. 

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Our mission is to facilitate students to create an engaged city.

Have a positive impact on the life of Maastricht citizens and help us reach our goal.

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About Match

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Volunteering allows students to gain valuable skills that contribute to their development as global citizens. By challenging students to engage in the Maastricht community, we enable them to develop civic engagement. They are aware of their position as citizen of the world, but focused on the impact they can have in their own community.


  • Kansfonds supports coaching project for highschool students in Limburg

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    The Match for Brighter Futures project, in which Maastricht University students provide homework guidance and coaching to underprivileged secondary school students, received a financial contribution of € 6,000 from the Kansfonds. Another € 4000 is awarded by the Robin Jung Fonds.  

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    Mariaberg has its own local chickens

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    Students and Mariaberg residents have teamed up to build a chicken coop. The first 10 chickens moved in...

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    Get Involved Information Market - Student and City

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    At February 5 from 13-16 pm the Get Involved Information Market takes place in the SSC.

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Maurice Evers, Maastricht University

As program manager Student and City Maurice is the linking pin between Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, the municipality and other stakeholders like the Police and Fire Department. He has the final responsibility for all 6 programs within the Student and City project, including Match.

Contact: maurice.evers[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

Rieneke Soumete, Municipality of Maastricht

As coordinator ‘Living with students’, Rieneke Soumete works at the municipality of Maastricht focussed on the social domain. She will be the link between the government, residents and Match and has a broad network in neighborhoods with various organizations and the government. Where necessary, connections will be made between municipality, neighborhood networks and Match.

Contact: rieneke.soumete[at]maastricht[dot]nl

Jeroen Wijckmans, Stichting Trajekt

‘The Community Broker,’ will guide opportunities and questions from the neighborhoods to students taking part in Match. Where necessary, he connects civil society organizations, businesses and Match and helps with practical solutions.

Contact: jeroen.wijckmans[at]trajekt[dot]nl


Match was launched in 2016 as part of the Student & City (Studentenstad) initiative of the Maastricht Municipality and the Maastricht University. Both are active participants in our mission to create positive social impact (See also: Thuis in Maastricht, Maastrichtdoet and the UM Strategic Programme).



We are thankful for the generous support of our other partners: Stichting Trajekt, Maastricht Housing, MyMaastricht and the housing corporations Servatius, Woonpunt and Maasvallei.