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15 & 16 MARCH 2024


On Friday March 15th and Saturday March 16th, 2024, Be The Change Foundation in cooperation with the Oranje Fonds are proud to bring to you the tenth edition of SXM DOET: the largest volunteer event on Sint Maarten, and in the Kingdom. Time to “Big Up Yuhself”, as we are looking forward to an edition with lots of exciting and fun-filled activities.

SXM DOET: Sint Maarten's national volunteer event

The DOET initiative started within the Kingdom over 18 years ago, firstly in the Netherlands, with the Dutch Caribbean islands joining in shortly thereafter. Today there is NLdoet (The Netherlands), ARUBA DOET (Aruba), BON DOET (Bonaire), CURA DOET (Curaçao), STATIA DOET (St. Eustatius), Saba DOET (Saba) and SXM DOET (Sint Maarten). These initiatives highlight volunteering as well as volunteers themselves, while encouraging every one to roll up their sleeves for (part of) a day, giving everyone a fulllfilling and gratifying feeling of a day well spent, ensuring that community serving organizations get the help they need and deserve.

Heart and Soul

Volunteers are the heart and soul of community organizations and SXM DOET and the Oranje Fonds are emphasizing the importance for our community to have actively engaged citizens helping to make a difference as one whole unit. What’s more is that SXM DOET is on a mission to help improve the general idea of volunteering and community service by showing how fun and creative it can really be.

The Oranje Fonds & Be The Change Foundation

The Oranje Fonds is the biggest national fund in the arena of social well-being and showcases the best the Kingdom has to offer. Around €30 million euros are 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, as the organization was gifted to them on their wedding day in 2002. For more information visit

Be The Change Foundation (BTC) is non-profit organization that supports the financing of programs and projects of various organizations and also engages in beautification projects for the betterment of our communities. BTC also encourages volunteerism, “volun-tourism”, and philanthropy in the Sint Maarten community. Each year, the organization hands out academic scholarships through their Erika Cannegieter-Smith Dream Big Scholarship Program. Visit for more information.

Contact us today

We are here to assist social organizations and volunteers with any questions and/or additional information. Please feel free to e-mail us at

Achieving More Together! Take part in SXM DOET

Press & Media

General information

SXM DOET will take place this upcoming year on Friday and Saturday, March 15th & 16th, 2024. Along with NLdoet, BON DOET, CURA DOET, Statia DOET, Saba DOET and ARUBA DOET this community-driven initiative is the largest of its kind in the entire Kingdom. This year will be a special edition for SXM DOET, because we are celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary

We count on the support of the press to share the SXM DOET message to the community. We thank the press in advance for their help to make SXM DOET a success.

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The Oranje Fonds strives to keep this website as accurate as possible. However, a large part of the information listed is entered by those who offer odd jobs and by those who want to offer their services. The Oranje Fonds cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of this information, or for the quality of the projects listed. The organization is in no way, shape or form liable for any damage or accidents that are the result of using or trusting the information on this website. Copyright applies to the content, design and photographic images used on this website.

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Does your company support the largest volunteer event on St. Maarten?

In order to execute all of the projects on March 15th and 16th, the participating organizations need a lot of resources. This may include materials such as paint, wood and gloves, or seedlings for a community garden, but also light drinks and snacks to provide to the volunteers.

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