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On Friday March 9th and Saturday March 10th of 2018, Be The Change Foundation in cooperation with the Oranje Fonds will bring to you, the fourth edition of SXM DOET, the largest volunteer event on Sint Maarten, and in the Kingdom.

SXM DOET: Sint Maarten's national volunteer event

Be The Change Foundation and the Oranje Fonds are proud to bring you the fourth edition of SXM DOET on March 9 &10, 2018.

The DOET initiative started within the Kingdom over 13 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) 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.

Record numbers

SXM DOET reigned in over 1000 volunteers particiating in 73 projects in 2017, a record! We are aiming for even higher numbers this year, so register your project or sign up as a volunteer, TODAY!

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 via their crowd-funding platform. BTC also encourages volunteerism, “volun-tourism”, and philanthropy in the Sint Maarten community. Most recently, the organization handed out 10 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 or call us at +1 (721) 586-0808

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In order to execute all of the projects on March 9th and 10th, 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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General information

In 2017, thirty (30) social organizations participated with the help of over 1000 volunteers to complete 73 different projects. The first three editions of SXM DOET were very successful and this time around we are hard at work to make this fourth edition a roaring success.

SXM DOET will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 9th & 10th, 2018. Along with NLdoet, BON DOET, CURA DOET, Statia DOET and ARUBA DOET this community-driven initiative is the largest of its kind in the entire Kingdom.

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