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Charity and volunteer work Dubai

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Volunteer and charity work Dubai UAE

As in many countries, there are numerous organisations that exist in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the rest of the UAE that are happy to give you something to do, or accept your money, to help them do the jobs that the world of capitalism views as unprofitable. If you're keen to get involved in charitable work but don't know where to start, try calling your embassy or consulate - they will often have information on groups related to your nationality. Or if you have a particular interest or hobby, search for something related to that (for example try hospitals for anything related to health, vets for anything related to animals, special needs schools for anything related to children, sports, education).

List of charity groups and volunteer work organisations

To add a UAE based non-profit organisation to this list, send details to us, or start a topic in the Dubai forum. For schools and support groups for special needs / handicapped / challenged children and adults, see the list of UAE special needs groups.

To publicise a charity event, start a topic in the UAE events forum.

Volunteer in Dubai

"Volunteer in Dubai" (VID) is a non-profit organisation established with the intention of bringing together volunteer workers and charitable organisations / projects. A sort of clearing house to match donor workers to organisations in need of help. An excellent initiative for Dubai.

Volunteer work for non-charitable organisations

Dubai International Film Festival and other significant Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and UAE events (and less significant events) often look for volunteers to assist. They're not exactly charities but for volunteers, it can be something enjoyable, and worthwhile to add to your CV. The positions are rarely paid (hence the term "volunteer") but sometimes there are benefits (like watching a film or show for free). You might need to demonstrate an interest in the area with which the event is concerned (tennis players as ball girls and boys at the Dubai Tennis Championships for example). Contact the organisers of the event in which you're interested to ask if they are looking for volunteers. Often they will enquire at universities and colleges for an army of unpaid workers.

Last update Wednesday 06-Aug-2014
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