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Posted On: 21 March 2020 09:56 am
Updated On: 13 April 2020 06:25 am

How to volunteer in Qatar amidst the coronavirus outbreak

Sumaica Asad
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Amidst the coronavirus outbreak in Qatar, a lot of people have expressed a desire to volunteer and help in any way that they can. Seeing this goodwill gesture of the residents of Qatar, the following places have created volunteering opportunities for Qatari nationals and residents.

Ministry of Public Health

The Ministry of Public Health invites you to join the National Volunteering Campaign: “For Qatar”. Help fight the COVID-19 virus. Volunteers will initially be required over the next three months.

Spokesperson for the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, Lolwah Al Khater, said: “We are looking for volunteers to help Qatar’s healthcare sector as the number of COVID-19 cases increases and creates a strain on resources. We need to stand together as a community and work to support Qatar’s public and private sectors during these trying times.”

Volunteers’ responsibilities will include supporting medical practice (clinical), allied health practice, public health awareness, logistics and more. They will be based at medical facilities across the country.

Volunteers must meet the below criteria:

  • Be a Qatar resident
  • Have Qatar ID
  • Aged 20-45
  • Be medically fit enough to contribute
  • No history of chronic illness/disease

​Suitable volunteers will attend a two-hour induction session plus a two-hour job-specific training session before proceeding with their duties. Volunteers will be needed for at least 14 eight-hour shifts over a 12-week period. All volunteers will be provided with suitable personal protective equipment. People already working in the healthcare sector are welcome to take part.

To apply, please click here.

Qatar Red Crescent

QRCS has opened a volunteering opportunity. Following are the requirements:

  • To be Qatari national or resident of Qatar with valid ID.
  • Age no younger than 18.
  • Qualification preferably no less than secondary school certificate.
  • To be physically fit to perform assigned tasks.
  • To be of good conduct.

All the other information can be found on their website. To apply, please click here.

Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity is also registering people for volunteering. Following are their requirements:

  • He must be a Qatari citizen or a resident of the State of Qatar
  • He must not be less than 18 years old
  • He must be medically fit to perform the work required from him

To apply, click here.

Contribution initiative

Qatar launches an official site (https://sci.adlsa.gov.qa) for those wishing to contribute and support individuals and companies to combat the Coronavirus in the State of Qatar. To contribute, click here.


Source: QRCS, QC, MoPH