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Posted On: 11 March 2020 02:18 pm
Updated On: 13 April 2020 06:24 am

Qatar citizens, residents ready to volunteer their services to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Rather than surrender to the fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19), thousands of Qatari citizens and residents have come forward to volunteer their efforts towards ridding Qatar of this virus. They are more than willing to do anything that is necessary at this critical time based on their field of specialisation, to support the country in its war against the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has seen 24 cases, as of today.

A Twitter hashtag is Arabic #كلنا_متطوعين_من_اجل_قطر that translates to #WeAreAllVolunteersForQatar has gone viral since yesterday with over 5,000 tweets within a few hours.

Shakeal, a Civil Defence Coordinator at the PSH-JV Qatar Rails Doha Metro Greenline Underground Project, tweeted yesterday:

Raheel Habib Marwat, an engineer in Qatar, tweeted the following:

Abdul Rahman Al Qahtani, CEO of Dar Al-Watan and Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Al-Watan Newspaper posted this tweet yesterday:

It is translated as:

“Everyone is required today to spreading awareness and not spread rumours (about the coronavirus (COVID-19). These are the best ways to volunteer and help the competent authorities in the country (fight the virus)."

Fawaz bin Abdullah published this tweet:

This is translated as:

“After my official working hours are over, I declare my readiness for any voluntary work for Qatar.”

A retired doctor in Qatar, Dr. Abdul Karim Abo has put himself at the disposal of the Ministry of Health and the Qatari state for volunteering in any location, especially in the areas of ambulance, preventive medicine and research.

Marwa, a Twitter user, said she is a microbiologist and is fully prepared to volunteer and work with the competent authorities, at any level.

Another Twitter user, Adel Ahmed, tweeted that he had been residing in Qatar for years and is willing to volunteer on any mission assigned to him outside of his work time to tackle this virus and keep Qatar safe. He is sure that if people are asked to volunteer, Qatar would find a whole army of residents and citizens on standby in the battle against the virus.

Many such tweets can be found under the hashtag #كلنا_متطوعين_من_اجل_قطر / #WeAreAllVolunteersForQatar. While some are ready to volunteer in anything for the sake of preventing the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), others on social media are telling people to take preventative measures to protect themselves and others against the virus. There are also many who are praising the efforts of Qatar and the government is being transparent and clear at this critical time.

Here's how to volunteer in Qatar amidst the coronavirus outbreak

Volunteer

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.