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Posted On: 30 July 2018 11:51 am
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Volunteering opportunities and ways to give back to Qatar

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Do you feel like you’ve got a handful of free time and you want to use it efficiently? Do you just want to give back to the community without any monetary rewards? Volunteering is definitely the answer!

Donating your time for the benefit of others doesn't only make the world a better place but also makes you a better person. Besides making a difference in someone’s life, you can also gain a life long experience by learning and developing your skills such as; ability to work with others and to take direction and lead, dedication and time management as well as communication skills, and not to forget to mention new friendships are made, inspirations arises and you are guaranteed to have loads of fun!

Volunteering opportunities in Qatar
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There are many ways to volunteer in Qatar, whether you’re committed to helping communities, love to work with animals, or hope to contribute to conserve the environment. Volunteering is highly encouraged in Qatar, therefore, there are quite a lot of companies that welcome people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds with open arms, for the same cause and interest in serving and giving back for our community.

To give you some inspiration, here are the best ways to volunteer in Qatar that truly won’t disappoint you.

Reach out to Asia (ROTA)

Reach out to Asia(ROTA)
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It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization guided by Her Excellency Sheikha al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani. Their main goal is to provide basic and quality education for the children throughout Asia and the Middle East. They focus on overcoming crucial obstacles that primary and secondary students face in order to give them a better quality of life. Being a ROTA volunteer offers many opportunities, such as joining International volunteering and service learning trips to many countries in Asia and the Middle East; Cambodia, Nepal, Syria, Pakistan and more. Click here to learn more about them.

Location: Education City
Phone: +974 4454 1603
Email: [email protected]

Al Shaqab

The Al Shaqab

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Friends of Al Shaqab is a local founded volunteer program to support Al Shaqab’s local and international equestrian events, Qatar Foundation's as well as other ongoing events in Qatar such as the Color Run by providing active participation of volunteers. They are continuously recruiting volunteers of all ages and backgrounds allowing them to be a part of a successful and glorious experience in giving back to Qatar. AL Shaqabs Head of HR Mrs Fatin Al Sada strongly believes in the effort and contributions made by the Volunteers in bringing success to the events of Al Shaqab. Click here to be part of this growing family!

Location: Al Shaqab Horse Racing Academy, Education City
Phone: +974 4454 1992
Email: [email protected]

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC)

Youth Panel 2016 batch.
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SC is bringing the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar, as well as delivering the stadiums, infrastructure and legacy to host an amazing and historic World Cup like no other! If you want to be a part in contributing to Qatar’s future as well as spread enthusiasm and lively spirit, sign up for the SC Volunteering program for a very unique experience in the opportunities they offer. In addition, if you are between 14-21 years old, reside in Qatar and passionate about the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ and its impact on the community, then you might get the opportunity to witness all the preparations ongoing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, just by applying to be a member of the Youth Panel; an ambassador program in the Supreme Committee for Delivery and legacy. You will be learning a handful of information related to all the foundations of the tournament. Luckily enough they are looking for new recruits now, so hurry up to apply and be prepared to Deliver Amazing!

Location: Al Bidaa Tower, Corniche
Email: [email protected]

Ajyal Youth Film Festival

Ajyal Youth Film Festival
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Ajyal Youth Film Festival is where all the cinematic enchantment takes place in Doha. If you are a huge fan of the cinema and filming world then make sure to apply for the Volunteering application. The Ajyal Jury form goes out during September-October. Happening at Katara from the 28th November to 3rd December 2018, world renowned new films, Red carpet screenings and international and local celebrities would visit and many more exciting events would take place. Make sure to visit their website every now and then to get the opportunity to be a part of the best yet Film Festival.

Location: Doha Film Institute, Katara
Phone:+974 4420-0505

Qatar Animal Welfare Society

The Qatar Animal Welfare Society
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Have you ever wanted to help poor animals in need? One incredible way could be to join Qatar Animal Welfare Society. They always welcome new volunteers on board to help our cute-little-furry friends and shower them with all the love they need and deserve! They are open everyday except for Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Donations are always welcome, and if you are interested, make sure to stay engaged on their Facebook Page for more updates!

Location: Mukaynis, Doha
+974 5539 6074

These are only few organizations to help you get started on your route to Volunteering, and we are sure that many doors will open to you to give a helping hand to make Qatar and the World a better place for all of us. Quick tips from us is always do what you love the most and put your passions in the right place. Always try to gain more knowledge and insightful experiences that will build you up. Volunteering makes a tremendous difference in shaping a community and is one of the many ways to give back to our beloved Qatar!

Dont forget to drop us a line in the comments section below sharing your most epic volunteering experiences. Like? Share? Yep, it’s what keeps us going!