As an ENGAGE Dubai Corporate or Community Partner, you can submit your project to call for volunteers. All you have to do is fill in the form given below to register. Upon submission of the online form, the project will be reviewed for approval or rejection. ENGAGE Dubai reserves the right to approve, seek further information on the project, or reject.
Once the project is approved, the submitted project will be visible under the section Volunteering Opportunities.
It is sometimes difficult to know what volunteering projects exist in Dubai and how to ENGAGE employees in the community. This page provides the solution as it allows ENGAGE Community Partners to offer volunteering opportunities for the corporate volunteers. The form below requires details that will help the ENGAGE Community Partners get volunteers for their project.
To register your volunteers, please click on the available relevant project below.
Working in partnership is a key principle for developing a community investment strategy. By developing a partnership, companies and community organisations can leverage their combined expertise for mutual benefit. Yet research carried out by the Centre for Responsible Business in 2012 showed that only 23% of Dubai-based companies involve NGO’s/charitable organisations in their community investment. Work with ENGAGE Dubai community Partners to make your community involvement as impactful as possible. Click on the Community Partners logo’s to visit their website.
ENGAGE Dubai owes much of its success to generous corporations who donate their time, energy, and talents to help our community. We are especially fortunate to have the support of corporations who send teams of employees to volunteer with our community partners. Corporate groups come with a cohesiveness and sense of purpose that make them enthusiastic and effective.
What is Employee Volunteering?
Employee volunteering is the mobilisation of time, talent, energy and resources of employees to contribute to the community. Most programmes involve staff doing work for the community on company time. When company employees volunteer outside of their regular hours of work, this is not employee volunteering. An exception may be when the company provides equipment, training or other resources to the staff to aid their volunteering.
How could companies proactively encourage their employees to volunteer?
Start by publicising within the organisation the importance of giving back by informing employees of what the company is doing in the area of charitable contributions and activities. Encourage community service participation by rewarding those who do it on their own and providing outlets for others. Have a Volunteering Policy in place so employees know they have 1,2 or 3 days a year to volunteer. Have senior managers lead by example, have them lead a team challenge. Award ceremonies, employer matching programmes and an environment of concern for challenges faced by others less fortunate are all important.
What are the benefits of being a part of ENGAGE Dubai?
For companies ENGAGE Dubai can help through a range of practical tools and information on employee volunteering and can broker introductions to community partners and insight on the local volunteering opportunities.
For community organisations ENGAGE Dubai can connect them to companies enthusiastic to support the community and help provide them with potential volunteers, funds and support.
Over 2,700 employee volunteers participated in Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Give & Gain 2021 employee volunteering initiative, which was held virtually as well as physically adhering to all Covid 19 protocols.
Overall, volunteers dedicated 70,600 hours across projects benefitting more than 60,000 individuals. The month-long event was organised for the eleventh consecutive year as part of the Chamber’s ENGAGE Dubai corporate volunteering programme.
A total of 66 organisations, 42 corporate members and 24 community partners participated in this year’s volunteering activities, which included educational sessions for children, meals for blue collar workers, humanitarian aid for underprivileged families, support for cancer patients, computer skills for people of determination, plantation and recycling e-waste, paper, plastics and metals.
More than 8,800 kilograms of humanitarian aid, including rice, raw food items, stationery and clothes, were donated, while 24,315 meals were given to those in need. A total of 32,953 back to school items were sent for children, more than 2.2 tonnes of waste was diverted away from landfills, and more than 400 Ghaf tree seeds were planted.
Click here to view the participants list.