February 2nd, 2021

Volunteering – How to Give Back in Dubai

With Christmas just around the corner, the season of giving tends to stir our impulse to give back to our community. Here are just a few of the amazing volunteering opportunities that you can sign up to in Dubai:


Volunteers.ae is a portal to support volunteering, volunteers can register themselves on this portal and let organisations find them through the portal’s online register. The portal also publishes volunteering opportunities and criteria of volunteers needed; allowing you to easily search for opportunities that suit your skills or availability.

Dubai Volunteering Center

The Dubai Volunteering Center is an initiative by Community Development Authority which manages volunteering services in the UAE, with a special focus on the emirate of Dubai. The centre connects deserving community causes with willing volunteers, thereby fostering a spirit of unity and care throughout society.

Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares hosts different activities around the year with the support of the UAE’s community. Read about how join as a volunteer including hands on volunteering activities and the Walk For Education on 14th February 2020. The walk is a wonderful opportunity for members of the UAE community to volunteer their time, enjoy fun activities with family and friends and make a difference.

Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD)

DIHAD is an annual international Aid & Development conference and exhibition held in Dubai. DIHAD 2020 to be held in Dubai from 10-12 March 2020. DIHAD brings together key decision-makers from leading NGOs, UN Agencies, Charity Organisations and governmental bodies, together with aid, education and construction providers from the private sector to address the needs of the people and countries affected by crises, disasters and natural calamities.

Gulf 4 Good

Take part in a Gulf 4 Good Charity Challenge Since 2001, Gulf 4 Good has been implementing sustainable projects in the developing world, taking people on adventure challenges to raise money to help make a real difference in the lives of underprivileged kids.

Dubai Blood Donation Centre

Give the gift of life by donating blood at the Dubai Blood Donation Centre, each donation can save 3-4 patients.

Equestrian Association for People of Determination EAPD is always in need of reliable volunteers to assist as side-walkers and horse leaders during their therapeutic riding lessons. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference to their riders’ lives.


Dubai Offshore Sailing Club’s Sailability initiative relies upon a team of dedicated volunteers to achieve it’s goal to give people of determination the opportunity to learn to sail. Sailability sessions are held every Wednesday during school term time and volunteers can choose to help with either one, two or all three of Sailability’s weekly sessions.

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