Becoming a volunteer
Volunteering can be personally rewarding and helps you ‘give something back’ to your community. Volunteers can choose from many different opportunities.
What volunteering is
Volunteering is giving your time to help someone else or a cause you care about, simply because you want to and without expecting payment. In Qatar volunteers make an important contribution to community life.
Lots of people engaged in voluntary work might not consider themselves as volunteers. They may see themselves as ‘just helping out’ or ‘lending a hand’. The list of things that volunteers do is almost endless.
You could be a sports coach, fundraiser, committee member, gardener, volunteer driver or dog walker. You can choose what you want to do, though it always helps to get involved in something you care about or are interested in.
You can find out about volunteering opportunities by contacting the organisation you want to volunteer with or your local volunteer center.