Frequently asked questions
What are the terms and conditions and how to apply for licenses for volunteers and volunteering teams?
What is the limit number of members to apply for a volunteering team?
You're able to apply for as a volunteering team with an unlimited number of members but no less than five members in each team.
Terms and conditions apply
How to apply in available volunteering opportunities?
When will the volunteering permits be issued?
Is it possible to volunteer to register or does it require a permit first?
Are there specific ages for volunteers?
What types of permits are available?
There are 3 types of permits that are given to each of the following:
- Volunteer permit:
issued to individuals who wish to volunteer.
- Volunteering Group permit:
issued to a group of 5 or more people who wish to volunteer.
- Organization volunteer recruitment:
the permit of organizations that use volunteers, which is issued to legal authorities from any sector (public, private, and third) that would like to involve volunteers in its operations and programs.
What are the advantages of the permits provided?
- The presence of a clear legal form for the volunteers to guarantee their rights, duties and responsibilities.
- Documentation of volunteering opportunities and volunteers and their working hours.
- Give volunteers written and reliable proof of their contributions and participation to the volunteer opportunities.
- Existence of a reference for volunteers, including groups, individuals and organizations volunteer recruitment.
- Volunteers, individuals and groups, can practice volunteering activities directly without the need to register and obtain approvals to every opportunity.
Does the license given to volunteers authorize them to practice volunteer work within the emirate of Abu Dhabi or UAE as a whole?
What is Specialized volunteering?
Is it obligatory for any organization that recruit volunteers to obtain a license?
Yes, all entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, whether they have licenses or not, must apply and obtain license from the Department of Community Development within a period not exceeding 12 months, and all procedures that are applied to those organizations during the transitional period in the second stage will be clarified.
The exception is the federal government Departments or institutions or the departments of the Abu Dhabi government or its institutions that’s authorized to perform volunteer work in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi according to their laws assigned to them, where they will be provided with exceptional licenses.
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What are the procedures required by entities to issue a license to engage in volunteer work?
Is the entities license cover the employees also, which we mean by that as an entity when we organize volunteering activity, and the participants are the entity’s employees is it required by every employee to obtain license?
If the event is organized by the entity and the target segment are its employees, the organization has the right to organize the event without the need to issue licenses for its employees that are part of the organization, and if volunteers are recruited outside the organization’s scope, the volunteer must be licensed to do so.
As for the entities’ license, we would like to inform you that the purpose of issuing licenses to entities is to enable them to attract volunteers in the entity, whether for their activities or the programs provided.