Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 4 April 2020

Sheikh Hamdan asks Dubai to volunteer in new campaign

The Your City Needs You campaign will allow volunteers to support medical personnel in this time of need

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, asked people to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Courtesy: Wam    
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, asked people to practice social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Courtesy: Wam    

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has called on Emiratis and residents to volunteer in a new campaign called Your City Needs You.

People can volunteer through the Day for Dubai app, which connects them to opportunities offered by the Dubai Health Authority or the Watani Al Emarat Foundation.

“My message to everyone is to volunteer to join the dedicated teams that are working round-the-clock to protect our community,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

“This is part of our social responsibility and our duty to help safeguard the welfare of society.”

The app provides information about ways to join the campaign’s initiatives based on the volunteer’s skills and experience.

Programmes range from data entry to ambulance sterilisation, although many positions are unspecified.

The campaign gives professional medical workers the opportunity to serve the community and gives others a chance to take care of senior citizens.

In his call for volunteers, Sheikh Hamdan paid tribute to medical personnel on the front line of the fight for the community's health and well-being.

“Our aim is to ensure the highest levels of protection against the global pandemic we are facing and support the government’s efforts to combat it," he said.

"This is a great opportunity to show our unity and our love for our city.”

Some positions require volunteers to be at least age 18 and be registered with the Community Development Authority.

Updated: March 25, 2020 11:05 AM

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