Voluntary & Charity Organisations

Feline Friends
Rescues sick, injured and abandoned cats and kittens until they are adoptable. Also manages volunteer foster homes, adoption events and awareness campaigns. A non-profit organisation and member of WSPA.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust
Charitable organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering patients with cancer.
Action for Relief
Sells unwanted, previously owned, and used items such as clothes, electronic goods, books, DVDs, and furniture. Money raised from sales at Dubai Flea Market are donated to charity.
UNICEF (United Nations Childrens Fund)
Provides long-term humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Al-Muntada Al-Islami
Independent organisation established to cater to local communities around the world in areas of education, health care and relief. Its main focus is Education, Water & Sanitation.
WFP (United Nations World Food Programme)
The worlds largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Emirates Wildlife Society - World Wildlife Fund UAE (EWS-WWF...
Wildlife and environmental group promoting conservation, education and awareness. Located on 318th Road in Al Quoz Industrial 4.
UNU-INWEH (UN University - International Network on Water En...
The academic arm of the United Nations systems- implements research and educational programs in the area of sustainable development, with the particular aim of assisting developing countries.
King’s Revival International Charitable Trust
Establishes humanitarian assistance programs for poor and needy people around the world
UAE Red Crescent
Raises social awareness and organises humanitarian aid for victims of war, disasters and epidemics. Member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Dubai Debates
Independent debate organizers aimed at broadening discussions of the latest issues concerning the Arab region.
Care Foundation Pakistan
Organization established to provide quality marketable education to every child in Pakistan.
SOS Childrens Villages
Independent, nongovernmental international development organization that works to meet the needs and protect the interest and rights of children.
Breast Cancer Arabia
Medical and educational information about breast cancer.
Volunteer in Dubai
Helps volunteers and businesses connect with charitable organisations in Dubai. Open Sunday to Thursday 11:00-19:00.
K9 Friends
Non-profit dog shelter run by volunteers and associated with WSPA and RSPCA. Rescues and houses abandoned dogs until they are adopted. Open Saturday to Thursday from 09:00-13:00.
Humanity First Middle East
Aims to serve disaster struck and socially disadvantaged individuals and families in the poorer communities of the world.
United Nations World Food Programme
WFP is the worlds largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and starvation. Entirely funded by donations. Local office located in International Humanitarian City.
Emirates Arthritis Foundation
Raises awareness for musculoskeletal disorders. Open Sunday to Thursday 09:00-15:00. Located at Al Biraa Arthritis Centre on Al Wasl Road in Umm Sequim 2.
American Heart Association
Non profit organization promotes proper cardiac care and aims to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and strokes.
Al Basar International Foundation
Non profit organisation focuses on issues of blindness and disease leading to blindness. Headquarters in Sudan. Local branch located in International Humanitarian City.
All 4 Down Syndrome
Volunteer led support group and monthly meetings for families affected by Downs Syndrome. Organises community outreach campaigns and social activities for children with Down Syndrome.
Life for Relief & Development
Largest U.S. founded Muslim American humanitarian relief and development organization devoted to providing aid regardless of race, color,religion or background
The Citizens Foundation
One of the largest nonprofit organizations in Pakistan in the field of education.
Child Foundation
Provides basic necessities to children living in poverty or hardship by offering education, food, shelter, medical help and other services.
Take My Junk
Collects unwanted items and distributes to local labourers and families in need. Also donates items to UAE Red Crescent.
Adopt a Camp
Works with labour camps to provide free English and vocational classes, counselling, hygiene information, care packages and medical treatment.
ACTED
Nongovernmental organisation aims to help regions affected by wars, natural disasters and economic crisis. Headquartered in France. Local branch located in International Humanitarian City.
KIinderhut International
International NGO that provides long term systematic care for disaster victims including orphaned children and destitute women.
Gulf for Good
Organises adventure challenges around the world to raise funds for charities in those regions. Located at Building 1 in Dubai International Humanitarian City.
Buckle Up in the Back Dubai
Car safety awareness group promoting the use of seatbelts and safety restraints for children.
Blood Donor UAE Donation Drive
Monthly mobile blood donation drive set up by Volunteer in Dubai and UAE Ministry of Health.
International Federation for Red Cross & Red Crescent (IFRC)
Humanitarian institution that coordinates activities to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity, as well as organize relief assistance missions responding to large-scale emergencies.
OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanita...
UN Agency responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.
All As One
International nonprofit organization established to provide homes for children in Africa who have lost their parents as a result of war, illness and extreme poverty.
Friends of Animals
Animal rights advocates help rescue animals and find foster homes and adoptive families.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The UNs global development network, advocating for change and connection countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
Foresight
Raises awareness and support for the causes, treatment and research for a cure for degenerative eye diseases that lead to blindness.
Room to Read
Helps local governments in developing countries to increase literacy among primary and secondary school children.
Waqf Foundation
Nonprofit, international NGO established to enhance the education, development and provide relief goods.
Doctors Without Borders
Independent organisation provides medical humanitarian aid to victims of conflicts, disasters or epidemics. Located at Dune Centre on Al Diyafah Road in Satwa.
International Association for Human Values
International humanitarian and educational non-governmental organization committed to promoting the resurgence of human values in all aspects of life all over the globe.
Safe & Sound
Promotes breast cancer awareness in the United Arab Emirates.
UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees)
UN Agency that leads and co-ordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
Dubai Cares
Raises awareness and financial aid for childrens education in developing countries. Established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Indian Community Welfare Committee
Social welfare committee offers assistance to Indian expats living in Dubai. Focuses particularly on abandoned house maids, labourers, and those being held in prison. Formed under the patronage of the Consulate General of India.
UNDSS (United Nations Department for Safety and Security)
UN Agency responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system as well as ensure the safety and security of UN programs and personnel.
Girlguiding
Volunteer-run organisation promoting wholesome values and leadership qualities in girls from 5 to 24 years old. Various groups throughout Dubai: Arabian Ranches, Jebel Ali, Jumeirah, Mirdif and The Springs.
UAE Down Syndrome Association
Non profit association committed to raising awareness about Down syndrome in the UAE. Located in Jumeirah 1.
Medecins Sans Frontieres
International humanitarian organisation offering medical aid to people in countries affected by war, violence, poverty, and environmental catastrophe. Located in Al Shafar Building in TECOM.
Munazzamat Al Dawa Al Islamia
International nongovernmental organization that provides social services to the deprived people in Africa regardless of color, race and religion.
Teens 4 Positive Action
Social group encourages teenagers to make positive contributions to their community through volunteering.
World Memon Organization (Middle East Chapter)
Promotes the advancement, upliftment, unity, welfare and well-being for the Memon community.
Dubai Animal Rescue Centre (DARC)
Animal sanctuary rescues and cares for a variety of exotic and domesticated animals. Also runs an adoption programme for animals at their sanctuary. Located in Al Barsha.
IRIN (United Nations Integrated Regional Information Network...
UN news agency that provides the humanitarian community with up to date news.
Middle East Cat Society (MECATS)
Non profit group educates the public about the behaviours of different cats as well as the responsibilities of owning cats. Experts in the Arabian Mau, the local pedigree cat breed. We also rescue and rehome stray cats. World Cat Federation member.
PlaNet Finance UAE
Leading provider of services contributing to promoting and developing the microfinance section to enable poor population access to loans, insurance programs and revenue generating activities.
Global Youth Empowering Movement (GYEM)
Youth centre hosts workshops and social events designed to empower youth and offer a positive social environment. Also organises community service projects and volunteer initiatives. Located behind Toys R Us in Festival City.
Palestine Childrens Relief Fund
Non profit humanitarian relief organization arranges free medical care and travel to the UAE for children in need of specialized surgery and healthcare treatment. Also helps raise awareness for Middle Eastern childrens healthcare issues.
World Vision International
Relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

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