New Law to Regulate volunteering in Dubai
UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No. (5) of 2018 to regulate volunteering in Dubai. The new regulation seeks to encourage citizens to take part in serving their communities and promote social responsibility.
Dubai’s Community Development Authority (CDA) has the authority to establish, implement and oversee the plans and policies required to regulate volunteering in the emirate of Dubai; The CDA will also participate in encouraging and motivating public and private sector to raise awareness on the importance of volunteering and how it reflects on the society, and of course sponsor different volunteering programs.
According to the new law, volunteers must be above 18; volunteers under 18 years old must get approval from their legal guardian. The CDA is responsible to have a data base of all volunteers and making sure that they meet all the requirements; volunteers must enjoy a record of good conduct, be physically fit and be registered as a volunteer with the CDA. They also must commit to their obligations according to the volunteering agreement and respect confidentiality.