Takatof was set up to help young people become more engaged citizens and use their free time productively. It offers meaningful opportunities to volunteer, helping to build confidence, team working skills and networks which can support future employment. Takatof also offers services to corporates to establish employee volunteering programs and helps to promote a culture of volunteering across the UAE.


SANID is an emergency response volunteering program that draws on the strengths of proven international models. It unites volunteers and prepares them to cope with national and international emergencies, thus demonstrating the country’s readiness to manage any crisis situation. The program is offering services to corporates interested in building their own emergency preparedness and government entities seeking to build this skill set nationwide.

Think Science

Think Science aims to offset the decline in young people studying Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by getting them inspired about the professional opportunities in this space. The program aims to excite youth about the application of science in the modern world, encourage them to pursue their studies in this area and connect them to businesses looking for STEM talent.

Esref Sah

Esref Sah promotes financial literacy amongst Emirati youth helping young people to manage their personal finances better. This is done through education about budgeting and saving and also through peer mentors. It also works with the education authorities to embed financial literacy into the national curriculum and with financial institutions to help them better serve their customers.


Kafa’at aims to encourage more youth to join the private sector by helping them become ‘job ready’. It provides leadership skills and knowledge about enterprise and social enterprise through training, mentoring and internships. Through its various modules, the program aims to inspire youth about a career in business and to connect private sector companies to top local talent.


Dawamee aims to enable and empower unemployed youth across the UAE. It supports them in developing a career based on market-driven demand and yet can be accessed remotely or on part time bases. Through the launch of the first specialized on-line portal to provide flexible and remote job opportunities.

Takatof mobilizes people and resources across the nation to find creative and sustainable solutions for proven community needs. Takatof particularly offers young people meaningful opportunities to volunteer for humanitarian, social and community programs.

You will:

  • Provide more personal attention to the needs of others
  • Help an organization be more responsive to the needs and interests of the community that they serve
  • Participate in opportunities for educational and social volunteering activities that would not be possible otherwise
  • Build a better understanding of your community
  • Gain valuable life experiences and skills that will serve you for the rest of your life
  • Help those in need
  • Give back to your community and the UAE
  • Help to solve social problems
  • Learn more about an activity that interests you
  • Use your special skills
  • Use the volunteer experience to build your CV
  • Meet Interesting People
  • Make new friends
  • In social service centers
  • Universities
  • Sports and social clubs
  • National campaigns
  • Corporate Organizations

Yes, in most volunteering activities.

Takatof will provide "core" volunteer training to help you be a more effective volunteer. You will be provided with workshops, specialized training sessions, and you might receive "on the job" training.

You can register as a volunteer by completing a Join Now Form at www.Takatof.ae. After that, you will begin the process towards the wonderful world of being a volunteer.

Yes, certificates are generally provided to volunteers.

No, You can’t get money. As you are giving back to your UAE community which is of a high value, you will attain precious life knowledge and skills that will constantly enhance your life and career development.

Takatof provides volunteer Leave letters only for selected major events and activities.

No, Takatof cannot provide transportation to volunteers.

Volunteering at an international experience can help gain personal benefits as well as enhance career prospects. Not only do volunteers increase their skill base, work experience and international contacts through volunteering, employees often look favorably upon those that are willing to go outside of their comfort zone and give up their time to assist others.
Be part of supporting and achieving Takatof’s goals and ensuring that international projects are sustainable and effective!

Generally the only requirement for volunteers is to be fluent in Arabic and sometimes in English. However, there are other requirements based on each opportunity.

Volunteer registration allows Takatof to verify the validity of a volunteer's contact information. Registration also offers volunteers access to their own registered activities and volunteering hours as well as access to the number of Takatof opportunities available.
In order to express interest in a volunteer opportunity, we encourage everyone to register before any activity. It will help ensure the accurate and reliable information when entering volunteering hours and training hours for every Takatof registered volunteer.

It is Takatof’s primary concern to safeguard your personal information. Your registration information will never be shared, and will only be used to communicate with you and for other accreditation requirements.

Takatof is unable to provide any financial assistance.