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.


In the five years since our creation we’ve established and developed relationships with a wide range of organisations and communities who need volunteers to support their work. Find out more about some of our work.

Find out more about some of our work and opportunities here.



They aim to raising the awareness of environmental issues among youth in the UAE.



educational voluneering projects, including reading and holding learning sessions moderated by volunteers to educate students.



health volunteering activities, such as check-ups provided by volunteer doctors for the general public.



Including volunteers’ participation in organizing sports competitions across the UAE.



Help workers take part in social responsibility volunteering activities in addition to distributing basic necessities for the workers based on their needs



Volunteering projects and events for children aimed at making them happy. Volunteers try to make children’s wishes come true in breathtaking activities of fun and gaiety.


Projects for people of determination

Provide youth with volunteering opportunities through which they help integrate people of determination into purposeful volunteering activities.


Orphans projects

Through these projects, orphans are integrated with volunteers into different useful activities.


Projects for elderly care

They aim at bridging the generational gap through organizing regular visits to elderly care centers and spend some time with them and listen to their stories.


Takatof Ramadan Projects

VolunteeringThey contribute to bringing youth on board in various volunteering activities and projects that are carried out across the UAE during the holy month of Ramadan.


Takatof International Volunteer Project

It gives Emirati youth the opportunity to volunteer out of the UAE.

A summer volunteer camp that offers training activities provided by specialized volunteers in various educational and skill areas for youth groups.


Makeover project

It provides an opportunity to maintain and renovate community centers and houses of underprivileged families.


National Day Projects

Takatof Program marks the UAE National Day by organizing volunteering projects across the country. This contributes to enhancing loyalty and allegiance to the UAE and provides an opportunity for volunteers and community members to celebrate the UAE National Day.


Flag Day

A national event during which volunteers mark the Flag Day by distributing flags to houses and institutions all over the UAE.


Special Projects

They provide volunteers for special local and international events such as Formula 1, Arabian Gulf Cup, New Year's celebrations at Burj Khalifa in Dubai, national parliamentary elections and public events organized by government agencies and philanthropy organizations.


Corporate Volunteer Projects

Planning and implementing volunteer projects for companies and institutions based on their requirements and needs to involve employees in community responsibility.


Volunteer Management System

It is a technical system that manages and calculates the hours of volunteers, along with their participation in events. It enables users to announce activities and volunteer projects to the general public by connecting systems at institutions and companies to the volunteer management system.



Promote Takatof programs and projects through promotional packages given to the sponsor of the volunteer project.