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Importance of Volunteering in the Society

In 1987, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated the 5th of December of each year as an “International Day of Volunteers” and called upon all governments and organizations to celebrate this day in honor of volunteers and their devoted efforts in various human fields.

Centuries earlier, the Holy Quran and earlier religions have encouraged volunteer work for the benefits it bestows first on the volunteers themselves and subsequently on those around them. It is certainly a selfless feat that fills the soul with satisfaction, content and a sense of belonging to the homeland and instills a deep sense of appreciation for the gifts of health, money and sound mind.

By virtue of KSH’s encouragement of volunteer work aimed at promoting the notion of social solidarity, compassion and cooperation commanded by all religions, we reach out to all our local youths, whom we see squandering valuable time at shopping malls, coffee shops or glued to various screens, we reach out to them so that they may utilize their free time and worthy potential in a most fruitful and beneficial way, since Kuwait needs their energy, mature minds and good hearts.

Our sincerest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation go out to all those persons who embody an ideal example of human empathy and especially those volunteers of the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped working behind the scenes ever so diligently and selflessly, without expecting anything in return. Those who said our Holy Prophet, May God bless him and grant him peace:

"God served them and guided them to meet the needs of people, their love for good and the love of good for them, those who survive the torment of the Day of Resurrection”.

Objectives of Volunteer Work

  • We work to establish the value of volunteer work in all sectors of the society.
  • We contribute to developing volunteer work by communicating with volunteers.
  • We disseminate the values of volunteering and endorse them.
  • We expedite volunteer procedures and define their objectives.
  • We form close bonds with our volunteers and continuously invite them to participate in all activities organized by the Society.
  • We believe that dedicated volunteer work is the basis on which the Kuwait Society for the Handicapped stands.

Volunteering Opportunities in the Society

The Society welcomes volunteers at all its departments and divisions, whether it is a Full Care or Day Care Centers where volunteers are given the opportunity of selecting appropriate hours. They may opt for the morning shifts at the Full Care premises in the headquarters of the Society and the Day Care Centers, or for evening shifts at the Full Care departments in the headquarters. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the daily routine of children, encompassing educational, cultural and rehabilitation activities, as well as in physical therapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy departments. Volunteers can also assist in feeding the children, teaching them how to eat independently and accompanying them on entertainment trips organized by the Society or volunteers.

Volunteers Form