Volunteering

"Volunteering adds years to your life and life to your years…” It is a joy to volunteer. I have been blessed with talents to be used some special way, to lend a hand and help someone. All it costs is my commitment & a little extra caring & sharing. "We give but little when we give of our wealth. It is when we give of our selves - that is when we truly give."

Definition of a volunteer

A volunteer is anyone who, without compensation (in cash or kind) or expectation of compensation beyond reimbursement, performs a task at the request and on behalf of AWQAF SA. A volunteer MUST be appointed before the performance of the task. Though volunteers are not considered as employees of AWQAF SA, they are, however, indispensable to the organisation.

Volunteer Policy

Awqaf SA has an open door policy to people who wish to give and volunteer of their time, skills, expertise, or wisdom to any community development project or programme, or to serve on any of the organisation's structures. Volunteers have played and continue to play a positive role in Awqaf SA. All its projects and achievements can be attributed to the sacrifices and time that volunteers have given.

Resources for Learning

Articles on Waqf
Signup for the Waqf Course on Waqf Academy

Qu’rãn: Sura Nisãa 4:95

Not equal are those Believers who sit (at home) And receive no hurt, And those who strive In the cause of Allah with their wealth and their persons. Unto all (believers) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive in the path of Allah Hath He distinguished Above those who sit (at home) By a special reward: Ranks specially bestowed By Him and More Forgiveness and Mercy. For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

How do Volunteers Contribute

Volunteers may contribute in a  variety of ways.
Examples:
Leadership: (Strategic planning, Drivers, Motivators, Idea originators and generators, leadership by example in task execution, forward planning and thinking)

Management: (Convenors, and Co convenors of various management functions (marketing  [Sales, advertising, public relations, communications]  investment, finance, HR, Corporate, International Relations,  IT, Projects,  in charge of the efficient and effective operational aspects of the organisation)

Project coordinators: (In charge of specific projects both short and long term

Task Team Leaders: ( Leadership of specific tasks, standing committees)

Worker Bees: (members of committees, groups, teams, corps, who take on specific tasks individually or collectively within committees, teams, projects, etc)

Special Advisors and Consultants: These are experts who are appointed to advise on a number of issues.

Mutawallees: These act as custodians and trustees over the assets of the organisation. They are ultimately accountable for the whole organisation. Management is accountable to the Mutawallees.

Benefits

of volunteering

Personal growth and development

A chance to gain work experience

Job references opportunities

Building lasting positive friendships as volunteers mix with people with similar interests

An opportunity to do something challenging

An opportunity to spread altruism or altruistic behaviours in society

A chance to give something back to the community

An opportunity to be part of history as the organization gains new ground