The Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah held its regular meeting yesterday, headed by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Executive Council, and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council.
The Council issued Resolution No. 22 of 2021 regarding the establishment and organization of the Sharjah Center for Voluntary Work. The resolution stipulated that a center concerned with voluntary work in the emirate called: “Sharjah Center for Voluntary Work”, to be attached to the Department of Social Services in the emirate and follow its organizational structure. The headquarters of the head office shall be in the city of Sharjah, and by a decision of the head of the Social Services Department, it may establish branches for it in the rest of the cities and regions of the Emirate.
According to the decision, the center aims to achieve the following: spreading and strengthening the culture of volunteering and raising awareness of its importance, organizing and developing volunteer work in the Emirate, promoting diversity and innovation in voluntary programs and initiatives at the Emirate level, working to raise the level of socialization and building social bonds among members of society, and encouraging individuals Entities to participate in voluntary work. In accordance with the decision, the center, in order to achieve its objectives, shall exercise the following competencies: setting the general policy and strategic plans for organizing and developing volunteer work in the emirate, establishing a platform for volunteer work in the emirate, linking it to the national platform for volunteering in coordination with the Ministry of Community Development, and managing and organizing volunteer work in the emirate and supervising it. Including volunteers, families, volunteer teams, volunteer opportunities, issuing membership cards to volunteers registered with the center, and others.
The Council also discussed, during its meeting, a number of proposals submitted by the Department of Planning and Survey on providing the best services on the external roads of the Emirate, which will contribute to serving road users and achieving integration with the wonderful urban appearance in all cities and regions.