‘Volunteer Award’ Introduces Category for 'Best Non-Profit'
November 28, 2023 / 5:15 PM
Sharjah24: The 21st edition of the Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work has introduced a special category titled "Best Non-Governmental Entity" dedicated to recognising outstanding non-governmental organisations involved in volunteer work. The aim is to motivate these institutions to enhance social services within the community.
This award sheds light on the concrete and distinctive efforts made by non-governmental organisations in delivering volunteer services, engaging in social work, and demonstrating social responsibility at a national level. The overarching objective is to foster a sense of social and community responsibility while striving for excellence in the realm of community service.
Fatima Musa Al Balushi, Executive Director of the Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work, highlighted the pivotal role played by the Award in promoting the principles of volunteer work within society and its institutions. The "Best Non-Governmental Entity" award serves as a means to encourage and elevate interaction and fair competition among non-governmental entities involved in volunteer work, with the ultimate goal of achieving desired objectives.
She emphasised that the award invites all non-governmental entities making a positive impact and demonstrating excellence in the field of volunteer work to participate in this category. Participation requirements include submitting service without charges or with a nominal fee, a non-profit orientation, an efficiently organised administration, a physical or virtual operational headquarters, and active volunteer members. Additionally, having a financial budget and income sources, along with a bank account subject to official oversight, is mandatory. Positive societal impact during the participation year is also a prerequisite.
Entries are evaluated based on various criteria, encompassing leadership, administrative organization and planning, volunteer recruitment, professionalism, and proficiency in performance, as well as other factors related to the social impact achieved by the entity on the community.
The Sharjah Volunteer Award is currently accepting submissions across its diverse categories, totaling 11 awards for both government and non-governmental institutions, volunteer teams, individuals, families, and students, from the commencement of November until the conclusion of December 31st.