Reach Out To Asia celebrates International Volunteer Day 2015
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), celebrated International Volunteer Day 2015 by rewarding the contributions made by ROTA volunteers, both in Qatar and internationally.
The event, held on 7th December, provided a platform for volunteers, new and old, to network and learn from each other’s experiences. As a member of QF, ROTA works towards empowering human capabilities to build sustainable societies and enhance youth organisations to foster a progressive society that addresses immediate social needs.
In the last year, around 700 volunteers have been involved in ROTA volunteering activities by taking part in both international volunteer trips and initiatives in Qatar, including the Ramadan 2015 Project, the Reach Into Qatar Project and the World Humanitarian Summit.
ROTA’s Volunteer Program has a database of over 3000 volunteers, inclusively engaging people from all sections of society regardless of age, nationality or gender. In 2015, 65 per cent of volunteers who participated in ROTA’s Volunteer Program activities were female, and 45 per cent were Qatari nationals.