Volunteer for Lebanon

VOLUNTEER FOR LEBANON (تطوّعوا للبنان) is so new, it doesn't yet have a logo or a website, but it has registered with the Ministry of Interior and is aiming to become the national focal point for volunteering with the mission "to promote, facilitate, and improve volunteering and community service throughout Lebanon." Volunteer for Lebanon is non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental, with a comprehensive approach to volunteering that serves all the stakeholders in the volunteer eco-system. 

Are you a VOLUNTEER?
Volunteer for Lebanon aims to help you:

  • Learn more about volunteering.
  • Learn how volunteering can benefit you while you contribute to your society.
  • Find volunteer opportunities that are right for you.
  • Have better volunteer experiences because you and the institutions you volunteer for understand your rights and responsibilities.

 

Are you a STUDENT required to complete a community service requirement?
Volunteer for Lebanon aims to help you:

  • Benefit from all the points above for volunteers.
  • Continue your service as true volunteers once you've completed your service hours.

 

Are you a SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY that has a community service requirement or volunteer program?
Volunteer for Lebanon aims to help you:

  • Learn how to develop and manage more effective service programs.
  • Learn how to train your students so that they fully benefit from their service experience.
  • Have your students serve in organizations that are trained in volunteer management and understand their rights and responsibilities.
  • Find enough service opportunities for your students.

 

Are you an NGO, SERVICE INSTITUTION, or GOVERNMENT AGENCY?
Volunteer for Lebanon aims to help you:

  • Inform potential volunteers of your volunteer opportunities.
  • Learn how to recruit and manage your volunteers better.
  • Have better experiences with your volunteers because you both understand your rights and responsibilities.
  • Expand your impact through your volunteers.
  • Have better staff-volunteer relations.
  • Learn about new approaches to volunteering:
         Family volunteering
         Corporate volunteering
         Virtual volunteering
         Volunteering of the elderly
         Volunteering of those with disabilities

 

Are you a BUSINESS?
Volunteer for Lebanon aims to help you:

  • Develop corporate volunteer programs that serve your needs while your employees serve society.
  • Make corporate volunteering an important component of your CSR program.
  • Find appropriate volunteer opportunities for your employees.
  • Network with other companies that have corporate volunteer programs.
  • Have greater opportunities for recognition of your exemplary volunteer programs.

Volunteer for Lebanon also aims to develop new resources, do research, and otherwise support the development of volunteering in Lebanon.

The organization not yet ready to do all those things, but we are developing our program and would welcome your ideas of how you can help us accomplish those aims as skilled volunteers, partners, or donors. For now you can write to Dr. Patricia Nabti at pnabti@learningtocare.com.

 

Who are the founders of Volunteer for Lebanon?

Dr. Patricia Nabti
Founder and Formerly Director of the Association for Volunteer Services (1998-2012)
Director of the Learning to CARE Institute that provides consulting and training in all aspects of volunteerism
Former National Representative of Lebanon to the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
Regional Representative of the Arab Nations to the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

Margaret Jabara

Zeina Saab