The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, launched the electronic application of the National Platform for Voluntary Work, which is a Saudi incubator for volunteer work. This came at the inauguration ceremony of the National Award for Voluntary Work, yesterday in Riyadh.
In his speech during the ceremony, Al-Rajhi stressed that “voluntary work is one of the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, a prominent sign of social renaissance, and a major and active contributor to the efforts of community development and development.
He added: One of the motivational efforts to spread the culture of volunteer work in the community is the establishment of prizes and competitions and the activation of their roles. To highlight and qualify the various stakeholders involved in volunteer work.
For her part, the Director General of the General Administration of Voluntary Work at (Human Resources), Mashael Al Mubarak, indicated that the trend towards activating the national awards for volunteer work is a clear evidence of the clear vision and vision to activate the role of society in all its sectors and categories, to contribute to activating the task of community participation. Which is consistent with the orientations of the enhanced vision to encourage volunteer work and deepen its impact and role at the national level.
The National Award for Voluntary Work aims to motivate, motivate and appreciate individuals and sectors to build, design and implement innovative and quality initiatives that meet the needs and issues of society, in addition to consolidating and strengthening the concepts and practices of sustainable volunteering, as well as achieving integration and solidarity between different sectors and community members from volunteers. The award targets six main categories: government, private, non-profit, educational, volunteer teams, and community members. Therefore, it seeks in its strategic direction to make the award an incubator that motivates them to actively participate in volunteer work. The award contains three tracks: volunteer projects, volunteer support, and individual volunteers.
It aims to honor the efforts of volunteers in innovative and implemented projects on the ground, and to encourage organizations that support volunteering to provide an attractive institutional environment for volunteering to practice, as well as to create a motivational system to increase the number of volunteers and sustain their volunteer participation.