Posted on March 28, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) organised the first training workshop for volunteers in the ‘For Qatar’ campaign, which has been launched to support the country’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

During the workshop, which was held at the Student Center (Forum) in Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), volunteers were trained on the basic skills required in volunteering and provided with a glimpse on the ‘For Qatar’ campaign, and the role each volunteer will play in this campaign. The two-hour workshop took into account all the necessary precautions, as the volunteers are also scheduled to receive specialised training in the tasks assigned to them before performing their duties.

The number of volunteers who registered in the ‘For Qatar’ National Campaign, being carried out in cooperation between the MoPH, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Qatar Charity (QC), has exceeded 35,000. Meanwhile, Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohammed al Kuwari stressed that the overwhelming turnout for volunteering, by both citizens and residents, reflects a strong societal sense and commitment to contributing to the state’s efforts against the spread of COVID-19.

The minister sent a message to the volunteers, saying: “You are an honourable model that we are proud of. You have set concepts of social responsibility and made sure that you are the best supporter for our medical staff who are fighting in the front lines against this pandemic. By you and with you, we will succeed in controlling the COVID-19 in our country and in curbing its spread.” It is noteworthy that the MoPH recently invited volunteers to join the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Volunteers will be dispatched, according to need and expertise, to start performing the tasks assigned to them. The tasks to be undertaken by volunteers include providing support to medical staff working in health facilities through conducting auxiliary health practices, raising community awareness of the risks and symptoms of the COVID-19, and providing various logistical services. The volunteers are scheduled to be distributed to the various health facilities in the country to carry out the tasks assigned to them, as each will work in shifts for 14 days, or more, distributed over the 12-week programme period from the end of March to the end of June.

Volunteers are invited to sign up for the ‘For Qatar’ National Campaign on the website