About the Office of Community Outreach

The NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Community Outreach (OCO) provides information to students seeking both short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, as well as guidance about how to select opportunities that interest them and where their skill set is most needed.

In addition to volunteer activities, the OCO works with community members to engage NYUAD students in the many activities taking place in the UAE year-round — including those focusing on art, music, humanitarian work, sporting events, business and education.

Giving at NYUAD

2017 has been declared the Year of Giving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Office of Community Outreach (OCO) and student volunteers give back to the community in a myriad of ways, by contributing time, skills, and knowledge to the community.

A Vibrant Contributor

The OCO strives to be a vibrant contributor to members of the NYUAD and UAE communities by:

  • Providing NYUAD students with professional training and work experience using inclusive, thoughtful, and innovative out-of-the-classroom experiences, which encourage the development of global leadership skills;
  • Providing resources, talent, and mentorship opportunities to organizations and community members seeking to engage NYUAD students;
  • Designing avenues for NYUAD students to give back to the UAE community through civic engagement, public service, and research;
  • Highlighting the mutual benefits of philanthropy and civic engagement to both students and organizations to maximize the effectiveness and breadth of the community service experience.