The NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Community Outreach is committed to securing meaningful and instructive volunteer and engagement opportunities for NYUAD students that also have a tangible and measurable result for the organization. Whether an organization is seeking volunteers on a short or long-term project, the OCO can help it identify the best NYUAD student for the position.

The OCO works closely with the NYUAD Career Development Center to ensure that NYUAD students are prepared for all professional opportunities, whether as a volunteer, intern, or employee. This also ensures that organizations and potential employers are able to build a relationship with NYUAD and our students that can easily grow from the first volunteer or internship position to that of employee or research assistant.

Partnerships That Give Back

We develop deep and rich partnerships with UAE-based organizations to create meaningful engagement programs that benefit NYUAD student volunteers and the broader community. We call this drive for social good #NYUADHeart.

How Organizations Can Get Involved

Information Sessions

Organizations may schedule a time to host an information session on the NYUAD campus. These sessions, advertised to NYUAD students, provide information about the organization, activities, campaigns, and engagement opportunities and are usually held in the late afternoons and evenings.

Preparation

All NYUAD students interested in volunteer or community-engagement activities are required to attend an NYUAD-hosted training session prior to securing a position. This ensures that every volunteer has an understanding of the fundamentals of professionalism, and their roles and responsibilities prior to taking on a new opportunity.

Student leaders work closely with the Office of Community Outreach to organize meaningful community engagement programs.
Student leaders work closely with the Office of Community Outreach to organize meaningful community engagement programs.