The Office of Community Outreach at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has launched a Virtual Do Good Guide to provide a wealth of resources for people who wish to make a positive impact in the world, from the safety of their homes.
The Guide features content from a diverse range of sources that are intended to provoke reflection and inspire action. It showcases local and international online volunteering opportunities, as well as information on virtual events, courses, books, and podcasts for social good.
Initiated by the NYUAD’s Office of Community Outreach to promote meaningful community involvement, the Guide provides a way of connecting people socially at a time when communities cannot physically come together.
The Guide’s dedicated UAE section highlights ways in which UAE residents can virtually engage with locally-based organizations either by supporting their own COVID-19 initiatives or non-profit missions.
“History has taught us that we can overcome crises when we come together as a community. Yet the paradox of this crisis is that we cannot be physically together, and so the guide acts as a way of bringing us together emotionally and socially,” Mathur concluded.
NYUAD’s Community Outreach team continually strives to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that foster a deep commitment to civic engagement and social impact.
Members of the community are encouraged to submit new resources to be included in the Guide through the submission page, which can be found here.