NYU Abu Dhabi's Virtual Do Good Guide Empowers People Around the Globe to Make a Positive Impact

Online resource offers creative ideas to support one another during these unprecedented times

Press Release

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. 


“In response to community questions about ways to help one another in these times of great upheaval, we developed this Virtual Do Good Guide. It contains a wealth of information to motivate each of us to make a positive impact from the safety of our homes, galvanizing the resilience of our communities online. It is a living platform which will grow richer with each visitor's contribution.”

Director of Community Outreach at NYUAD Suparna Mathur

“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.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.