The Tamm Volunteer Network to Boost Culture of Civic Responsibility
The Tamm Volunteer Network was launched recently at a press conference held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center. Co-founded by Silatech, the Social Development Centre (SDC), Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), and the Qatar Center for Voluntary Activities (QCVA), Tamm was created to promote a shared vision of encouraging youth to give back to society through voluntary work and civic responsibility. The press conference was held in the presence of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, the Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia (ROTA). Tamm brings together the currently existing volunteer programs and initiatives in Qatar into one comprehensive online database. Through the Tamm portal (www.tamm.qa), young people can search for the volunteer opportunities of most interest to them, understand what they can expect from their volunteer experience, and learn about the many benefits that can be gained through volunteering. In addition, Tamm provides free training to both volunteers and member organizations.