Philosophy of Award:
The award is based on two important principles: appreciation and motivation.
SDC uses the awards as a medium to appreciate and motivate voluntary services channelled towards enriching lives through their generosity.
Objectives of Award:
- Taking care of volunteers deployed by individuals, groups, and institutions, while showing appreciation for their service.
- Increasing awareness of how voluntary service effectively contributes to developing society.
- Motivating and encouraging individuals and institutions to sponsor voluntary services.
- Instilling voluntary service concepts in the minds of students of all grades.
- Encouraging the initiatives of voluntary and private institutions to increase their contribution to remarkable qualitative voluntary projects to contribute to the developmental process.
- Qatar Olympic Committee
- Government and private institutions
- School and university students
- Voluntary services projects
- Services should be completely voluntary.
- The projects, initiatives and programs should be consistent with the general objective of the award.
- The services nominated for an award must have contributed immensely to serving a wide segment of the community.
- Ensuring the continuity of projects nominated for the award.
- Programs or projects submitted for awards by scientific institutions should be presented by a team with supreme leadership.
- Any scientific and social research nominated for the award should be up to par with the scientific research requirements and must address the issues of the Qatari community.
- Institutions nominated for the award should have a large number of volunteer.
- Services, programs or researches should have no prior award recognition by any local or international authority.
Award Application Procedures:
Voluntary services nominated for submission must be addressed to the Chairman of the Superior
Committee for the Award thus:
Social Development Centre
Member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, P. O. Box: 3509
- The deadline for submitting the application form should not be exceeded as determined annually according to the award’s programs.
- The application must be submitted in the way determined by the nominating party.
- All nominated works shall be followed by recommendations and reference letters from responsible persons.
The projects, initiatives, programs and research should be
- Derived from religious values
- Beneficial to the community and able to be developed
Annual Date for Celebrating the Award:
The award was launched at the 2nd Volunteer Center on 6 November 1999, and then was celebrated on the International Volunteer Day, on 5 December 2001.
In 2003, preparation was made for issuing a bylaw for the award and was officially declared on 29 June 2004. Ever since, the award is celebrated yearly on the International Volunteer Day.