List of NGOs and organization that are worth volunteering for! Make a difference in someone's life. Make a difference in the world.

 

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering with an NGO/charity is an extremely rewarding experience. Volunteering helps you build interpersonal skills and accelerates your personal growth. You tend to become a good listener and a good speaker. You become sensitive towards other people’s needs. Over a period of time, you develop communication, leadership, and decision-making skills. You become more empathetic towards others’ feelings. You gain confidence and this enhances your overall personality. At the same time, volunteering helps you MAKE A DIFFERENCE. By helping individuals, you are contributing towards the upliftment of the community and the nation as a whole. You are willingly serving the community for no absolute personal gain. You foster teamwork and community development. You become mindful of the small things that can impact the society and benefit its people. Your efforts bring positive changes and make a difference in people’s’ lives.


List of NGOs and organization that are worth volunteering for

We researched several NGOs and organizations and made a list of the ones we believe are worth volunteering for.

Environmental organization, cultural organization, nature preservation

  • Cedars for Care
  • Operation Big Blue
  • Live Love

Medical, mental health, blood donation, sexuality, children support, women support

  • Children Cancer Center
  • Donner Sang Compter
  • Embrace Mental Health Support
  • The A Project
  • Himaya
  • Kafa
  • Nasma Learning and Resource Center

Beirut explosion relief, food banks, house reconstruction and other help

  • Nusaned
  • Food Blessed
  • Lebanese Food Bank
  • Impact
  • Basmeh Zeitooneh
  • Habitat for Humanity Lebanon
  • Offrejoie
  • Kun Hadi
  • Baytak Bayti

Environmental organization, cultural organization, nature preservation

Cedars for Care

Cedars for Care (CFC) is a non-sectarian, not for profit and nongovernmental Environmental development organization working on the improvement of vulnerable and less developed Societies, Economic stability and citizens’ well-being.

CFC’s quantifiable targets are people-centered, society-wide and environmentally related, they are also labeled as implementing organizations that design and put into action various developmental projects with financial and technical support.

It was founded in 1998 in Beirut but has rapidly reached all the Lebanese territories.

https://cedarsforcare.org/

Operation Big Blue

Operation Big Blue Association (OBBA) is a non-sectarian, not for profit and nongovernmental Environmental organization working mainly on the conservation of coastal and aquatic biodiversity as well as the integrated and sustainable development of the Lebanese waters.

It was founded in 1997 by a group of responsible divers who were profoundly disturbed by the incessant encounter of sea turtles entangled and suffocating with plastic bags.

Over the years, thousands of tons of waste were removed from the Lebanese seashore and the Lebanese waters as well as from rivers. Aside, best ecosystem management practices, both practical and theoretical, were taught to thousands of volunteers.

https://www.operationbigblue.org/volunteer.html

Live Love

We design and implement sustainable programs that foster people's knowledge, love and engagement for Lebanon's nature, culture and community.

https://livelove.org/volunteer


Medical, mental health, blood donation, sexuality, children support, women support

Children Cancer Center

Supports all children with cancer and their families through securing funds to:

  • Have access to the latest treatment regardless of the parent’s ability to pay.
  • Excellence in psychosocial services to help fight the disease.
  • Education to create better understanding and awareness.

https://cccl.org.lb/p/37/volunteer

Donner Sang Compter

Most successful Blood Donation NGO in Lebanon. DSC links patients in need of blood donations and those who are willing to donate

https://dsclebanon.org/get-involved

Embrace Mental Health Support

Embrace is a non-profit organization (NGO) which works to raise awareness around mental health in Lebanon. Embrace’s largest accomplishment to date is the Embrace Lifeline (1564) – the national emotional support and suicide prevention helpline in Lebanon

https://embracelebanon.org/become-a-volunteer/

The A Project

The A project envisions a society where sexuality and mental health are reclaimed by women and gender non-conforming people, cared for, respected, recognized in their diversities, and not utilized against them.

The A project aims to create platforms that reaffirm agency and autonomy in sexuality and mental health, while advancing, through practice and theory, a political discourse around sexual, reproductive, and mental health and seeking alternatives to counteract medical patriarchy's restrictive and reductive approaches towards all bodies, especially those of women and gender non-conforming people in Lebanon.

https://theaproject.org/join

Himaya

Child abuse is a critical issue that has long been neglected in Lebanon. A study conducted in 2008, showed that 1 out of 6 children in Lebanon is a victim of a form of sexual violence. This refers to only 1 out of 4 types of abuse a child can be exposed to physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.

​In light of these alarming results, himaya was founded in 2008 with the notification number 748/2009. The organization has continued to grow, responding to child protection needs on a national level. The dedicated & multidisciplinary team of professionals covers all Lebanese territory with offices in Mount Lebanon, South Lebanon, North Lebanon, and the Bekaa; ensuring accessible services to children across Lebanon.

In order to achieve its mission, himaya works with children as well as their families and the environment as a whole. himaya strives for a radical change on a national level in order to improve the lives of children in Lebanon.

https://www.himaya.org/content/join-family

Kafa

KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation is a feminist, secular, Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental civil society organization seeking to create a society that is free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate against women. KAFA has been aiming to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence and exploitation since its establishment in 2005. It seeks to realize substantive gender equality through the adoption of a combination of different approaches, such as: Advocacy for law reform and introduction of new laws and policies; influencing public opinion, practices and mentality; conducting research and training; and empowering women and children victims of violence, and providing them with social, legal, and psychological support.

https://kafa.org.lb/en

Nasma Learning and Resource Center

Learning and Resource Center has been running since April 2006, offering to children from low income families access to a library, multimedia facilities and a computer lab.

https://www.facebook.com/nasmacenter/


Beirut explosion relief, food banks, house reconstruction and other help

Nusaned

We previously suggested this NGO as the most recommended one to help. They're extremely professional and they're doing great work. They have a very broad charitable work including houses renovation for the unprivileged, food delivery (like a food bank) and other types of charitable work.

https://nusaned.org/en/take_action

Baytak Bayti

Baytak Bayti is a project launched by a group of ladies. The project is to work on providing support for needy families, whose houses are in poor unhealthy conditions that affected their ability to live a descent life......

The project helps by securing their basic household needs, for example appliances, furniture etc... and provides maintenance and house repairs where needed.

The project future plan is to aid the women in the helped families to support themselves by teaching them several skills or offering them ways to upgrade their life standards.

https://www.facebook.com/BaytakBayti/

Food Blessed

FoodBlessed is a local hunger-relief initiative that works with businesses and the civil society to reduce the number of people going hungry in Lebanon. The community-based, volunteer-driven food rescue program provides an effective and efficient solution to hunger, while addressing the serious and growing problem of food waste in Lebanon.

https://foodblessed.org/volunteer/

Lebanese Food Bank

A non-profit organization established by a group of Lebanese businessmen to eliminate hunger in all Lebanon by establishing partnerships and cooperation with all those who are concerned.

https://lebanesefoodbank.org/take-action/volunteer/

Imapct Lebanon

Impact Lebanon is an initiative hub for driven Lebanese around the world. Our process is to encourage the sharing of knowledge, resources and expertise, and build strong teams to turn ideas into successful initiatives.

https://www.impactlebanon.org/users/sign_up

Basmeh Zeitooneh

Basmeh & Zeitooneh was launched in September 2012 with field visits to areas with high concentrations of the most marginalized and desperate Syrian refugees. The main goal of these visits was to assess needs and find gaps left by other aid agencies. As a result of those preliminary assessments, we chose to concentrate our efforts in the most poorly served areas, including Arsal, the Bekaa Valley, Tripoli and the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut. Basmeh & Zeitooneh’s volunteers make frequent field visits and foster a relationship of trust with our beneficiaries. All the while, we aspire to live up to our name by bringing smiles and peace to those we serve. In Arabic “basmeh,” means smile and “zeitooneh,” means olive, a symbol of peace and nourishment.

https://www.basmeh-zeitooneh.org/get-involved/offline

Habitat for Humanity Lebanon

HFHL strives to fulfill its mission by building, rebuilding, renovating and rehabilitating houses through partnership models to reach the families in need of housing services across Lebanon. Through these efforts, HFH Lebanon has assisted over 4,600 families—more than 20,700 Lebanese—to transform their war-damaged, decrepit, incomplete, or otherwise inadequate shelter into healthy, dignified homes where they can feel secure.

https://hfhlebanon.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/

Offrejoie

A group of young Red Cross volunteers worked together to help the injured. They started with children’s camps during the conflict by bringing groups of children from different social classes and backgrounds together to accept each members’ differences. Those camps have continued their healing work since 1985, and when those children grew up, they carried the values Love, Respect and Forgiveness that they had learned at the camps and became a movement of young citizens from all the different communities and regions in Lebanon. ​​

What began as a group of enthusiastic volunteers in 1985 has developed into a voluntary movement across Lebanon with a footprint in France in 1986 and a sister group in Iraq established in 2012 to share and promote its vision and experience.​

https://offrejoie.org/

Kun Hadi

When 18-year-old Hady Gebrane died in a car crash in April 2006, his family and friends were bereft. Determined to prevent road crashes from claiming the lives of other Lebanese youth, they decided to establish an organization dedicated to promoting youth awareness on road safety. And so, in October 2006, KUNHADI was launched.

Name origin: “kun” in Arabic means “be” and “Hadi” means “calm”, translating the name “Kunhadi” to “Be Calm” all the while commemorating Hady’s name.

Kunhadi is dedicated to seeking and providing all possible resources for the promotion of road safety awareness among the Lebanese community, notably the Lebanese youth aged 15 – 29 years.

Kunhadi focuses on changing road user behavior through awareness and pilot projects, including: awareness sessions, professional fleet drivers training, national campaigns, installation of retro-reflective markings, installation of pedestrian safe crossing, enhancing nightlife safety, etc.

https://www.facebook.com/Kunhadi.org/


Other Volunteer Opportunities

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