Exploring volunteer recruitment - Creating a culture of altruism and community in Qatar and the MENA region

Joe Milner and Nicola McCullough

Volunteering is a widely researched subject around the world, particularly in the UK which has hosted a number of major and mega events since the turn of the new millennium. Qatar has hosted a number of mega events in recent years including the 2006 Asian Games, 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, 2019 World Athletics Championships as well as national annual cultural and sporting events such as the Doha Triathlon and Doha Film Festival. All of these events require volunteers but currently with little or no research into the benefits of volunteerism.