Etisalat partners with Expo 2020 Dubai Volunteers
The programme is open to 30,000 adult UAE nationals and expat residents
Telecoms firm, Etisalat has been announced as Expo 2020 Dubai volunteers’ premier partner.
In search for 30,000 volunteers, Etisalat will launch an awareness campaign to encourage its customers to volunteer in the lead-up to and during the Expo 2020 event.
The Expo 2020 Volunteers will participate in the event from 20 October, 2020 to 10 April, 2021.
Etisalat’s group senior VP of corporate communication, Ahmed Bin Ali said: “We are delighted and indeed honoured to extend our partner relationship with Expo 2020 Dubai in encouraging 30,000 ‘faces’ to be part of this prestigious programme, giving them an opportunity to participate in the largest global event ever held in the Arab world. This is also in line with our brand direction, ‘Together Matters’, which embodies the power of technology in connecting and enriching people’s lives, reflecting the UAE’s Leadership’s principles of promoting co-existence, voluntary work and generosity.”
Through the partnership, Expo 2020 Dubai has become a 5G commercial customer in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. During Expo 2020, there will be more than 30 volunteering roles including welcoming guests, guiding visitors around the Expo site and supporting events with more than 16 million volunteering hours spread across 173 days.
Volunteers will gain hands-on experience and practical skills, while meeting people from all around the world to develop international contacts.
Expo 2020 Volunteers’ director, Abeer Al Hosani said: “We have created meaningful roles that will lead to work-ready skills, as well as an exceptional experience that will remain with volunteers for life.”
The programme is open to adult UAE nationals and expat residents, including university students, graduates, homemakers, employees, retirees and people of determination.