Why do we value our volunteers?

We value each and every volunteer and the great contribution you bring to Islamic Relief, including:

  • Fresh insight: You contribute new ideas and perspectives, as well as energy and lots of enthusiasm!
  • Crucial support: You provide practical support to Islamic Relief, helping us to reach new donors and supporters, as well as increasing the impact of our presence within local communities
  • Public promotion: You act as ambassadors and advocates for Islamic Relief’s mission, values and causes
  • Changes in culture: You help create a culture of giving, showing the importance of donating time (not only money) to serve worthwhile causes

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Not only does the time you dedicate to Islamic Relief help us with our work, but it also brings some great personal benefits for each and every volunteer, including:

  • Personal satisfaction: You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with a cause you are passionate about
  • Innovation and challenge: You’ll be able to try something new and different. Challenge yourself and try something new!
  • Personal satisfaction: You’ll know that you’ve done something important by helping to save and transform people’s lives
  • Personal development: You’ll develop a range of key personal and professional skills
  • Recognition: You’ll gain recognition for all of your hard work

Our commitment to volunteers

Islamic Relief was built upon the hard work and dedication of selfless volunteers and we believe volunteering can be of positive and of mutual benefit to the organisation and the individual. As such, we are committed to investing in and supporting volunteers.

We will endeavour to:

  • Offer valuable volunteering opportunities
  • Provide a chance to develop new skills and experiences
  • Meet good practice in volunteer management standards
  • Where possible, involve volunteers in all aspects of our work

We will provide opportunities for growth by developing training programmes and recognising volunteer achievements. We will also aim to conduct a yearly feedback survey to gain insights into how our volunteers feel and where we can improve. Such crucial feedback will therefore help us to guide and shape our volunteer initiatives.

Become a Volunteer

Want to volunteer with Islamic Relief and become a lifesaver?

Click here to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities.

History

Farhan Nadeem

Southeast Regional Coordinator

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

Hi there! I am Farhan Nadeem; the Regional Volunteer Coordinator for the South-East Region at Islamic Relief USA. I create engagement opportunities for volunteers in order to empower and provide them with a voice in the world. My fascination has always been sparked by IR projects that range from sustainable access to clean drinking water in remote areas of Pakistan, and providing emergency assistance to the Syrian refugees. I enjoy traveling the world and skydiving at times! Let’s all promote global humanitarian activism by helping out a project! 

Favorite Quote: “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” (Rumi)

Ali Mir

Southwest Regional Coordinator

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

My name is Ali Mir, and I am the Southwest Regional Volunteer Coordinator with Islamic Relief USA! I engage all southwest volunteers through service projects, general body meetings, open house events and other fun activities. I also enjoy interpersonal communication and love learning more about people – so you may even know my alternate persona behind the microphone: DJ Halal! My favorite IRUSA project has to be our Meal Pack Outs since there is nothing like packaging thousands of meals in just a few hours for those in need around the world.

Favorite Quote: “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss

Wsmah Siddiqui

Midwest Regional Coordinator

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

As-salaamu ‘Alaikum! I am Wsmah Siddiqui, the Regional Volunteer Coordinator for the Mid-West region. For anything volunteer related, I’m your girl! I am responsible for creating and implementing engagement opportunities and programs for our amazing and dedicated volunteers! One of my many favorite memories with IRUSA is when I participated in a meal pack that was hosted at our HQ in Alexandria, VA. It was so awe inspiring watching volunteers give up their valuable time to come together and work hard to make this world a better place for food insecure beneficiaries; one meal at a time. This is exactly the reason why I got into nonprofit work. This kind of work fights for the underserved population that only has an uphill battle I wanted to help them fight alongside IRUSA volunteers that do the same. I love working for a humanitarian organization that helps solve the world’s most difficult challenges. 

Favorite quote: “The only time you can look down on somebody is when you’re giving them a hand to pull them up.”

Dima Akach

Northeast Regional Coordinator

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

“My name is Dima Akach and I am the Northeast Regional Volunteer Coordinator for Islamic Relief USA. Being personally impacted by the Syrian crisis, I became more passionate about giving back to humanity and helping vulnerable people. I have years of experience in working with humanitarian organizations and refugee resettlement agencies and was fortunate to work closely with volunteers along those years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and then my strong interest of having a career path in the nonprofit world was the reason why I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Global Development and Peace with a minor in Communication Studies. Working with IRUSA made me even more inspired and humbled by the generosity of time and talent volunteers offer to help those in need. My favorite quote is when Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: “Be merciful to those on the earth, so the One above the heavens will be merciful to you.” And I am glad to believe that the work we do with the volunteers is a manifestation of being merciful towards others.”

Yasmin Faisal

 

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

 

I am so thrilled to be joining Islamic Relief as the Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Coordinator! I grew up in the DC area where I also attended George Mason University. I majored in Global Community Health because it closely aligned with what I’ve always wanted to do: serving others. I have a deep passion for not only serving my community domestically, but also from a global standpoint. Islamic Relief has given me the opportunity to fulfill that purpose. I am so excited to meet each of you and continue the work of tackling some of the most challenging humanitarian issues.

Looking forward to meeting you at a project soon!

Said Durrah

National Volunteer Manager 

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

 

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Masouna Kochaji

Volunteer Administrator 

Email: volunteers@irusa.org

 

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