COVID-19: Saudi Arabia Accepting Volunteers in the Fight Against the Epidemic

Healthcare workers are being hailed as modern-day heroes in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Now, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accepting volunteers in its fight against the contagion, both medical workers and non-healthcare professionals have their chance to serve the country.

For those who have expressed their interest in volunteering, the Kingdom has two different types of Volunteer Programs. For those in the non-medical field, you can join the Saudi Red Crescent Volunteer Program. The volunteering opportunities will focus on health awareness drives, distribution of relief packets, epidemic investigation, and the like.

“Volunteering is a noble act and a great behavior that supports efforts to combat the epidemic. Thanks to every volunteer who has devoted their time and effort to serving our dear homeland.”

– Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi health minister
Saudi Arabia Volunteers Epidemic

Healthcare professionals, on the other hand, can volunteer under the auspices of the Ministry of Health (MoH), KSA. Physicians, consultants, nurses, and other allied health professions (even medical students) are invited to offer their services. The program is in partnership with different government agencies.

To register for both programs, you would need to register via the Nafaz service using your Absher account.

For all other information regarding our COVID-19 advice for healthcare professionals, please visit this dedicated blog or reach out to us via and a member of our team will get back to you!

Do you need your credentials verified?

If you would like to have your documents verified in order to get your permanent license (not required for voluntary positions) with the MoH, please sign up with Choose the verification bundle for your profession, and upload your documents.

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  1. This is in regard to a post I saw on the website,mentioning the need of health care volunteers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    I am a doctor (general practitioner) ,who is currently looking for volunteering services . It was mentioned to register under the Nafaz service . Though this service requires me to open an absher account , which I couldn’t open because I don’t have an independent visa.
    Kindly help me in regards to volunteer for the service required.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Iman,

      For those who want to volunteer, please get in touch with the KSA authorities in the link provided in the article.

      If you need anything else, let me know.


      SM, team