The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) has launched a one-stop app for Malaysians to register as volunteers and get matched with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) or corporations that are in need of their services.
The app is the first ever of its kind that offers a simple way for people to volunteer, host and donate on.
The application is known as MySukarela and they have had support from the Asian Foundation and International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), which is MRCS’ partner in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
The app claims to provide a seamless way for Malaysians to volunteer during and post pandemic.
Interested parties can offer their assistance to services and corporations based on their own preferences.
I foresee the MySukarela app will not only allow Malaysians to continue their goodwill but also assist NGOs and relevant organisations in fulfilling their volunteering needs.Datuk Dr Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim, Deputy Director General of Health (MoH).
The Malaysian Chapter of the Red Crescent Society is also collaborating with Yayasan Malaysian Humanitarian Coordination And Action Hub (Yayasan MATCH) for the app, which NGOs have found encouraging to jump on the platform.
Meanwhile, to encourage volunteer sign ups, MRCS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AirAsia Academy who will provide training and competency development before volunteers are deployed to any mission.
To make the deal sweeter, there is no registration fee and it is open to all Malaysians.