Give and Gain Day is an employee volunteering initiative under Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s ENGAGE Dubai initiative and managed by the Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business, in cooperation with Business in the Community (BITC) UK.

Set up in November 2008 by the Centre for Responsible Business, ENGAGE Dubai is an international programme, which brings together businesses and community organisations around Dubai to increase the quality and amount of employee community engagement in their local communities. The ENGAGE programme has been established since 2002 in London by Business in the Community (BITC) and is operating in other major cities such as Paris, Frankfurt, Istanbul, and Hong Kong. ENGAGE Dubai will mobilise employees to volunteer during work hours in communities to make a real difference on the issues that matter to the business community, schools, universities, local charities and community groups.

Give and Gain Day is a celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering across the world. The initiative comes as part of Dubai Chamber’s efforts to promote responsible business and to spread a culture of corporate social responsibility as well as to spark the desire to adopt voluntary work amongst the business community.

The idea behind the event is to encourage companies to work jointly with like-minded organisations as the expertise and time employee volunteers give to communities go on to make a difference in the lives of the various sections of the society who deserve and need this type of support.

Give and Gain Day is an opportunity for companies to raise awareness of their programmes and to promote their community investment activity amongst their employees while growing their employee volunteering numbers besides harnessing the skills and energy of their workforce to help support the community.