Help children with autism, give a dog a home, discover Turkish culture and more in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Films at A4 Space As part of the summer film series, watch documentary Sans Soleil (Sunless) directed by French filmmaker Chris Marker. Free. Wed, Thu, Fri, 7pm. Until August 21. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (050 556 9797).
Al Noor child sponsorship programme Support the training and education of children with special needs at Al Noor Training Centre by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees. Individuals and companies can register to sponsor a child. Email, email@example.com for details. From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Sponsor a kennel Help maintain a dog and its upkeep for a year by sponsoring a kennel with K9 Friends. Sponsors will get their name, or company name on a board at the dogs’ kennel for 12 months. Register online to get involved. Dhs1,000. Ongoing. www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).
Bibliophiles book club Get your literature fix at this sociable book club. This month, the selected title is New York Times bestseller Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. To attend, RSVP online, read the book and turn up. Free. 7pm. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Road, www.meetup.com/bibliophiles-dubai-book-club (no number).
Volunteer at Senses Residential children’s care home Senses needs a hand with ongoing domestic chores such as ironing and changing beds. Volunteers are needed on a bi-weekly basis and should be over 18 with their own transport, ID and a can-do attitude. Register online. 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Umm Suqeim 3, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Creativity Camp Get your young writers and artists involved in this four-day workshop, where kids aged eight to 12 can explore stories through reading, writing, drama and art. Dhs600. Sun-Thu 9.30am-3pm. Until August 26. Dubai International Writer’s Centre, Bur Dubai, www.diwc.ae (04 355 9844).
Visit the Dubai Centre for Special needs charity shop Donate second-hand clothes or pick up a bargain at this centre’s charity shop. All proceeds go towards the work done by the centre. There’s a sale at the shop on the first Friday of every month from 9am to 12.30pm. Sat-Thu 9.30am-6pm. Ongoing. 47C Street, Karama, www.dcsneeds.com (04 337 8246).
Support the PCRF Gaza Relief Fund This organisation provides free critical medical care to children in need in Gaza. They aim to raise $1m (Dhs3,673,050) to support the three offices and medical field staff on the ground in Gaza. To donate visit www.pcrf.net.
Iqraa Arabic Book Group Fans of Arabic literature can join this club. RSVP online to attend. This month’s book is Taliani by Shukri Alambkhot. Free. 8pm-10pm. Le Pain Quotidien 21st Century Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/iqraa-arabic-dubai (no number).
Volunteer at Dubai Autism Center If you have the skills and desire to work with children with special needs, know how to fundraise, or are keen to get involved with autism awareness, register to volunteer at this organisation. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of two hours. To register, complete the application form online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dubaiautismcenter.ae (04 398 6862).