Maria Cristina Foundation

The Maria Cristina Foundation (MCF) is a non-profit organisation based in Dubai and founded in 2005. The foundation has been effectively breaking the chains of inter-generation cycles of poverty through education in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Volunteer in Dubai

We rely on the help of volunteers to make sure every donation will make a deep impact for the community. We are based in Dubai and welcome anyone with a valuable skill to help us. Please get in touch with us explaining why you want to volunteer and what skills you are offering. We would ideally like volunteers to make a regular contribution. We currently need help with web design, graphic design, grant and proposal writing, administration.


Volunteer in Dhaka

You can volunteer throughout the year. Please get in touch with us to schedule your travel plans.

What can you do in Dhaka? 

  • Visit the Cambrian School and College, where our children study
  • Meet the children and their families
  • Visit the Gawair slum and the homes of our families
  • Watch a performance put together by our students
  • Deliver a workshop/course 
  • Organise an event such as community cleaning day, beauty pageant, play, talent show etc
  • Help us gather data and carry out any tasks needed at the time
  • If you are planning to stay in Dhaka for longer than a month, we can work together on educational/training programs for the children.


We are a very small foundation and we are unfortunately not able to finance volunteers’ travel or accommodation in Dhaka. Below is a rough guide to prices in Dhaka.

  • Visa: 51$ (on arrival, available for certain nationalities)
  • Hotel: starting at 40$ per night 
  • Stay at our guest house: $7 per night
  • Transportation: starting at 3$ per day
  • Food: starting at 5$ per day

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