JEDDAH: More than a hundred men and women have signed up to render volunteer service in support of the Civil Defense Department inside the Grand Mosque of Makkah for the duration of Ramadan.
The volunteers have been trained to help carry out tasks such as first aid, transporting the injured, and assisting the elderly or whoever needs help while at the Grand Mosque.
Work is being done through two teams, Al-Salaam and Sa’ed, and the volunteers are divided into several domains across eight locations inside the mosque.
“The Civil Defense is working with the concerned authorities to serve the visitors of the Grand Mosque since they arrive at its borders in Makkah and until they are inside,” said Makkah Civil Defense spokesman Col. Saeed Sarhan.
Volunteers are tapped to help the Civil Defense Department during the Ramadan and Hajj seasons when the number of pilgrims and visitors to Makkah swell.