Mission and Vision

HandsOn Hong Kong’s (HOHK) mission is empower everyone in Hong Kong to volunteer.

We envision a Hong Kong where our community serves together to meet all social needs.

About HandsOn Hong Kong

HandsOn Hong Kong (HOHK) is a registered charity whose mission is to empower everyone in Hong Kong to volunteer. We envision a community where everyone serves to meet social needs. Founded in 2007, the organization develops service programs to help local, under-served non- profit organizations and connects them with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission. Each month, HOHK runs up to 200 volunteer activities as a free public service, supporting our 100+ NGO partners who focus on causes such as alleviating poverty, educating children, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, feeding the poor, helping the homeless, supporting animal welfare, environmental conservation and more. We regularly help companies achieve CSR and community engagement objectives by developing volunteer programs for employees. www.handsonhongkong.org.

Background

HOHK is headed by an Executive Director who leads a team of approximately 12 full and part-time staff to carry out the organization’s mission. The Board of Directors support the work of HOHK and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. The involvement of the Board is essential to the advancement of the organization and its mission.

Position

We seek a well-rounded candidate(s) to join our Board of Directors. Candidates must have a passion for volunteering and making a difference in Hong Kong in order to be considered. Additionally, an ideal candidate(s) should be well-networked and committed to utilizing his/her respective network in their capacity as Board Member. While we welcome all candidates meeting this criteria, preference will be given to those who are Hong Kong-born with fluency or proficiency in Cantonese (note: all Board meetings and related meetings/events are conducted in English), as well as either an expertise and leadership position in a technology or finance-related field.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary advisor to the Board Chair and Executive Director on technology or finance (or other area of expertise), as it relates to HOHK, contribute guidance and advice on said issue as needed, as well as lead Board level projects in this area as needed

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and other Board Members, play a key role in overseeing HOHK’s general financial health by participating in annual strategic planning, budget approval, etc.

  • Personally treating HOHK as a top philanthropic priority reflected in an annual financial gift that is commensurate with his/her capacity

  • Leverage network to secure financial donation(s)/gift(s), sponsorship, and/or grants from foundations and/or other grantmakers

  • Act as an “ambassador,” supporting HOHK and raising its profile in the community wherever possible

  • Attend scheduled Board meetings (approximately 6-8 times per year) and special events a few times per year

  • Maintain personal commitment to the goals and objectives of the organization

Board Terms

HOHK’s Board Members serve a two-year term after which time they are eligible for reappointment. Board meetings are held approximately 6-8 times per year. Additional Board-related events, meetings, and calls are occasionally required.

Additional Information

Service on HOHK’s Board of Directors is without remuneration. The expected time commitment is 10 hours or less per month.

How to apply:

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to shaun@handsonhongkong.org.