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

Title: Freelance Program Lead/Support

Reports to:  Director of Programs, Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager (by programs)

Job purpose: The Freelance Program Lead/Support assists HOHK’s program team to run volunteering programs for corporates. More experienced program leads will manage a smaller-scale program or a portion of a larger program, from preparing materials to providing on-site briefing and debriefing to volunteers and ensuring the activity runs smoothly. Program support roles are also available for those with less experience or comfort managing programs on their own.

Type of role: Freelance employment

Place of work:

  • Remotely / from home when necessary
  • Program work throughout Hong Kong

Main duties:

  • Attend pre-program meetings (phone, virtual or in-person) organized by HOHK
  • Prepare materials for volunteering programs as instructed
  • Provide logistical support for programs, including but not limited to:
    • (In-person programs) arranging transportation, gathering volunteers, liaising with NGO staff, venue set-up, taking attendance, recording impacts and taking photos/videos
    • (Virtual programs) conducting tech rehearsals, operating online platforms (e.g. Zoom, Webex, etc.), liaising with NGO staff, taking attendance, recording impacts and taking screenshots
  • Conduct on-site briefings and debriefings for volunteers before and after programs
  • Collect feedback from participants about the programs and share with HOHK for testimonials and continuous improvement
  • Report to HOHK on the delivery of programs and potential follow-up actions

Skills required:

  • Relevant experience in running programs and managing groups of participants
  • Be responsible and dependable
  • Be organized and on top of work assigned
  • Be confident to interact with people and lead programs
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision and report timely
  • Passion for community involvement and a strong personal drive; Commitment to HOHK’s mission of service
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Cantonese

Cover letter and CV may be sent to alvis@handsonhonkong.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually.