HandsOn Hong Kong in the news

Creating a Caring Community for Volunteers of All Ages

Hands On Hong Kong and our efforts to enable family volunteering in HK were covered by Points of Light this week--the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

Click here to read the Points of Light article.

HandsOn Hong Kong celebrates International Volunteer Day 2018

HandsOn Hong Kong marked International Volunteer Day 2018 by launching the findings of a Hong Kong-wide study examining the impact of volunteering on individual's mental health and welness, as well all that of teams. This original study was launch with our research partner Nielsen who collaborated with us for this pro bono Hong Kong-wide volunteer study for the second year.

Download the research findings here as presented by Michael Lee, MD of Nielsen. You can also download slides here on Hong Kong's social needs and volunteerism from Caspar Tsui, Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare Bureau.

Serve-a-thon 2018

Serve-a-thon 2018 took place from May 5th to 13th. Volunteers across Hong Kong came together to donate their time—more than 6,000 hours—to serve 18,099 people in need in just one week. These outcomes reinforce to us that Hong Kong really welcomes this moment in time each year that we all come together to serve!

Donating time can be just as generous

Starting a dialogue on the power and potential of community service

"Volunteering brings out the best in human nature, helps achieve self-fulfilment adn fosters social cohesion and harmony." We were excited to have started a dialogue on the power and potential of community service through the volunteerism study we undertook with our partners at Nielsen ! Click here to read the SCMP article.

Talking about Volunteering on RTHK Radio 3

Our Head of Communications, Catherine, spoke about the result of the Hong Kong wide volunteerism study we undertook with our Partner Nielsen to understand our citizens' attitudes to volunteer with the Backhat team at RTHK Radio 3. Click here and scroll down to the 9:20 time slot to hear Catherine's interview from that morning.

#Impact podcast celebrating volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Our wonderful friend Regina Larko at #Impact put together a special podcast episode to celebrate the work of HandsOn and the power and potential of volunteers the world-over, using highlights from our Internatioal Volunteer Day breakfast event. Listen to the podcast here!

70% of HongKongers say they intend to volunteer, but fewer than a third actually did it in the past year

We were delighted to see the SCMP write a detailed profile on the findings and implications of the Hong Kong wide study we undertook with our partners at Nielson to understand citizens' attitudes to volunteering. Read the article.


Nielsen launches research findings on Hong Kong attitudes to volunteering

HandsOn Hong Kong marked International Volunteer Day 2017 by launching the findings of a Hong Kong-wide study examining the public's attitudes and views towards giving their time to volunteer. This original research—initiated by HandsOn Hong Kong and conducted pro bono by Nielsen—was launched by Michael Lee, MD of Nielsen, as the opening of our International Volunteer Day celebration on Friday December 1st. Download the reserach findings.

Sassy Supports family volunteer opportunities this Christmas with HandsOn

We spoke to Sassy Mama about how Hong Kong families can instill a spirit of giving, empathy and compassion in their children by volunteering with them this festive season. We talk about what it means to be "the NGO that serves other NGOs" and how we do our work to serve the local community. The article ends with a list of some of the wonderful volunteer activities taking place over the holidays. Read on!


HandsOn Hong Kong 2016 Annual Report

It is our great pleasure to share the HandsOn Hong Kong 2016 Annual Report so that our volunteers and supporters can see what we were able to achieve together last year! Thank you for giving your time so generously so that we could serve nearly 29,000 beneficiaries in need in 2016.

Gain brownie points while having a drink or two during Drink for Good

Foodie Magazine encourages its readers to step out for drinks any (or every!) Wednesday this October to support HandsOn Hong Kong's annual fundraising initiative, Drink for Good. Participating venues will donate 5% of sales each Wednesday to run HandsOn programs for children with special needs.

Optimizing corporate community engagement

Inspired by all of the wonderful support of our corporate volunteer teams during Serve-a-thonHong Kong's first community service marathon our Executive Director, Sue, shares her thoughts on the benefits to business when they engage their employees in social issues. 

Serve-a-thon in the Hong Kong Economic Times and Sing Tao Daily

Serve-a-thon Hong Kong was featured in the Hong Kong Economic Times and Sing Tao Daily yesterday, including interviews with our Executive Director, Sue, and several of our volunteer leaders. So exciting to see Hong Kong coming together this week in the name of community service!

Talking about all things Serve-a-thon on RTHK Radio 3

Check out our Executive Director, Sue, talking to Karen at RTHK Radio 3 about Serve-a-thon right before its weekened launch! Click on the link above and scroll down to 'Part 2' of the interview (Sue's part begins at 04:40). 

SCMP Junior Reporters humbled by their volunteer experience during Serve-a-thon

SCMP's Young Post junior