OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

HandsOn Hong Kong receives requests for volunteer services that do not appear on our calendar as they may require a specific skill set or offer a different scope of work. Here you may find some additional opportunities. Please contact the organization directly should you wish to support. 

Hans Andersen Club
Background(s) Hans Anderson Club takes families as their servicing target. As a harmonious parent-child relationship can be established through storytelling and creative games, Hans Andersen Club purports to provide adequate training as well as readily accessible resources and trainings on storytelling and on devising creative games, and to serve the grass-root and under-privileged families and their children in Hong Kong. Their goal is to enable children enjoy holistic development and adapt to intellectual based society.
Volunteer Position Regular Volunteer
Service Nature The project aims at enhancing the learning skills of 20 SEN children (aged from 6-10) with intensive care from mentors, helping them in long term to develop their potentials, e.g. sports, arts and music etc.
Volunteers Needed 6-8
Requirements Volunteers' Chinese and English level should be achieved DSE Grade 2 or above - Volunteers can speak in Cantonese - Volunteers can attend the training workshops on 14/1 and 18/2, 10am-1pm - $100 allowance will be given to volunteers for each service session - Reference letter and certificate will be prepared for each volunteer after the project is completed
Date & Time Briefing sessions: Date: 14 January 2017 and 18 February 2017 Time: 10am - 1pm Duration: 3 hours Date: 3 days per week starting from 6/2 to 16/6 ** Volunteers can choose 3 days from Mon to Fri for the service 1) Gathering and Service location: 103-106,G/F, Wing B, Pak Yuen House, Chuk Yuen North Estate, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon Gathering time: 5pm 2) Gathering and Service location: No. 1-7, G/F Wang Fai House, Wan Tau Hom Estate, Kowloon Gathering time: 5pm
Location Wong Tai Sin or Lok Fu
Deadline of Application Ongoing
Call Ms Cheung at 2329 8056 for general enquiries.

 

Hong Kong Council of Early Education and Services
Background(s) Hong Kong Council of Early Education and Services (CECES) provides informal, out-of-schools and in-schools educational programmes for the underprivileged children in Hong Kong. These include the learning of English, health and wellness, sports and environmental education.
Volunteer Position Regular Volunteer
Service Nature It is preferred (though not required) that you have with some experience as a teacher, artist, dancer or writer. -Some lesson planning and design will be required and we’re keen to get ideas for choreography, music programmes. -Write short articles which can accurately capture the spirit and vision of CECES. -We also need skilled translators for English and Chinese. -People who like to take photographs and videos for promotion purposes -We like to keep things interesting and so some travel is involved (such as public parks, farms and schools all over Hong Kong.
Volunteers Needed 20
Requirements We ask that you have a keen interest in assisting disadvantaged families as teaching and planning skills can be developed over time. We also have trained staff and other volunteers who would be more than happy to help if you have any issues. If you are new to Hong Kong, this is also a great way for you to meet people and be involved in the community. How to get started: We hope to have captured your interest and would love to meet you so you can find out more and we can get to know you. Please refer to the briefing session times below. We ask that you commit a minimum of 3 hours a week. There is no limit for maximum hours however a Certificate of Appreciation is presented when you volunteer for more than 50 hours a week on a regular basis.
Date & Time Briefing sessions: Date: 14 December 2016 Time: 4pm-6pm Duration: 2 hours Date: 19 December 2016 Time: 5pm-7pm Duration: 2 hours Address: 2F/ 216-222 Des Voeux Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Sheung Wan MTR station Exit E1 or A2. Opposite Wing On.
Location Sheung Wan
Deadline of Application Ongoing
Whatsapp Anny AuYeung at 9488 18 07 for general enquiries. Call Khadija Ho at 97661878 for directions.

 

Crossroads Foundation
Background(s) Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation. Our goal is to connect people in a broken world, bringing together those in need and those who can help. Through our Global Distribution division, we are donated high quality goods by business and private donors. We distribute these to people in need and to other NGOs, in Hong Kong and around the world.
Volunteer Position A---Goods Collection (Pickups Team)
B---Global Distribution Department (where most needed)
C---Processing – where most needed
D---HK Distribution Client Care
Service Nature Main Duties include:
A---We receive all kinds of donations from retailers, offices, schools and households. Our pickups team helps to collect these from locations around Hong Kong. This is a great hands-on way to be involved with our work. We need people who can represent Crossroads to our goods donors, and ensure that the donated items arrive in good condition.
B---Perhaps you like variety and would be happy to help in different areas of our Global Distribution department? We need people who can be flexible and assist where most needed. This may include restocking furniture for selection by local clients, assisting with storage and preparation of good for shipments, and joining our pickups team to receive items from donors.
C---We need people who are flexible and available to help in any processing department as needed. This may involve sorting stock, carefully packing goods, helping with data entry and even managing groups of volunteers.
D---We need extra hands – and people with a big heart – to welcome local clients and assist them with selecting items that meet their needs. This role may also involve inventory data entry and ensuring stock is stored tidily.
Volunteers Needed A---4
B---5
C---1
D---2
Requirements A---Involves heavy lifting at times.
B---No
C---No
D---Cantonese speakers particularly needed for this role
Date & Time A---Minimum commitment: 1 day per week, 3 month period.
B---No minimum commitment period.
C---Minimum commitment: 1 day per week.
D---Minimum commitment: 2 days per week, 6 month period
Location Crossroads Village, 2 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Deadline of Application Ongoing need
If interested in learning more, please email/ call Ms. Lilian Warui at volunteer@crossroads.org.hk or 2984 9309.

 

Lizzie Bee Foundation
Background(s) At LBF we run arts projects, using creativity to bring together and empower the disadvantaged in our community, improving their well-being and enhancing their lives.
Volunteer Position Office and Admin Support
Service Nature Help with admin support in the LBF office. Main role is to liaise with Cantonese and Mandarin speaking partners via email to source and order supplies for our arts projects.
Volunteers Needed 1-2
Requirements Mandarin and Cantonese Speaker and Writer
Date & Time 1 or 2 times per week. Maximum 4 hours per session. Wednesdays and/ or Fridays preferred
Location Sheung Wan
Deadline of Application n/a
If interested in learning more, please email/ call Liz Avern-Briers, Director at liz@lizziebee.org or 9379-0873

 

Animals Asia Foundation
Background(s) Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. We promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change. From government officials to locals on the ground, we work with all stakeholders to sustainable and effective change. We are dedicated to ending cruelty for all animals in Asia.
Volunteer Position Translator – English to Traditional Chinese (written only)
Service Nature Main Duties include:
(1) Assisting the fundraising programmes coordinator with translation of materials into traditional Chinese.
(2) Supporting the marketing assistant on translation of all web copy.
(3) Ad-hoc translation requirements.
The Chinese translations need to reflect the meaning of the English drafts so we are looking for individuals with a good command of both Chinese and English. Translators will usually be given 48hrs to complete translations when they are 1 to 2 A4 pages and 4 to 5 days if longer. Occasionally we need translations done for the next day, however, this is only if the translator accepts.
Volunteers Needed 2 - 3
Requirements Bilingual English & Chinese Translation experience is not a must
Date & Time Regular commitment from once to three times a week. Flexible Hours based on translation need
Location Remote - from home
Deadline of Application Ongoing
Interested person, please email your CV with a short paragraph on the topic of "why your would be suited to the position" to Manon Oliver at moliver@animalsasia.org

 

PathFinders
Background(s) PathFinders is a registered charity that helps migrant workers (including those who have overstayed their visas) who have become pregnant or have given birth to children in Hong Kong.
Volunteer Position PathFinders' Access to Healthcare team member
Service Nature The PathFinders’ Access to Healthcare Programme provides a path to vital medical services for babies and their migrant mothers to meet their critical healthcare needs. Nurses, midwives, and other health professionals are needed to provide support to clients. Access to Healthcare services include: accompanying clients to hospital, clinic, and doctor visits; providing home visits; providing health education; and providing health related support to case managers. Maternal-child health experience is a plus. Licensure in Hong Kong is not required. Flexibility and willingness to travel is helpful.
Volunteers Needed No limit
Requirements (1) Training as a healthcare professional (preferably nursing, midwifery, or medicine) but licensure in Hong Kong is not required.
(2) Willingness to advocate for our clients in the Hong Kong healthcare system is important.
(3) Travel to a variety of hospitals, clinics, and medical providers throughout Hong Kong are required.
(4) Flexibility is also needed.
Date & Time Flexibility required. Most volunteers needed between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week but sometimes volunteers are needed on weekends.
Location PathFinders’ Office Unit 2D Worldwide Centre, 123 Tung Chau Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon. Also hospitals, clinics, medical providers, and clients’ homes throughout Hong Kong.
Deadline of Application Open application timeline
If interested in learning more, please email/ call Cindy Scarborough at cindy@pathfinders.org.hk or 5193-7683