Program Highlights

Over the past 10 years, HandsOn Hong Kong has developed hundreds of volunteer programs designed to meet specific needs of our NGO partners and their beneficiaries. See below for highlights of some of our ongoing volunteer prorams. 

Recent Volunteer Activities

Harnessing the power of sports to improve the lives of female refugees

Teaming up with NGO Free to Run, this exciting program uses the power of sports to help refugee women and girls overcome the harmful effects of conflict and discrimination in Hong Kong. Every Tuesday morning in Wong Chuk Hang, a couple of volunteers help to take care of 6-7 children of refugee mothers so that the women can participate together in an organised sports activity. Volunteers sing, play and read stories with the children during the session—effectively making the sports participation possible for their mothers.

The Free to Run team truly believes in the power of sports to change lives, and now so do we!


Celebrating CNY with Hong Kong's refugees and asylum seekers

The team at HandsOn Hong Kong was thrilled to help the Chungking Mansions Service Centre organize a CNY-themed party recently for 37 children of refugees and asylum seekers. The group, all aged 6-18 years, spent time with nine volunteers who helped them with schoolwork and talked to the students about Chinese culture and the traditions Hong Kong celebrates at this time of year.

Empowering female migrant workers through handicraft making

HOHK and Bethune House in Sheung Wan have been partnering together for a few years now. Bethune House has been providing a safe haven to mistreated female migrant workers in Hong Kong for nearly 50 years--their Sheung Wan shelter has beds for 40 residents, and provides services and activities that will help to re-empower them and equip them with useful skills.

Twice a month HandsOn Hong Kong is coordinating 2 volunteers for a handicraft session, which serves 7 of the Bethune House residents. During this session the residents are taught skills such as cross-stitching, jewelry making and how to make bags and aprons. It is also a chance for them to receive some much-needed companionship and support.

Please visit our online calendar to review volunteer opportunities you can join.

Past volunteer activity highlights

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