SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

 

Dear Hong Kong

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Volunteer role

Website designer

Skill(s) required

 

Graphic design

 

Description of work

Join the team to promote messages of diversity, unity and mutual understanding in multicultural Hong Kong. We want to have a powerful image that sparks an emotion, related to the paragraph we write about our remarkable Hong Kongers.

We are looking for someone knowledgeable of website design to help us revamp our website to highlight portraits and stories in an structured, attractive and effective way
The project involves:
1) An initial briefing with Dear Hong Kong to understand what the project brief is and to ask any questions about the project
2) Design a modern and visually appealing website, optimized for mobile
3) Facilitate development


Qualifications
1) Graphic designer
2) Web design savvy
3) Information architecture savvy
4) Flexible and focussed on solutions
5) Organized and self-sufficient

Length of service / commitment required

1 month or less

Amount of time required per month

15-20 hours

Location of volunteer work

Onsite 

NGO office location

N/A

NGO mission and description of organization’s work

Our Mission
We exist to showcase and bring awareness of Hong Kong's cultural diversity through art and inspiring stories. We aim to increase respect and inclusion to individuals who are not perceived to be locals by many in society. If we are successful our project will result in a positive feeling of belonging and unity through society.

Our journey so far
We are a heart project, that:
- started in 2014 as a way to solve a social problem, which was very much related to Oskar's core values
- conducted its first interviews in 2015. We use visual arts as storytelling
- got a new CoFounder, Aggie in 2018. Together Oskar and Aggie start building the concept and processes for Dear Hong Kong.

- Interviewed 100 HKers so far including Christopher Doyle, Founder of Mother’s Choice, Karis Teetan, Jeff Rotmeyer, etc
- recruited more than 50 volunteers including photographer, copywriter, editor to dedicated their time and skills to the project
- Being interviewed by ViuTV, Singtao Newspaper and more
- Organised a 3 month photo exhibition in Culture Club Gallery and a joint exhibition with the School of Communication in Hong Kong Baptist University
- Ready to publish in Dec 2020!

Our biggest achievement
We have 2 things that we are especially proud of:
1) Inspiring people to get passionate about unity in Hong Kong and to join the project. Although we always want to be respectful of volunteers' time, it gave us a thrill each time a volunteer suggested getting more deeply involved in our project.
2) Breaking a lot of stereotypes that people have about different nationalities.

Why you should donate your skills to us
The issue of unity is really topical in Hong Kong at present.
You might love working with us if you:
1) Want to join an experienced team of individuals, who are very passionate about the work they do
2) Would like to help co-create a unique book about one of the positive sides of the city we love. It's really fun to make things.
3) Want to meet and be inspired by a very large network of really remarkable people, from a large variety of interesting backgrounds

Impact of skills-based volunteer support on NGO and mission

We are so excited to be getting to the business end of creating our book showcasing the diverse nature of Hong Kong and the contributions made by Hong Kongers born overseas.
The book will be published in December 2020. Your work will become part of our flagship book that will directly reach out into the Hong Kong community and local students and spread an appreciation of diversity.
Let's make this project popular! The more channels we provide to spread our message the better the cultural understanding in Hong Kong will be!

Language requirement Good in English/Cantonese 
Key contact person for service

Title: Co-founder

Phone: 6546 2227

Email:

hello@dearhongkong.org

Start date for position As soon as possible
End date for position 31 Dec 2020
Remarks or special requirements N/A

Possibility for future paid position

No

 

Interested candidates please submit your CV directly to the key contact named above. Any candidate screening, interview and selection process will be conducted by the NGO.