SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

 

Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong

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Volunteer role

Editor/Writer (English)

Skill(s) required

 

Editing/Writing (English)

 

Description of work

 

HFHHK is seeking a skills-based volunteer to help edit and write a research paper. The time commitment is flexible – 4-6 weeks, depending.

Length of service / commitment required

1 month or less

Amount of time required per month

15-20 hours

Location of volunteer work

May work remotely / from home

NGO office location

9/F, V-Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

NGO mission and description of organization’s work

At Habitat for Humanity, we recognize that safe and decent housing plays a key role in lifting families out of poverty. Having a home represents a safe haven for a family, a strong and stable place where children can thrive, and a solid foundation on which a family can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity undertakes many types of work to improve housing around the world—from continuing our traditional work to build safe, decent and affordable homes in partnership with soon-to-be homeowners, to our innovative focus on financial inclusion, housing market systems and entrepreneurship, and to our groundbreaking development of microfinance for the housing sector. For the fiscal year 2019, Habitat served more than 7 million people including 3.1 million people from Asia and the Pacific; and enlisted the support of more than 1.4 million volunteers.

In Hong Kong, currently we are delivering Covid-19 response programmes; which include delivering home hygiene kits to low-income households and a deep-cleaning program. We run several programmes to help low-income families and in particular the elderly living in public housing estates and retirement homes through essential renovation work. We also work in schools in underserved areas in Hong Kong, recognizing that school is like a second home. On Project School Works, volunteers work alongside primary school students to paint murals in their schools, creating a warm and welcoming learning environment. We are also beginning to plan a public policy initiative around minimum housing standards in Hong Kong.

Impact of skills-based volunteer support on NGO and mission

You will contribute to the planning of our public policy initiative around minimum housing standards in Hong Kong by helping to edit and write research and planning documents.
We currently have a 40-page rough draft of a research report which was put together by a team of 6 fantastic volunteer researchers. The writing needs to be brought into one consistent style and edited. This report will inform our public policy initiative going forward. This initiative will help to benefit low-income households in Hong Kong.

Language requirement English (Cantonese is a plus.)
Key contact person for service

Public Policy and Research Manager

 

Email:

megumi.harker@habitat.org.hk

Start date for position ASAP
End date for position To be discussed with volunteer 
Remarks or special requirements We kindly ask that our volunteers sign non-disclosure agreements.

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.