The Asia Society Hong Kong Center

18 May

asia society hong kongThe Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by Sir Q.W. Lee, then chairman of Hang Seng Bank. It is the first overseas center of the 11 centers of Asia Society, which was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in New York as a not-for-profit, non-government educational organization.

Asia+Society+Former+LaboratoryLocated at 9 Justice Drive, The Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine combines new construction with four former military buildings. Three of these buildings are listed as Grade 1 Historic Buildings and are part of the Former Explosives Magazine Compound. The compound was an integral part of the British military lands and as one of the few remaining sites, it is an important tangible link to Hong Kong’s past.

Their Mission: As a leading platform for the discussion of Pan-Asian subjects and the impact of global concerns on Asia, the Asia Society offers educational programs for a wide range of audience. In 2011, the Asia Society hosted close to 100 programs, including lectures, exhibitions, performances, film screenings, tours, seminars and conferences. Over 97% of their programs are open to the public.

Volunteering: The Asia Society Hong Kong Center sees volunteers as valuable human resources to help strengthen their cultural, intellectual and educational platform and minimize their administration costs, which in turn allow more resources to be allocated to help outreach to the communities.

The Asia Society welcomes Hong Kong citizens (holders of Hong Kong Permanent ID card) who reach the age of 18 and can speak fluent English, Cantonese and/or Mandarin to join them as volunteers. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to realize their potential and their contribution to be recognized. Volunteers can participate in various types of service, depending on their knowledge, interest and availability. Opportunities include:

120208_zhang_huan_buddhaGallery Docent – If you love arts and meeting people, and have a few hours to spare every week to share your passion with other enthusiasts in arts, be an Asia Society docent volunteer to give docent tours in their gallery on weekday, weekend, or evening! No previous experience is required and training will be provided.

Heritage Campus Tour Guide – Heritage conservation is important for sustainable development. Support heritage conservation by joining the Asia Society Ambassador Volunteers Team as a tour guide of their heritage campus! No previous experience is required and training will be provided.

volunteer carousoleWebsite Event-Writer – If you are passionate about issues impacting the region and have good writing skill in English and/or Chinese, the Asia Society welcomes you to help them write summaries of their events for sharing on their website with all their members and the public.

Office Volunteer – Volunteers can provide administrative support, including data input, filing, making phone calls, letter franking and reception, during office hours.

Event Volunteer – Volunteers can help at Asia Society fundraising events, advocacy campaigns and public education programmes.

For further information, please visit their website.

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One Response to “The Asia Society Hong Kong Center”

  1. Susie Kent June 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    For more information on becoming an Asia Society Hong Kong Center member, please call our Membership Office at 852 2103 9503 or email membershiphk@asiasociety.org (please include “Membership” in the subject line of your email).

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