Archive | December, 2019

Job Opportunity: HandsOn is looking for a Program Manager

30 Dec

HandsOn is looking for a Program Manager to oversee the development and execution of meaningful community engagement programs that meet the needs of their NGO partners and support corporate CSR and employee engagement goals. If you have a proven track record in project management, the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and a passion for community involvement and commitment to HOHK’s mission of service, check out the job description and get in touch by emailing bonnie@handsonhongkong.org. Interviews will begin in January.

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HOHK is a Hong Kong registered non-profit organization supporting the needs of Hong Kong’s NGOs and those they serve by engaging everyday citizens, schools, and companies to give their time and talent to address our community’s social needs. HOHK makes volunteering easily accessible to all who want to give back to their community in a meaningful way. Founded in 2007, HOHK organizes over 200 volunteer activities each month, working with nearly 100 non-profit partners across the community to serve those in need. In 2018 alone, HOHK organized more than 2,200 volunteer activities, impacting more than 82,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, the elderly, ethnic minorities, the homeless, refuge seekers, people with disabilities, animals, and many more. For more information, visit their website at http://www.handsonhongkong.org.

One last word before Christmas…give generously

17 Dec

This will be the last blog post of the year. As we dive into the Festive Season, spare a thought for those less fortunate. With the continued social unrest, it’s been a particularly difficult year for nonprofits to raise funds with many fundraising events either postponed or cancelled. They need your help more than ever.

So please spare a thought for them and donate generously. The organisations listed under Volunteer Opportunities on this blog would welcome your donations.

Happy Holidays, posts will resume in the New Year!

WWF Connect2Nature 4 Kids

13 Dec


Through outdoor experiential learning at WWF learning centres, children learn about the link between humans and nature, nurturing a positive attitude towards our natural environment.

Features
Explore incredible natural environments
Learn about nature at Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre, Tai Po natural coastline & Island House Conservation Studies Centre

Enjoy nature in a FUN way
Children develop an appreciation for nature through experiential learning and citizen science activities in natural habitats

Enhance collaborative skills
Group missions encourage active communication and collaboration among children

Learn from experienced educators
Facilitate children’s experience that can be applied to their daily life

Programme starts in January — book your place now!

JUNIOR ORNITHOLOGIST

Ever wondered why Mai Po Nature Reserve is called a bird paradise?

Join WWF’s Junior Ornithologist programme and let your kids view first-hand the thousands of migratory birds that pass through the reserve each year. Kids ages 6-12 will discover the world of ornithology while developing patience and observation skills through bird watching, games and a variety of other activities, including keeping a “wild journal”. Limited capacity.
Age: 6-12
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Date: 11, 12, 18 January 2020

Time:
Morning
Explore Hong Kong’s only wetland nature reserve
Fun games about birds
Lunch @ Mai Po Nature Reserve (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Observe and record migratory birds

Place: Mai Po Nature Reserve

Price: HK$ 900/child
For more information and to register please follow this link.

JUNIOR URBAN ECOLOGIST

Be one of WWF’s Junior Urban Ecologists and discover Hong Kong’s rich and extraordinary urban biodiversity at city parks and natural coastlines. Through games and observation at Tai Po Waterfront Park and Island House Conservation Studies Centre, children and parents will learn about the relationship between organisms and the environment, while nurturing interest in local species. They will also create their own urban “Pokédex” for recording urban wildlife encountered.

Date: 8, 22,23 February 2020

Time:
Morning
Learn about urban ecology through interactive games
Discover urban biodiversity
Lunch @ Island House (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Natural coastal exploration
Create urban “Pokédex”
Age: 6-12 (must be accompanied by at least 1 adult)
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Place: Tai Po Waterfront Park and Island House Conservation Studies Centre

Price: HK$ 1350 (1 Child and 1 parent) ,
HK$ 900 for 2nd Child,
HK$ 450 for 2nd parent
For more information and to register please follow this link.

JUNIOR OCEANOGRAPHER

Kids will explore a marine environment and experience the work of an oceanographer at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. They will learn to observe beach organisms as well as microscopic plankton and investigate seawater quality and its relationship with marine life. The programme content aligns with General Studies curriculum and STEM education.

Date: 19, 25, 26 April 2020

Time:
Morning
Coastal exploration
Use of scientific equipment to find out characteristics of seawater
Lunch @ Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park (provided by WWF)
Afternoon
Plankton observation & art workshop
Coral observation on glass-bottom boat
Age: 6-12
Activity Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Place: Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

Price: HK$ 900/child
For more information and to register please follow this link.

About WWF HK: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, they have expanded and adjusted their mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Kafnu x Gwen’s Boutique: Sustainable Christmas Market – 15 Dec

9 Dec


It’s the most wonderful time the year, and this Christmas, let us all do some good by gifting presents that are kind to our environment and support local sustainable brands!

Kafnu and Gwen’s Boutique are presenting a special Christmas edition of their popular Sustainable Sunday Market. Find the perfect gift for your loved one that won’t leave guilt on your conscience at our curation of more than 20 green brands, many of them made locally and supporting marginalised communities.

Co-organised with Gwen’s Boutique, which upcycles second-hand clothing, part of the proceeds will be donated to Plastic Free Seas, a charity that is fighting to clear our seas from plastic. Do some good together this festive season!

::: 🛍 Stores 🛒 :::
Gwen’s Boutique – Second-hand clothing pop-up store selling good quality high street items


The Bali Box – Make living a natural and plastic free life easy with The Bali Box, Hong Kong’s first eco-conscious subscription.

Ritu Priyanka – Bringing Indian Handlooms to the ever evolving world of fashion and to design for the ethically conscious client. We are a Hong Kong based design firm with grounded roots in India.


Prthv.hk – Timeless, transparent and circular economy design products that prioritise people, community and our resources.


ReBooked HK – Hong Kong’s first online store for used English language children’s books.

Etcetera – Handmade, fair trade & eco-friendly. You will find handmade bracelets, backpacks, hand-painted boxes, nativities and toys, etc from various counties including Guatemala, Bolivia and Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Spain and Peru and more!


Mayse Artisan Bakery – Based on Latvian and Northern European recipes we create our own unique healthy plant-based sourdough bread and pizza. A family run bakery.

SANI – Socially-conscious scarves, blankets and throws woven by marginalised women

Lacess – High quality leather sneakers for the modern minimalist.

Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Place: Kafnu, 2F of the Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon

Free registration: To register please follow this link

About Plastic Free Seas: Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.

Winter Charity Bazaar benefitting HK Breast Cancer Foundation 14 Dec

5 Dec


The Hive Spring invites you to a Christmas Charity Bazaar organized in collaboration with the German Speaking Ladies for the benefits of Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation! Whether you‘re looking to shop for a good cause or searching for last-minute gifts, their charity marketplace has got you covered. Join with your friends and family for a day of festive fun!

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Time: 10am – 6pm

Place: The Hive Spring, 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang

Price: Free, to attend please register here

About Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation : Founded in 2005, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) is the first non-profit organisation dedicated to mitigating the threat of breast cancer in the local community through education, patient support, research and advocacy.

Island House Festival 7-8 Dec

1 Dec


Discover sustainable solutions to change the way we live at WWF-Hong Kong’s Island House Conservation Studies Centre in Tai Po, featuring talks by conservation experts, eco-guided visits, workshops, film screenings and a green market with live music, DIY workshops, face painting and more!

Come with your family and friends and learn how to reduce your ecological footprint.

Date: 7-8 December 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 10:30am-5pm

Place: Island House Conservation Studies Centre, Tai Po

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF-Hong Kong was founded in 1981 and is an integral part of WWF’s global network. Their work began with managing Mai Po Nature Reserve and conserving iconic species. Over the years, WWF-Hong Kong has expanded and adjusted its mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.