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Redress is looking for a Volunteer Financial Advisor / Strategist

30 Mar

Many NGOs in Hong Kong operate on limited funding and manpower in an effort to maximize resources for programs that support their core mission. Skills-based volunteering helps address this challenge by engaging volunteers to provide specialized skills and services that leverage job-related expertise, such as accounting, design, HR, IT, legal and more.

For NGOs, skills-based volunteering provides access to specialized skill sets and talent they may not otherwise have. The engagement also empowers the volunteer to leverage their professional skills to drive positive social change, expand their network, develop meaningful community relationships and hone their skills.

Redress works to prevent and transform textile and garment waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion’s enormous environmental impact. Our programmes work with consumer, industry, designers, brands, students, and other stakeholders.

Redress is looking for a Volunteer Financial Advisor / Strategist who
– has tools to ensure financial stability in challenging times
– develop a responsible strategy for managing cash flow

Volunteer Tasks:
Help their Executive Director develop a better system for managing cash flow and financial strategy across multiple (sometimes restricted) funding sources and spending projects.

Length of service / commitment required: 1-3 months in an advisory capacity

Amount of time required per month: 3-5 hours

Location can be anywhere, but in-person with Redress Executive Director or ar their office at 78 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Enquiries: For enquiries and to apply please call 9501 1005 or email nissa@redress.com.hk

Splash Dash Relay 2020

25 Mar


Join the most inclusive fundraiser in town! The Splash Dash Relay will be Sunday, May 24, 2020. The Splash Dash Relay is a fun, inclusive event for a variety of ages and swim abilities. Teams race the clock (or each other) to see how many laps they can swim in 30 minutes. All levels are invited to participate provided they can safely swim 50 meters. Limited spots are available so register quickly!

Date: Sunday, 24 May 2020

Time: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm (teams will be given a scheduled time slot)

Place: Canadian International School, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen

Teams: Teams may consist of 3 or 4 members and 2 Splash graduates will join each team.

Format: Teams swim continuously for 30 minutes, changing swimmers every 25 or 50 meters.

Entry Fee: Each team must raise a minimum of HK$5,000, either through direct payment or donations

To reserve your place in the Splash Dash Relay, teams are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of HK$500. This will be counted toward your fundraising minimum of HK$5,000. For any queries, please contact splashdash@splashfoundation.org.

To register please follow this link

Divisions: Corporate, Friends and Family, Schools and Clubs

The event will be conducted in heats and each team is given a pre-assigned swim time (so your total time commitment is about 90 minutes).

Division Prizes: Most Money Raised, Most Laps Swum and Best Team Spirit

About Splash: Splash supports people who take their first leap into the water, people in Hong Kong who don’t normally have access to or the means for swimming lessons. Splash connects those who can swim with those who can’t, supported by partners who believe there should be no economic or cultural barriers to learning this important skill.

Splash is looking for a Marketing and Communication Volunteer

20 Mar

Many NGOs in Hong Kong operate on limited funding and manpower in an effort to maximize resources for programs that support their core mission. Skills-based volunteering helps address this challenge by engaging volunteers to provide specialized skills and services that leverage job-related expertise, such as accounting, design, HR, IT, legal and more.

For NGOs, skills-based volunteering provides access to specialized skill sets and talent they may not otherwise have. The engagement also empowers the volunteer to leverage their professional skills to drive positive social change, expand their network, develop meaningful community relationships and hone their skills.

Splash is Hong Kong’s only charitable organization that makes swimming accessible to low-income communities. Bringing together experienced coaches in a supportive group setting, Splash provides an opportunity to learn an important like skill which develops confidence, improves well-being and allows people to flourish both in and out of the water.

Splash is looking for a Marketing and Communication Volunteer

Volunteer Tasks:
– Working with the Splash Team, build and implement a branding and communications strategy
– Generate targeted campaign themes and ideas in order to build up their community of online supporters and followers
– Draft and schedule social media posts
– Prepare materials to promote special events and fundraising activities
– Manage and update website and blog content including translation, copy development and image updates
– Create and manage photo archive
– Manage communications content calendar
– Create and maintain press kit, adapting as needed for press inquiries
– Actively seek and facilitate press opportunities for Splash

Skill(s) required: Communications and marketing, graphic design

Start Date: March or April 2020

Amount of time required per month: 15-20 hours

End Date: 6 months from start date

Enquiries: For enquiries and to apply please call 9160 7181 or email libby@splashfoundation.org

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF)

16 Mar

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF), a registered charity body (qualified for the exemption from tax section 88 of the Inland Revenue) in Hong Kong, is committed to making a difference in the life of individuals with autism. Through various fundraising initiatives, APF aims to raise funds to generate public awareness and knowledge about autism. APF will also advocate ABA treatment and intervention through community programs of education and research and provide support and help for children with ASD and their families in Asia.

Since their establishment, APF has devoted themselves to provide the best services with aims of generating public awareness and acceptance of autisms, advocating Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment and supporting ASD individuals, their families and all those involved to thrive for realizing inherent potential of ASD people and achieving the greatest degree of independence and highest quality of life possible.

With such aims, the Autism Partnership Foundation is committed in providing a range of support services for children with autism from low-income families, their parents and local schools in Hong Kong. Their service programs will adopt the ABA approach to enable the best possible outcome. Through their specialized services, the children have the opportunity to receive free ABA treatment support, and parents can gain stronger knowledge and better understanding in addressing and handling some of the common challenges faced by their child.

APF services are provided by dedicated, dynamic and qualified ABA therapists and professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Volunteer: APF welcomes Hong Kong citizens who reach the age of 15 to be their registered volunteers. APF will match each volunteer’s talents, abilities and interests with their workload, and assign suitable duties for them.

You are welcome to contribute your time & talent to APF on office work and fundraising projects. Please complete the Volunteer Application Form Here.

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2020 – 12 May

12 Mar


Established in 2013, the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Each of the exhibited works will be available for purchase, with all proceeds supporting the important non-profit work of Justice Centre Hong Kong.

Please join the Justice Centre Hong Kong for an evening of thought and conversation provoking art on 12 May 2020 at 6:00pm for the Award Ceremony & Opening Event. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 7:30pm.

The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize is organized by and for the benefit of Justice Centre Hong Kong.

Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Time: 6-10pm

Place: Goethe-Institut Hongkong, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai

Price: $250 plus handling charge
To buy your ticket please follow this link to EventBrite

About Justice Centre Hong Kong: Justice Centre Hong Kong is a non-profit organisation focused on the promotion of human rights through their legal, psychosocial, research, policy and advocacy work. They are committed to driving change for a just and fair society.

Founded in 2007 as Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, Justice Centre Hong Kong helps more than 300 forced migrants annually on their road to a new life.

WWF Big Bird Race 25 Apr (rescheduled)

8 Mar

Common Name Saunders’s Gull
Scientific Name Saundersilarus saundersi
Global Population ~14,400
Diet Mudskippers, crab, fish and worms
IUCN Status Vulnerable(VU)

Big Bird Race is WWF-Hong Kong’s longest-running birdwatchers event. Generating strong enthusiasm locally and from overseas, the event has grown in the last three decades, attracting teams that will vie to spot the most species in 12 hours. For novice birdwatchers, WWF-Hong Kong has a secondary-school race (for Trainee teams) to give young participants a chance to learn more about birds and birdwatching through a full-day training course and participate in the Big Bird Race. Funds raised by teams directly contribute to the habitat management of Mai Po Nature Reserve, to give birds and other wildlife a better home.

The funds raised directly contribute to the conservation and management of the Mai Po Nature Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.

All local birdwatchers are welcome to team up and participate in the competition!

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020 – Rescheduled to Saturday, 25 April 2020

Time: 6:00am – 6:00pm (12-hour competition)

Place: Geographically, teams may start anywhere in Hong Kong but must end at Island House to submit their log books.

Minimum team donation: HK$6,500
*Each team will be made up of four members, including a team captain. Teams may be accompanied by one extra non-bird-watching recorder.
To register please follow this link

Registration deadline 28 March 2020

Remarks: Successful applicants will receive an email booking confirmation.

Booking confirmation cannot be exchanged for cash.

Booking confirmation cannot be sold to another party.

WWF reserves the right to cancel the Walk for Nature event if:
the Red or Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon Signal No.8 or above is hoisted at 5 am on the event day, or
there are other adverse incidents beyond the control of WWF, such as the closure of Mai Po Nature Reserve by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department due to infection control.

For enquiries, please email to events@wwf.org.hkor call 2526 1011 (Press 4, 3 after selecting language).

About WWF-Hong Kong: WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organizations, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF is currently carrying out more than 1,300 conservation projects around the planet – from small-scale local conservation projects to large-scale species protection projects which span all continents.

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 our mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align ourselves with WWF’s global strategy.

Mother’s Choice Child Care Home volunteers needed

4 Mar


What if there was a different kind of “happy hour”?

Why not spend the evening giving back to the community and come help look after Mother’s Choice‘s children in the Child Care Home?

With the kindness of donors and volunteers, Mother’s Choice is able to provide support to their community which includes providing the necessary care to young pregnant girls and children without a home. Mother’s Choice is currently calling new volunteers to help assist at their Child Care Home between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. To be part of the change in their community and to join Mother’s Choice as a volunteer at their Child Care Home sign up here for one of their information sessions.

About Mother’s Choice’s: Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. Founded in 1987 by Gary & Helen Stephens and Ranjan & Phyllis Marwah, their passion to provide loving, non-judgmental support to the many pregnant teenagers who had no one else to turn to quickly expanded to providing nurturing care to children without families, and to be a voice for them to be in a family.