Tag Archives: Hands On

Drink for Good 2015

17 Sep

Barhopping and doing something meaningful at the same time? Sounds like a strange combination. But join ‘Drink for Good 2015′ on 8th October 2015 to help raise money for HandsOn Hong Kong and you’ll be doing exactly that.

drinks for goodFounded in 2007, HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity that strives to be the first point of contact for individuals in Hong Kong who want to be involved in community service, by actively recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to participate in volunteer activities benefiting the local community.

With every drink you purchase at each participating bar or restaurant, HK$5 will be donated to HandsOn Hong Kong. Over 60 bars and restaurants in Central, Soho, Wanchai, and Quarry Bay will be taking part including hotspots The Woods, Ham & Sherry and Aberdeen Street Social. HandsOn Hong Kong will then use the funds raised for kids with special needs, and for other programs addressing pressing social needs in Hong Kong.

Drink For Good is now in its third year and your participation will make it even better than ever! Last year, HOHK raised funds to make wishes come true for 500 special needs kids. Just over HK$100,000 was raised thanks to the participation of 83 venues and 45 Corporate Sponsors.

Responsible drinking is a key part of the messaging for the event as the event is about drinking in moderation, not getting drunk.

Date: 8 October 2015

Time: 5-11pm

Location: Follow this link for list of venues

About Hands On: HandsOn Hong Kong was founded in 2007 and is an affiliate of the international volunteer network, HandsOn Network (HON), headquartered and registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States.

Their mission is two-fold: to help charities meet their volunteer needs and help individuals who want to give back to the community do so in a meaningful way. To accomplish their mission, they partner with local charities to develop volunteer projects and to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and volunteer projects. The types of volunteer projects they organize range from activities with children, such as helping local primary students improve their English skills and providing after-school tutoring to ethnic minority students, to helping the elderly and people with disabilities, to animal welfare, and other areas.

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Interested in becoming actively involved? Hands On is looking for Volunteer Board Members

2 Feb

hands onFounded in 2007, HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity dedicated to community based volunteerism. HandsOn Hong Kong‘s primary objective is to identify and meet the volunteer needs of local NGOs and organize flexible volunteer programs for busy professionals.

HandsOn Hong Kong actively recruit, train, and manage volunteers to participate in volunteer activities benefiting the local community. Each week HandsOn Hong Kong has around 15 opportunities for volunteers to assist those in need in our city. Their volunteers help deliver after school programs to underprivileged children, visit the elderly living on low incomes, assist at playgroups, in soup kitchens and much more!

If you are passionate about volunteerism and making a difference to the communities you live in;
working in a senior role, with managerial and strategic experience within your industry, and with a wide network of influential contacts in Hong Kong;
have a long term commitment to Hong Kong; and
preferably a Cantonese speaking member of the local community, HandsOn Hong Kong would love to hear from you.

The HandsOn Hong Kong Board’s primary function is to serve as the supervisory body for the organization, guiding its strategic direction and ensuring that the interests of the organization and its stakeholders are protected.

The commitment is approximately 10 hours a month, outside of normal working hours. As well as helping those in need in our city, this is a great opportunity for a community minded individual to gain board experience and help accelerate their career path towards joining a corporate board.

For full details on the role of a Board Member, please see this posting on LinkedIn. And for more information on HandsOn Hong Kong, please visit their website.

Summer fun with kids in Tin Shui Wai!

20 Jul

registerHands On is partnering with a community centre in Tin Shui Wai run by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals this summer. Like all other kids, children from this area having their summer holidays. They need to be cared for as their parents work during the day. If spending afternoons with kids in the local community playing games such as chess, board games etc. sound like loads of fun, then this volunteer opportunity is for you. There are a variety of dates available from now till end of August. Just visit the Hands On Volunteer page for more information.

hands onDate: Various dates available till 30 August

Time: 2:30-5:30pm

Location: Tin Shui Wai (detailed directions will be provided after signing up)

Age: 18 and above

Language: Cantonese speakers only

About Hands On: HandsOn Hong Kong was founded in 2007 and is an affiliate of the international volunteer network, HandsOn Network (HON), headquartered and registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States.

Their mission is two-fold: to help charities meet their volunteer needs and help individuals who want to give back to the community do so in a meaningful way. To accomplish their mission, they partner with local charities to develop volunteer projects and to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and volunteer projects. The types of volunteer projects they organize range from activities with children, such as helping local primary students improve their English skills and providing after-school tutoring to ethnic minority students, to helping the elderly and people with disabilities, to animal welfare, and other areas.

Volunteers needed for HK Special Olympics Regional Athletic Meet

7 Feb


Volunteers are needed to help out with the Hong Kong Special Oylmpics Regional Athletic Meet – Region 4. Large number of volunteers are needed to carry out various tasks including setting up the venue, assisting the judges and athletes. Certificate of Service, lunch box and water are provided.

Date: 18 February

Time: 8:45am-5pm

Location: Ma On Shan (detailed direction will be given after sign up)

Language: Cantonese speaking volunteers only

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please register via the Hands On website.

About Hong Kong Special Olympics:
Hong Kong Special Olympics for the mentally handicapped was launched by a group of dedicated professionals servicing in the field of related beneficiaries. The first event of the Hong Kong Special Olympics was held in December 1975 at Aberdeen Sports Ground, at that time only 500 people attended the one-day track and field events. After 30 years of development, has now evolved into a wide range of sports activities throughout the year, the number of participants is more than 40,000 people. Thousands of athletes and participants from nearly 100 member agencies throughout the year organized sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, skating, rowing, swimming, ping-pong and volleyball, etc.

The organization strives to develop the various Olympic types of sports activities for people with 8 years old or older intellectual disabilities to participate, let them develop their potential through long-term training, self-confidence and courage, to share with family and peers obtained from movement of the joy, then integrate into the community.

Hands On

16 Jul

HandsOn Hong Kong was founded in 2007 and is an affiliate of the international volunteer network, HandsOn Network (HON), headquartered and registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States.

Their mission is two-fold: to help charities meet their volunteer needs and help individuals who want to give back to the community do so in a meaningful way. To accomplish their mission, they partner with local charities to develop volunteer projects and to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and volunteer projects. The types of volunteer projects they organize range from activities with children, such as helping local primary students improve their English skills and providing after-school tutoring to ethnic minority students, to helping the elderly and people with disabilities, to animal welfare, and other areas.

Volunteering: Visit their Latest Opportunities to see what’s currently open. The last time I visited their website, they were looking for volunteers to tutor minority kids in English & Cantonese, volunteers to play with kids, and volunteer dog walkers.