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.
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong is seeking a skills-based volunteer to help edit and write a research paper. The time commitment is flexible – 4-6 weeks, depending.
You will contribute to the planning of their public policy initiative around minimum housing standards in Hong Kong by helping to edit and write research and planning documents.
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong currently has 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 their public policy initiative going forward. This initiative will help to benefit low-income households in Hong Kong.
Language requirement: English (Cantonese is a plus)
Start date for position: ASAP
Length of service / commitment required: 1 month or less
Amount of time required per month: 15-20 hours
Location: May work remotely / from home
For enquiries, please contact their Public Policy and Research Manager email@example.com
About Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong: Habitat for Humanity recognizes 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 their traditional work to build safe, decent and affordable homes in partnership with soon-to-be homeowners, to their innovative focus on financial inclusion, housing market systems and entrepreneurship, and to their 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, Habitat for Humanity is currently delivering Covid-19 response programmes; which include delivering home hygiene kits to low-income households and a deep-cleaning program. Habitat for Humanity runs several programmes to help low-income families and in particular, the elderly living in public housing estates and retirement homes through essential renovation work. Habitat for Humanity also works 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. Habitat for Humanity is also beginning to plan a public policy initiative around minimum housing standards in Hong Kong.