Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Volunteer with Hong Kong Paws Foundation

18 Oct

The work of Hong Kong Paws dates back to 2005, however the Foundation was formally established and registered as an animal welfare society in March 2011.

From early 2005 Hong Kong Paws has been working closely with local animal shelters to provide financial aid, animal care consultation and rehoming services. With a strong network of volunteers and partner organizations, Hong Kong Paws feels that HK Paws is ready to take their services to a higher level and to the wider community.

In October 2011, HK Paws has been formally endorsed as Hong Kong charity organization by Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department, their charity number is 91/11168. Donation made to Hong Kong Paws of HK$100 or over will be tax-deductible.

Hong Kong Paws Foundation (HK Paws) is operated on a 100% voluntary basis by dedicated volunteers. HK Paws aims to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and to reduce the large number of dogs and cats that are abused, abandoned or destroyed everyday. The Foundation believes that the current laws on animal welfare and their implementation are insufficient to fully protect animals in Hong Kong. HK Paws understands that for many people animal welfare is a secondary priority in our busy lives. However HK Paws feels that every member of our society has a responsibility to alleviate animal cruelty. HK Paws hopes that through their work in Hong Kong they can also raise awareness of animal welfare in China.

What you can do to help: HK Paws can always use an extra set of hands!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email kat@hkpaws.org and let HK Paws know:

1) What are you interested in helping with?
2) What specific skills can you offer?
3) What weekly time commitment can you offer?

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Interns Wanted by HKwalls

14 Oct

Applications for internships at HKwalls are now open. HKwalls is looking for committed interns to help them prepare and run upcoming events and festivals. This is an administrative position, starting now and lasting between 3 to 6 months.

Applicants must be over 18 years old, available on weekdays, and fluent in Cantonese and English. Proficiency in reading and writing Chinese is ideal.

This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to contribute to Hong Kong’s vibrant street art scene!

The application deadline is on October 23rd.

Fill out the form by following this link and HKwalls will get back to you as soon as possible.

About HKwalls: HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation that aims to create opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their talent in Hong Kong and internationally through the mediums of street art and street culture. HKwalls celebrates creativity, originality and freedom of expression; actively work on connecting and building relationships with artists, the community and organisations worldwide through high-quality public art while making the creative process accessible to all.

HKwalls holds an annual street art festival in Hong Kong during Hong Kong’s art month each March, as well as year-round programming that focuses on artists’ career development and raising awareness through the arts.

Bread Rescue Wednesdays!

10 Oct


Each day, so much food goes to waste. This weekly volunteer project helps save bread from our landfills and feed the disadvantaged.

Every Wednesday evening, volunteers collect surplus bread from bakeries at closing time and bring them to Waste Free Hong Kong’s collection point at the People’s Service Centre. The bread is then redistributed by their partner organisations to those in need in the community.

Date: Every Wednesday

How can I join the bread rescue team?: Click the Register button on EventBrite by following this link, select the date of your choice and enter your contact details.

1 day before the Bread Rescue WFHK will email your collection tickets. These act as your volunteer ID and include the store address, telephone number and pick-up time.

On bread rescue night: Call your stores 1 HOUR before closing time to confirm if they have surplus to donate. If not, give WFHK a call to let them know.

Arrive at each store at or just before closing time. Bring your own carrier bags.

Show your collection ticket to the store staff.

Check the number of pieces donated and sign to confirm receipt. Take an official receipt if available.

Pack the breads CAREFULLY into your own carrier bags.

Bring the bread and receipt to the People’s Service Centre.

Where is the drop off point?: The People’s Service Centre is located at Unit 206-208, Podium Floor, Block 19, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Kowloon

When will I receive my collection ticket?: Tickets will be emailed 1 day before the Bread Rescue.

What if I have a problem on the night?: If you are running late, please call the store directly. Please call WFHK on 6360 5054 if the item has sold out or you have a problem making your collection.

What if the store informs me there is no bread to collect?: All donations are subject to availability on the night. If there is no donation, please thank the store for their time and call on 6360 5054 to let WFHK know.

What is the arrangement under typhoons and rainstorms?: The Bread Rescue will be CANCELLED if No.8 Storm Signal (or above), Red Rainstorm Warning Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or in force. Otherwise, it will continue as normal.

For more information
Call: 6360 5054
Visit: http://www.wastefreehongkong.com
Email: info@wastefreehongkong.com

About Waste Free HK: Established in 2018, Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.

One Hike for OneSky 2019 – 10 Nov

6 Oct


1 billion of those children – almost half the children on earth, live in poverty.
250 million under five years old are developmentally delayed.
121 million receive no education. None.

Since 2011, the OneSky Charity Hike has raised over HK$8 million through generous individuals and corporate sponsors, and the number of hikers is growing every year!

This year, OneSky hopes to raise funds to support orphaned, abandoned, and left-behind children in China, Vietnam and for the first time this year, here in Hong Kong, with the opening of the P.C. Lee OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development. OneSky hopes you’ll join them and help make 2019 their most successful year to date and help children who vitally need their support.

Join One Hike for OneSky and help change lives!

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Place: Trail 1 Starting point: Gilwell Campsite, Fei Ngo Shan Road; Trail 2 Starting point: Eagle’s Nest Nature Trail, MacLehose Trail, Tai Po Road; Trail 3 Starting point: End of Ma On Shan Country trail, Pak Kung Au Road, Sai Kung. Finishing point: Lion’s Pavi, Maclehose Trail Sec. 5

Price: Participation Fee + Minimum Fundraising Amount. Please refer to the chart below.

Standard registration deadline: 25th October 2019 (Friday)
Minimum fundraising deadline: 1st November 2019 (Friday)
Spots available: 600 participants

To register, please follow this link to EventBrite.

For enquiries, please contact OneSky at +852 2520-5266 or hike@onesky.org

About OneSky: ONESKY BELIEVES THAT UNLIMITED POTENTIAL WAITS INSIDE EVERY CHILD.
And it should be every child’s birth right to have full access to loving, nurturing care and quality early education. Sadly, for many vulnerable children that right and access do not exist.

Years ago, OneSky began their work by creating Infant Nurture Centers and Preschools for orphaned children in China. As they expanded from two government welfare institutions to 20, then more than 50, it became clear that, even though their centers were flourishing, this was not the way to reach all the children who needed help. China is just too big. And OneSky saw that the need for what they do goes beyond China. Young children at risk are everywhere.

So, OneSky began to shift their focus. The best of their centers became demonstration Early Learning Centers, proving that quality care at scale is entirely possible. And OneSky became first and foremost, a training organization. That remains true to this day.

OneSky trains communities and caregivers teaching them on how to unlock the potential in the world’s most vulnerable young children.

OneSky’s training is based on proven practices that have been validated by research and plenty of practical experience. At the core of OneSky’s Approach to working with vulnerable children is responsive care. Caregivers (teachers, nannies, parents, grandparents) are trained to use responsive care to observe children. Taking their cue from the children’s own needs and interests, they provide activities that are interactive and appropriate for the age and stage of development.

FOLLOW THE LINES: Returning to Nature 3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop

28 Sep

FOLLOW THE LINES: Returning to Nature 3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop with Merlyn Chesterman

The mountain reveals the true self to one. Join printmaker-artist Merlyn Chesterman to explore the phenomenal nature wonders up on the hill, around the valley, the grass fields and the blossoms. Experiencing both sensuous and proficient ways to journal and compose the inspirations collected in the woods, we will create our own woodblock print with leveraged craftmanship, unfolding an artistic dialogue with Mother Nature.

Follow the lines: Returning to Nature” Woodblock Print Exhibition:
18th November to 31st December 2019
Participants are expected to be residential and participate fully in every session. Applicants wishing to attend only parts of the programme will not be accepted.

Workshop Language: English

Date:
3-Day Nature and Art Residential Workshop:
8th – 10th November, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)

Time:
8th November, 0900 to 2000
9th November, 0900 to 2130
10th November, 0900 to 1700

Place: The Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Tai Po

Price:
Course Fee# HK$2,000 per person + Accommodation Fee#
#including lecture fee, vegetarian meals, outing arrangement and shuttle bus service between The Green Hub and visiting sites during the workshop
+Accommodation Fee will be charged separately. for more information please follow this link.

To register, please follow this link

For more information, please contact Ms. Carmen Lau at 2483 7276 or email to carmenlau@kfbg.org

About Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garde: Established in 1956 as a base for the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association (K.A.A.A.), the KFBG site near Lam Tsuen, Tai Po, is one of Hong Kong’s little known jewels. Nine kilometres of road wind their way up around organic farming terraces, theme gardens and native forest to the summit of the mountain, Kwun Yum Shan, at over 1800ft above sea level. A wide variety of educational displays, sustainability features and wildlife rescue facilities complement the extensively landscaped gardens with their cobbled paths, pavilions, bridges, waterfalls and picnic spots.

KFBG‘s three core programmes – Nature Conservation, Holistic Education and Sustainable Living – are constantly evolving as they address different aspects of the challenge to live in harmony with nature. In addition to the many on-site courses, workshops and special events that have been developed for the education and upliftment of visitors, KFBG’s activities extend throughout Hong Kong and into South China and other parts of the region.

UNICEF “Run for Every Child” 2019

24 Sep


UNICEF HK cordially invites you to run with your beloved family and friends. Run to welcome the warmest sunrise with the other ten thousands runners. Run to sprinkle meaningful sweat together. Run for every child! The fund raised will be used to support UNICEF’s “for every child, end AIDS” campaign to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Race categories include Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and 3km (Family and Youth) run.

Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019

Place: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Sunny Bay

Enrolment deadline: 8 October 2019 (Tuesday)
To for more information and to register please follow this link.

About UNICEF: UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything they do. Together with their partners, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Halloween Fancy Dress Plog – Best Costume Wins a Prize!

20 Sep


This Halloween why not get some ‘exorcise’ in before the evening partying begins.

Halloween is the one time of the year it’s acceptable to go out onto the street dressed as pretty much anything with no judgment whatsoever.

Last year Waste Free Hong Kong had a very successful Halloween plog, however, the costume game definitely needs to be upped this year. No costume is too extravagant. In fact, the bigger the better!

As an incentive to dress up all SPOOKtacular, Waste Free Hong Kong will have a costume competition where the winner will win a gift bag of zero waste goodies plus a jar full of candy! No tricks, all treats!

Let’s have an unBOOlievably good time and spook those you pass with your wonderful outfits!

Most importantly, let’s do something good for the community.

After the event has ended, you will head on out to grab some drinks. Anyone who is interested in joining is more than welcome to!

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019

Time: 7-9:30pm

Place: Central Ferry Pier No.7
Plog length – 4km

Price: Free
To register please follow this link to EventBrite

About Waste Free Hong Kong : Waste Free Hong Kong is a local organisation dedicated to fighting the war against waste in Hong Kong through several initiatives. Through bread run programmes, Waste Free Hong Kong works to fight food waste whilst giving back to those in our community in need, running cleanup events across Hong Kong to raise awareness as well as workshops that are not just only informative, but also fun!