Tag Archives: poverty

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

Seeking English to Simplified Chinese Translator

29 Feb


Room to Read needs you! Room to Read is seeking a volunteer proficient in Simplified Chinese to help translate external documents to be shared with their Chinese speaking donors. The documents are mainly one to two-page marketing collaterals. Previous translation experience would be beneficial. Please get in touch at hong.kong@roomtoread.org to find out more!

About Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter: The Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter is made up of passionate individuals driven by the belief that World Change starts with Educated Children.

Emergency support for Hong Kong charities during Coronavirus outbreak

13 Feb

This is a rebroadcast of an appeal by HandsOn:

The impact of the Coronavirus has been felt acutely across Hong Kong, with local charities and the groups they serve critically affected by this public health emergency. The HandsOn Hong Kong team are staying in regular contact with our non-profit partners to establish the most urgent community needs at this challenging time:

HandsOn elderly center partners are in need of emergency hygiene supplies which can be used to safely transport the individuals they serve to urgent hospital appointments and for food and other provisions that will allow low-mobility or isolated individuals to remain at home for extended periods.

– The partners HandsOn works with which support families in subdivided flats are in particularly urgent need of masks, sanitizer and anti-bacterial cleaning products given the type of housing they reside in.

HandsOn non-profit partners serving youths with disabilities are also in critical need of masks and sanitizer as well as cleaning products are given that many of these young people have challenged immune systems and live in dormitories with a number of other students.

If you are looking for ways to help Hong Kong’s most vulnerable during this crisis, please pick up any of the items listed on the HandsOn webpage and deliver directly to your listed local non-profit also listed there. HandsOn suggests that you phone them ahead of time to let them know you are coming.

Thank you in advance for your kind support and generosity.

International Women’s Day 2020 Gala Lunch

16 Jan

International Women's Day 2020 Gala Lunch banner
Please join The Women’s Foundation in celebration of International Women’s Day as they reaffirm their commitment to build a gender-balanced world.

The lunch will welcome industry-leading guest speakers and speeches from their TWF programme participants. An audience of 500 senior corporate executives, academics, media representatives, leaders of corporate women’s networks, government leaders, and diversity champions are expected.

Limited spaces are available. Seats are not guaranteed until advance payment is received. Individual tickets cannot be refunded but can be transferred.

Please kindly note Eventbrite is only for individual ticket purchase. For table/corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Virginia.Li@twfhk.org.

Date: Monday, 12 March 2020

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway

Price:
Early bird (before 17 January) – $1,900
Full price – $2,300
To register for this event, please follow this link to Eventbrite

About The Women’s Foundation: The Women’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2004 and dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong. The Women’s Foundation aspires to conduct ground-breaking research, to run innovative and impactful community programmes, and they engage in education and advocacy in the pursuit of three main goals:
– Challenging gender stereotypes
– Empowering women in poverty
– Advancing women leaders

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!

Room to Read Volunteers needed: Festive ‘Stories from The Tree’ at The Peninsula Hotel

29 Nov

Room to Read needs volunteers to support the festive campaign at The Peninsula Hotel selling six colourful character ornaments to raise funds for Room to Read!

Meals will be provided for volunteers. Please note that persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If interested, please email Annie at annie.dahne@roomtoread.org for more information and shift times.

Date: December 1-20 and 27-30

About Room to Read: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

December Beers for Books

27 Nov


Join Room to Read Hong Kong Chapter to celebrate a fantastic year for Room to Read at their festive December Beers for Books! RtR will be sharing their latest development updates and most importantly celebrate what they have achieved together as a community in 2019 with some beautifully crafted tea-based cocktails!

As well as a fantastic raffle collection, RtT will have also representatives from Elephant Community Press selling their children’s books as stocking fillers with proceeds going to Room to Read.

Date: Monda, 9 December 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Place: Tell Camellia, LG/Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger St, Central

Price: HK$10 per drink will go towards Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing Program. HK$10 is all it takes to print a local language children’s book and provide valuable resources to learners across Asia and Africa.

About Room to Read: Room to Read Believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
https://www.roomtoread.org/