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Volunteer Opportunity: WWF-HK Exhibition and Panda Shop Assistant

19 Nov

World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong is one of Hong Kong’s leading conservation and environmental education organisations. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the operations of the Sea for Future Exhibition and Panda Shop, as well as assist in organic farming

Please click here for more details and enrollment

If you are not an existing WWFHK volunteer, please fill in the volunteer application form for register first.

Please email volunteers@wwf.org.hk for enquiries.

About WWF-Hong Kong: 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 its mission to better serve Hong Kong’s conservation and education needs and align themselves with WWF’s global strategy.

GoEco go on eco ethical volunteer projects

3 Nov

GoEco is a leading eco-tourism company with a varied selection of affordable, ethical volunteer projects abroad. Their team is made up of experienced and passionate specialists who are eager to give you the voluntourism vacation of a lifetime!

GoEco acts as a gateway to over 150 extraordinary community, wildlife and environmental initiatives all over the world thanks to their great partnerships. GoEco providers are well-diversified, ranging from local community groups to renowned global organizations. All of GoEco‘s projects are carefully vetted to ensure every volunteer experience meets their standards and yours.

GoEco makes it their mission to help you make the most of your time abroad and that is why they start by getting to know you and your interests! GoEco provides you with all of the necessary information to help you make informed decisions about the project, the country and the time of year you want to go.

GoEco‘s goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

On top of the life-changing experiences you will undeniably have while vоluntееrіng abroad, you will also witness the most incredible sense of growth in yourself as a person all while ѕhаrіng ѕkіllѕ, extending your own abilities, рrоmоtіng іntеrnаtіоnаl understanding and building lifelong friendships. If you are the “sporty” type, sроrtѕ рrоgrаmѕ аrе an awesome way to stay fit and active all while giving back. You could play an active role through coaching soccer, bаѕkеtbаll, volleyball, tennis, wаtеr ѕроrtѕ аnd a host of other games, all while helping to engage children and adults for low socio-economic backgrounds, keeping them inspired and off the streets. Sроrtѕ bring people tоgеthеr and hеlр іn building ѕtrоng соmmunіtіеѕ, аѕ wеll as fostering healthy, hарру іndіvіduаlѕ асrоѕѕ bоrdеrѕ.

Vоluntееrіng аbrоаd undеrtаkеѕ services lосаllу, nаtіоnаllу and internationally to bring аbоut роѕіtіvе сhаngе іn роlісіеѕ аnd рrасtісеѕ. Sоmе vоluntееrіng рrоjесtѕ campaign for glоbаl juѕtісе tо raise аwаrеnеѕѕ оf іmроrtаnt dеvеlорmеnt issues.

Regardless of where your interests or passions lie – there are volunteering opportunities and structured ways to give back for every person, from every walk of life. Click here to see what volunteer opportunities are currently available.

Join Sort-a-thon and sort through Second-hand Clothing with Redress – 21 Nov

2 Nov

Did you know, every day Hongkongers throw 370 tonnes of textiles into landfill, most of which is recyclable? Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.

On 21 and 22 November, Redress is running an exciting mass-clothes-sorting event aiming to sort through all of the clothing collected in the Get Redressed Clothing Drive (forecasted as over 10 tonnes) in just 24 hours, with the help of 30 teams of corporate and community volunteers.

HandsOn Hong Kong is recruiting volunteers to form a community team of 10-15 people for the 1pm – 5pm session on Thursday 21 November. You will be volunteering with up to 4 other teams.

What will volunteers be doing?
Volunteers will be sorting through clothing donations and directing them for resale, reuse by our 20+ local charity partners, up-cycling and recycling, depending on the type and quality of the clothing.

Date: Thursday, 21 November

Time: 1-5pm

Place: 16/F Berkshire House, Taikoo Place

Register: If you are interested in signing up, please follow this link to HandsOn.

About Redress: Redress is an environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion’s water, chemical and carbon footprints. Redress programmes work to change mindsets and practices to stop the creation of textile waste now and in the future, as well as creating systems and partnerships that generate and showcase value in existing waste.

Volunteer opportunity: Ghostnet Recovery South Lantau – 10 Nov

30 Oct

Join OceansAsia to do some good for the ocean. OceansAsia is heading out to recover ghost nets (abandoned fishing gear) that has accumulated along the rocky shorelines of South Lantau.

Several years back OceansAsia collected 4 tons in just a few hours. OceansAsia is aiming to do the same again.

Ghost Nets are a major issue for local marine wildlife. They are abandoned fishing nets that continue to kill for years after they were dumped.

Volunteers will be responsible for their own safety as OceansAsia will be operating on slippery rocks at low tide in hard to access areas. Must be able to swim, everyone must wear dive shoes or old trainers, wear gloves and be relatively fit.

Ghost nets are tangled in among the rocks just below the surface and you will be hauling them onto kayaks, cutting free any trapped wildlife that is still alive (the most rewarding part of the day) and then you transfer the nets to OceansAsia’s boat to be moved to a nearby beach. These will be collected later by Marine Department in the coming days.

Spaces limited on Amberjack leaving from Discovery Bay, however OceansAsia will be able to pick up people from Pui O beach and transfer to the location on Chi Ma Wan.

Any paddle clubs or people with their own boats welcome to join. If you are having a junk trip that day, why not drop by the bay and make the day even more rewarding.

This event is made possible with generous funding from the SunTrekker Event.

Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019

Time: 11am – 3pm

Place: Discovery Bay

If you are interested, please sign up on their Facebook page by following this link.

For enquiries please email gary@oceansasia.org

About OceansAsia: After decades of working in marine conservation, co-founders Gary Stokes and Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff combined their complementary skills to form OceansAsia in 2019. Gary, a professional photographer and diving instructor, previously served as the Director of Sea Shepherd Asia, and was the founder of Oceanic Love. He honed his skills as an investigator over the course of nearly two decades of investigating and exposing the shark fin industry.

Teale is a professional researcher and academic, whose work focuses on illegal fishing and the strategic use of law by non-state actors. Through his consultancy, The Idea Tree, he has consulted with numerous conservation organizations on a wide range of issues.

Their complementary skills combine to help deliver the intelligence-based conservation model of OceansAsia.

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?

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.

Volunteer Info Session “Food. Wanted, Not Wasted” – 24 Sept

16 Sep

Hong Kong’s 3 landfills will be full by 2020 and yet every day we throw away 3,600 tons of food. At the same time, 1 in 5 people are living in poverty struggling to meet their basic food needs. This includes 1 in 3 seniors and 1 in 5 children.

Feeding Hong Kong was established to readdress this balance – to reduce the amount of quality food that is being sent to our city’s landfills and fight hunger in Hong Kong. They do this by providing a B2B logistics service, which links companies with surplus food to charities feeding those in need.

Volunteer support is critical to their daily operations and over 150 volunteers help Feeding Hong Kong each week to reduce food waste and feed frontline charities. But with more helping hands, Feeding Hong Kong can do even more!

COME JOIN Feeding Hong Kong CEO Gabrielle Kirstein and Volunteer & Education Coordinator Peggy Lam on Sept 24 to find out more about how you can get involved and help feed people, not landfills.

Feel free to contact Feeding Hong Kong at 2205 6811 or volunteer@feedinghk.org if you have any questions about this event.

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Time: 7 – 8:30pm

Place: WeWork, 535 Jaffe Road, #20/F Tower 535, Hong Kong

Price: Free
To register, please follow this link to EventBrite

About Feeding Hong Kong: Feeding Hong Kong is a local registered charity dedicated to redistributing surplus food from companies to other charities. By providing a bridge between the food industry and the hungry of Hong Kong, Feeding Hong Kong provides a solution that simultaneously cuts food waste and feeds those most in need.