Tag Archives: volunteering

Race the Peak needs Volunteers

14 Oct


#RaceThePeak to support HandsOn on Sat Nov 10! Race the Peak is a family fun run that will raise funds for HandsOn Hong Kong to continue running as a community-focused charity that mobilises people to serve at no charge to HandsOn’s non-profit partners and volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to provide support during the race through marshaling, handing out water, medal distribution and managing the info desk and bag check area.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Time: 7am – 12pm

Place: Hong Kong, Peak Galleria

Volunteer Limit: 65

To register and for more information, please follow this link

About HandsOn Hong Kong: Founded in 2007, the HandsOn Hong Kong mission remains to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong through volunteer services.

Their vision is for a caring community that gives its time and talent to transform Hong Kong.

In 2017 alone, HandsOn Hong Kong organized over 1,400 volunteer activities, serving more than 46,000 beneficiaries, including disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities. Join HandsOn Hong Kong in their mission to serve Hong Kong’s community!

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Hong Kong should be proud of ourselves

30 Sep

From NAS Daily…

Playright

28 Sep

Playright Children’s Play Association (Playright) was founded in 1987 as a non-profit making organization by Anne Marden, BBS JP. She is now Playright‘s Honorary President and a member of its Executive Committee. This initiative reflected her passionate belief in the importance and power of play for all children and it called attention to the pressing need to provide adequate inclusive play resources throughout the community. In the early days, Playright’s main focus was on the provision of play environments, and it worked with the then Urban Council to create Hong Kong’s first ever themed playground in leafy King’s Park in 1989. Since then, Playright has progressively diversified its work and services in line with changing needs, expectations, values and research findings relating to child play and development.

Playright Beliefs:
Playright is the voice of children where they are not fairly or fully represented.

Play unlocks the full potential of our children as individuals, empowering them to secure a better future.

Playright’s Work :
Playright seeks to enrich the life of every child through quality play. Playright makes a difference in the lives of children by encouraging them to play. Playright further seeks to demonstrate to parents, teachers, policymakers and the public at large that quality play is vital if the full range of the child’s developmental and other needs is to be successfully met.

Through action, research and publicity covering four related areas – Advocacy, Play Resources, Play Outreach and Play Environments – Playright is helping to unlock the full potential of children in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.

Playright now serves more than 250,000 children and their families each year.

Volunteer: To spread the play value, Playright needs a large number of volunteers to help them run all their many activities. Playright can put play to work for the betterment of Hong Kong and its children!

To sign up as a volunteer, please follow this link.

For further information please contact
Tel : +852 2898 2922
Email : info@playright.org.hk

Christina Noble Foundation

24 Sep

The Christina Noble Foundation</strong> is an international partnership of people dedicated to helping underprivileged children and those at-risk of commercial or sexual exploitation.

Their operational centres in Vietnam and Mongolia provide shelter to underprivileged, orphaned or abandoned children whilst ensuring all children in their care have direct access to a good education, a high standard of healthcare, and other social and employment opportunities. CNCF also engages in sustainable development initiatives that directly benefit the families and wider communities of the children they support. To date the Foundation has helped over 700,000 children and their families.

CNCF Hong Kong strives to raise funds to support these projects that create safe, stable, and caring environments to ensure each and every child has a happy childhood and the opportunity to recognise their life potential. CNCF is proud to be an independent, grassroots charity that works tirelessly to secure their current and future funding and being wholly transparent and accountable to their donors and supporters while single-mindedly focusing on the children.

Volunteer in Hong Kong: CNCF Hong Kong prides themselves on having a top-class team of passionate and committed volunteers that manage everything from fundraising in the commercial sector to organising exciting fundraising events, and designing their website or annual reports. Volunteering with CNCF Hong Kong will provide you with a great opportunity to gain diverse experience in a successful and growing non-profit organisation.

CNCF Hong Kong is always looking for new, enthusiastic people to join their core team either in an individual capacity or as an organization offering your professional services. Join a team of highly professional, motivated people who are passionate about the children and the programmes that CNCF Hong Kong supports in Vietnam and Mongolia.

CNCF HONG KONG IS KEEN TO RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:
1) Administration
2) Graphic Design
3) Event organisation
4) Business Development

If you have any of the above skills and can spare CNCF Hong Kong a day a week on a regular basis – please contact CNCF Hong Kong!!

Volunteer Overseas: Key to Christina Noble Foundation’s success as a Foundation is their volunteer workforce. Volunteers are the fuel for their fire and CNCF believes that everyone involved benefits from the experience.

If you would like to volunteer individually at one of CNCF’s operational centres in Vietnam or Mongolia, please visit the CNCF International website to learn more about what skills they are looking for and their application process.

If you work for an organization that is interested in volunteer opportunities for your staff, please contact CNCF for information on Corporate Volunteering.

For more information, please contact CNCF Hong Kong
Email: hongkong@cncf.org
Telephone: +852 3750 7771 (CNCF office hours are 10:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday)

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Typhoon Mangkhut relief

20 Sep

The devastating impact has been felt across Hong Kong, from fallen trees and unearthed pavements to loss of electricity and even access to drinking water. Miraculously no lives were lost, but many Hong Kong NGOs—and individuals—are in need of immediate support.

Please follow this link to the appeal that Hands On has sent out on behalf of a number of organisations looking for volunteers.

Let’s join hands and help the less fortunate in Hong Kong get back on their feet!

Plogging for World Cleanup Day (jogging and picking up litter)

7 Sep

Join Eco Marine ‘plogging’ (a combination of jogging and picking up litter) on World Cleanup Day! Eco Marine Adventure Cleanup is collaborating with The Green Race for a coastal trail cleanup ‘plog’ on the southern shore of the Starling Inlet from 9:30am to around 12:30pm. The event will coincide with the Immortals trail race 27km route and ploggers and runners will be able to cheer each other on! Ploggers will jog/hike as a group or in a few groups whilst picking up rubbish on the trail/shoreline between Luk Keng and CP3 (Kuk Po) of the race route where you can share in the water, drinks, and environmentally friendly snacks provided by The Green Race. You will then turn around and head back to Luk Keng for a total distance of around 9km.

Date: Saturday 15 September 2018

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Place: Intersection of Luk Keng Road and Bride’s Pool Road https://goo.gl/maps/gKWFLCfeqVo

Transport: Minibus 56K from Fanling MTR http://www.16seats.net/eng/gmb/gn_56k.html

What to Wear: Hiking/Sports clothes and shoes. Closed toed shoes only. Sun hat and other sun protection like umbrella and sunscreen. Weather is expected to be hot.

What to Bring: A reusable container with at least 1 L of water and some snacks if you are the hungry type. Single use plastic water and drink like Bonaqua, Coke etc are prohibited. Try to minimize other single-use food wrapping/packaging as well. Also bring sunscreen, mosquito spray and possibly a change of clothes. Eco Marine will provide gloves and small sized rubbish bags suitable for plogging. Feel free to bring your own gloves and tongs.

Signup: For full information on the event and to register, please follow this link to their Facebook page

About Eco Marine: Eco Marine envisions a society where nature and modern urban life thrive. Their mission is to inspire greater appreciation and guardianship of nature and to catalyze action for integrating this mindset into all aspects of contemporary urban life.

Your everyday choices and efforts matter.

Ping Shan Heritage Trail Cleanup Hike

19 Aug


Hiking in Hong Kong is one of the best activities during the beautiful summer. With beautiful views, the chance to get a nice tan as well as make new friends. What else could you want?

Well, perhaps a nice tidy hiking trail!

Unfortunately, not everyone thinks the same, and throughout hiking trails in Hong Kong there are pieces of rubbish littered (pardon the pun) around. So why not combine the joy of hiking with the satisfaction of making a difference?

Plogging, a combination of jogging and the Swedish term “plocka upp,” meaning pick up, is sweeping the globe – and the streets clean of garbage. – https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/plogging-sweden-rubbish-garbage-litter-exercise-health-workout-a8278656.html

You will be ‘plogging’ in and around the wonderful Ping Shan Heritage Trail. Inhabited since the late 12th Century, the Ping Shan area of Hong Kong is located in the Northwest New Territories. The trail was inaugurated in 1993, and was the first of it’s kind in Hong Kong.

Important : Please make sure to bring a reusable water container for the plog. There is a water fountain at the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Sports Centre, so we can top ourselves up with water during the journey!

Also make sure to bring sun protection, bug spray, suitable clothing as well as anything else you think you might need.

Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018

Time: 11am – 2pm

Place: Ping Shan, New Territories

Price: Free
RSVP is required, please follow this link to EventBrite

For more information, please email wastefreehongkong@gmail.com

About Waste Free Hong Kong: Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack’ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.