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Redress is looking for a Volunteer Financial Advisor / Strategist

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.

Redress works to prevent and transform textile and garment waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion’s enormous environmental impact. Our programmes work with consumer, industry, designers, brands, students, and other stakeholders.

Redress is looking for a Volunteer Financial Advisor / Strategist who
– has tools to ensure financial stability in challenging times
– develop a responsible strategy for managing cash flow

Volunteer Tasks:
Help their Executive Director develop a better system for managing cash flow and financial strategy across multiple (sometimes restricted) funding sources and spending projects.

Length of service / commitment required: 1-3 months in an advisory capacity

Amount of time required per month: 3-5 hours

Location can be anywhere, but in-person with Redress Executive Director or ar their office at 78 Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Enquiries: For enquiries and to apply please call 9501 1005 or email nissa@redress.com.hk

Splash is looking for a Marketing and Communication Volunteer

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

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF)

Autism Partnership Foundation (APF), a registered charity body (qualified for the exemption from tax section 88 of the Inland Revenue) in Hong Kong, is committed to making a difference in the life of individuals with autism. Through various fundraising initiatives, APF aims to raise funds to generate public awareness and knowledge about autism. APF will also advocate ABA treatment and intervention through community programs of education and research and provide support and help for children with ASD and their families in Asia.

Since their establishment, APF has devoted themselves to provide the best services with aims of generating public awareness and acceptance of autisms, advocating Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment and supporting ASD individuals, their families and all those involved to thrive for realizing inherent potential of ASD people and achieving the greatest degree of independence and highest quality of life possible.

With such aims, the Autism Partnership Foundation is committed in providing a range of support services for children with autism from low-income families, their parents and local schools in Hong Kong. Their service programs will adopt the ABA approach to enable the best possible outcome. Through their specialized services, the children have the opportunity to receive free ABA treatment support, and parents can gain stronger knowledge and better understanding in addressing and handling some of the common challenges faced by their child.

APF services are provided by dedicated, dynamic and qualified ABA therapists and professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Volunteer: APF welcomes Hong Kong citizens who reach the age of 15 to be their registered volunteers. APF will match each volunteer’s talents, abilities and interests with their workload, and assign suitable duties for them.

You are welcome to contribute your time & talent to APF on office work and fundraising projects. Please complete the Volunteer Application Form Here.

Mother’s Choice Child Care Home volunteers needed


What if there was a different kind of “happy hour”?

Why not spend the evening giving back to the community and come help look after Mother’s Choice‘s children in the Child Care Home?

With the kindness of donors and volunteers, Mother’s Choice is able to provide support to their community which includes providing the necessary care to young pregnant girls and children without a home. Mother’s Choice is currently calling new volunteers to help assist at their Child Care Home between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. To be part of the change in their community and to join Mother’s Choice as a volunteer at their Child Care Home sign up here for one of their information sessions.

About Mother’s Choice’s: Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong. Founded in 1987 by Gary & Helen Stephens and Ranjan & Phyllis Marwah, their passion to provide loving, non-judgmental support to the many pregnant teenagers who had no one else to turn to quickly expanded to providing nurturing care to children without families, and to be a voice for them to be in a family.

Seeking English to Simplified Chinese Translator


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.

Starfish is recruiting committee members


The Starfish Charitable Trust is recruiting new committee members to break the child poverty cycle of underprivileged children in HK through creative means.

Please come join the Starfish Charitable Trust at their welcome lunch to find out more about their team and how you may help!

Suggested contribution: HKD200

Any questions, feel free to reach out to their PR officer for this event Alicia (98381833)

Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Union Church, 248 Queen’s Road East

Price: Free, with a suggested contribution of $200. To register, please follow this link to Eventbrite

About Starfish Charitable Trust: Since its inception, Starfish’s mission is to exhaust all avenues to appropriate medical treatments that could ease or even alleviate the sufferings of children in order to increase their chances for adoption and offering hope for a normal life.

Besides giving medical treatments to the children, Starfish also cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of these children as an approach for holistic healing. Starfish’s objectives include training programs to coach, develop and upgrade the skills of the caregivers to enable them to deliver their service effectively and with dedications in a well- managed and clean environment.

The Green Hub Volunteer Induction Day – 8 Feb

Volunteers at the Green Hub enrich and enhance the life of Green Hub and play a vital role in supporting a wide range of sustainable living educational programmes and conservation work. Volunteers are a valued and integral part of Green Hub. Volunteers donate a range of talents and skills to promote sustainable living and assist our daily operation. Green Hub hopes that they can both enjoy and learn from their volunteer experience at Green Hub.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Education programmes and activities
Low carbon catering
Co-op Market
Gardening
Visitor Centre

Requirement:
Hong Kong citizen aged at least 16 and under 65
Appreciate a sustainable lifestyle
Interested in nature and heritage conservation
Good presentation and communication skills
Able to speak fluent Cantonese, basic English and Mandarin
Able to attend Green Hub Volunteer Induction Day are preferred.

Induction Day: The goal of the Induction Day is to provide an orientation for people who want to be a volunteer of the Green Hub. The Induction Day comprises an introduction about the Old Tai Po Police Station heritage revitalization project and its programmes and a guided walk of the Green Hub facilities. Participants will also have the opportunities to undertake sustainable living exercises to increase their own well-being and that of the community from a holistic perspective.

Price:

Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020

Time: 2-4pm

Place: Green Hub, 11 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese

How to apply: Please refer to Chinese Version.

Please contact ghprog@kfbg.org for further questions or information.

About Green Hub: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) was selected by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2010 to transform the heritage site, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, into a “Green Hub for Sustainable Living” under Batch II of the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” (Revitalisation Scheme).

The Green Hub has reimagined the Old Tai Po Police Station, a Grade 1 listed historic building built in 1899, to demonstrate how we can live sustainably while at the same time respecting nature and respecting each other.

Visitors are invited to enjoy Green Hub’s locally-sourced, healthy food; join one of Green Hub’s transformative educational courses; learn about community events; engage with a network of community members who care about living lightly on our planet; and experience the beauty of this tranquil heritage site.

The Green Hub offers solutions to the challenges facing us in finding harmony with the natural world. Such challenges include the widespread disconnection between people and nature, over-population, an economic order that demands limitless growth, and over-exploits biodiversity and resources, causing the collapse of ecosystems, runaway climate change, and endangers our food security.

Green Hub’s role is to “help people help themselves” by seeking a lifestyle in tune with nature and with their local community, and for us all to lead lower-carbon lives.

Volunteer with Youth Diabetes Action

Living with diabetes can be a financial strain, particularly in low-income families—four blood tests and four insulin injections are required daily. Support Youth Diabetes Action to ensure no child gets left behind because of this illness.

Youth Diabetes Action (YDA) is a charity established in 2001, dedicated to supporting children and adolescents with diabetes and their families in Hong Kong.

Services:
Education and Community
– Diabetes seminars and workshops
– Diabetes School Care Plan
– Hong Kong Childhood Diabetes Registry
– Blue November
– Advocating for children with diabetes
YDA Today

Financial and Medical Support
– Financial Assistance Programme
– Flame of Hope Scholarship

Care Support (This project is supported by The Community Chest)
– Mentoring
– Parent Sharing
– Children and Youth Programmes
– Family Events

Volunteer: YDA is always in need of reliable volunteers to help with general operation and administration, as well as with different occasions like member activities and fundraising events. An example of a fun member activity is the upcoming Cartoon Rice Dumpling making workshop on 18 January.

To register as a volunteer, download the registration form here

For more information please email support@yda.org.hk

New Year Beach Cleanup! 26 Jan


Join Green Hour for their first clean up drive of 2020, the first in the Year of the Rat in Sham Tseng. There will be plenty of fun with music, games and more!

Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

Time: 10am-3pm

Place: Sham Tseng
18 Castle Peak Road (Tsing Lung Tau)
Opposite Sea Crest Villa Phase 3

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

About Green Hour: Green Hour is a local organisation dedicated to fighting the war against waste in Hong Kong through several initiatives. Through bread run programmes, Green Hour 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!

Plastic Free Seas Volunteer Recruitment


Do you want to help save the ocean and the marine animals? Are you passionate about reducing our plastic consumption here in HK?

Plastic Free Seas is recruiting volunteers who want help lead beach cleanups and/or to get involved in their community outreach. English speaking and bilingual (English/Cantonese) volunteers who are available on weekdays and maybe weekends are welcome. Plastic Free Seas will be conducting 2 one-day training sessions this month. The morning session will be held at their office in Sheung Wan, and after lunch you will head to a beach (location yet to be determined) for on-site training. Plastic Free Seas is looking for both adults and teenager volunteers. Minimum age is 15.

Rundown of the day:
10:30am – 12:30pm (in office training)
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch (Please bring your own lunch, no single-use plastic packaging please)
1:00pm – 3:30pm (Beach training)

Further information on what to wear and bring will be shared by email.

Join Plastic Free Seas! Be part of the local solution for this global problem!

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact Mimi at mimi@plasticfreeseas.org

Date:
Training session #1: Friday, January 17, 2020
Training session #2: Thursday, January 23, 2020
(Both sessions will be conducted in English)
Please indicate the date you would like to attend.

Time: 10:30am– 3:30pm

Place: 21/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre
23-29 Wing Wo St.
Sheung Wan (MTR Exit E2)

About Plastic Free Seas: Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.