Tag Archives: volunteering

Beach Clean & Dolphin Watch 20 Apr

9 Apr


Celebrate Earth Day! Head out to the Soko Islands to clean a beach and try spotting dolphins or endangered finless porpoises along the way.

These environmental NGOs will discuss ideas for going plastic-free and creating a circular economy with you, so plenty to learn, stop plastic from entering our oceans, is there a better way to celebrate Earth Day?

Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019

Time: 9:30am – 5pm

Place: Tung Chung MTR Exit C (meet at 9:30am)

Price: $850 adults / $650 children (5-18 years)

Email dana@plasticfreeseas.org for more details!

About Ark Eden: Ark Eden presents Lantau Island as a living, world-class natural environmental wonder within China and Asia and suggests how its natural assets can be used to benefit education, local communities, Hong Kong residents and overseas visitors — all of us.

Ark Eden aims to preserve the island’s ecological, geographical, historical and cultural heritage by following a sustainable lifestyle and by providing inspiring educational and eco-tourism opportunities for children, adults, residents and tourists.

They do this through a series of integrated workshops, field trips and camps designed to lead every participant towards a better understanding of the environment and what everyone’s role is in conservation, preservation and sustainability.

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

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English Speaking Guides & Brownies needs Volunteers

5 Apr


The English Speaking Bauhinia Division of the Hong Kong Girl Guide Association (HKGGA) provides a Guiding experience to all girls in HK ages 7-15 whose medium of language is English. The Bauhinia Division follows the HKGGA programme, shares activities with HKGGA and is supported by HKGGA. Their 60 strong volunteer adult leader body and their girls come from all corners of the world.

The English Speaking Girl Guides and Brownies of Hong Kong give girls a place where they can be themselves and share the experience of growing up as a girl in today’s world.

The English Speaking Girl Guides and Brownies of Hong Kong provides a safe, non-judgmental environment where girls can explore the issues they care about whilst having fun, enjoying new experiences and learning vital skills.

Being a member of the Girl Guides builds a girl’s confidence, raises her aspirations and gives her the chance to discover her full potential, whilst becoming a force for good.

Volunteer: The English Speaking Girl Guides and Brownies of Hong Kong welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, and faiths to join them as leaders. No previous guiding experience is necessary as they provide a full training scheme for all new leaders.

Brownies and Guides can only do all the amazing things they can (think camping, hiking, star-gazing, outdoor cooking, inventing, performing, craft making…) with the support of their leaders, who plan, organise and run the weekly meetings.

To find out more, please email contact@englishspeakingguides.org.hk

Serve-a-thon Hong Kong 2019

1 Apr


Hong Kong’s Inconvenient Truth:
Despite Hong Kong’s wealth, nearly 15 per cent of residents lack the ability to meet their most basic needs. At greatest risk are those unable to stand up for themselves, without a voice. There are more than 9,000 non-profit organizations in Hong Kong dedicated to supporting some of these groups most in need. Many of them depend on the support of volunteers to make their programs possible. Serve-a-thon helps to address this need and provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for those willing to serve.

Hong Kong’s ‘community service week‘ brings together NGOs, corporates, schools, civic organizations, government and media to roll up their sleeves and volunteer. The aim is to raise public awareness around the importance of community service to help address social issues. Join HandsOn Hong Kong May 4th through 12th 2019!

Serve-a-thon 2018 mobilized the community to give more than 6,200 hours of their time to support 18,000+ of Hong Kong’s most in need, addressing issues such as poverty, education, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, environmental conservation and more.

Why Volunteer? Join Hong Kong’s community service marathon and be part of this important initiative that gives back to the community:
* Learn more about Hong Kong’s pressing social issues
* Familiarize yourself with Hong Kong’s vibrant NGO sector and its valuable work serving those in need
* Sample different types of volunteer activities at different times of the week
* Participation is FREE for individuals and groups
* All volunteer hours will be counted and collectively reported following Serve-a-thon

Register Now!
Volunteer as a group:
* Click on their calendar and select the activity of your choice on a day and time convenient to your team
* If you are not already a member, please join and wait for your membership confirmation email
* Invite team members to join the selected activity (they will each need to register)
* Once registered, you will each receive an email confirming your activity

Volunteer as an individual:
* Click on their calendar and select the activity of your choice on a day and time convenient for you
* If you are not already a member, please join and wait for your membership confirmation email
* Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your activity

Please note:
* Sign ups for activities are taken on a first come, first served basis
* Registration is free to individuals or small groups (families, friends, schools, civic organizations)
* Corporations are required to follow the corporate registration procedure

Date: Saturday, May 4th — Sunday, May 12th 2019

For more information:
Telephone
852-2481-8092 (For NGOs and individual volunteers)
852-2815-2558 (For corporates)
Email
serveathonhk@handsonhongkong.org

About HandsOn Hong Kong: HandsOn Hong Kong is a registered charity whose mission is to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs through volunteer services. Their team develops service programs to help local, under-served non-profit organizations and connects them with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission. Each month, HandsOn organizes more than 100 volunteer activities as a free public service, supporting their 90+ NGO partners who focus on causes such as alleviating poverty, educating children, assisting the elderly, empowering people with disabilities, feeding the poor, supporting animal welfare, environmental conservation and more. They also help companies achieve CSR and community engagement objectives by developing bespoke volunteer programs for employees.

Tai Wai Plog – 13 Apr

24 Mar


Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.

Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, that is no secret.

Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free HK and HK Ploggers’ goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through urban cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

You will be plogging for approximately an hour and a half. You will meet at the Island School Tai Wai Campus in Sun Chui Estate, running around 8km, followed by a short group discussion.

Reusable bags and gloves will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own.

DISCLAIMER:

Participating in a plog, whether in the countryside or a busy urban area, could potentially lead to injury. HK Ploggers are not responsible for any injuries cause during runs, and individuals are responsible for themselves. If you have any underlying medical conditions, please make them known before the plog. You must have medical clearance from your doctor before you engage in any exercise program, and plogging is no different.

It is not HK Ploggers‘ intent for anyone to get hurt or injured during their events. When you join a plog, you accept responsibility for all your injuries, illnesses, mishaps, including but not limited to the above items mentioned. When you attend an event, you waive and release HK Ploggers and any other co-organiser, their members and sponsors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of your participation in any events.

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019

Time: 11am – 1pm

Place: Sun Chui Estate, 2 Chui Tin Street, New Territories

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

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

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.

Lamma Island Hike Cleanup – 14 April

16 Mar


Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, that is no secret. Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free HK’s goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through urban cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

This time you will be doing something different. A group hike across Lamma island, where you will then finish at a beach, clean up and have a little party.

HK Ploggers and collaborating organisations are working with Helper Choice for this clean up event, which is an amazing organisation working connecting 200,000+ of employers and domestic helpers directly and ethically. This is not their first time working on a clean up event, and many of their members are amazing individuals.

The event will begin at 11:00. There is a ferry at both 10:00 and 10:30 to Yung Shue Wan that takes you directly to the ferry. You will begin with your hike of the island, finishing up at the beach.

Reusable bags and gloves will be provided to anyone who RSVP’s, however please feel free to bring your own.

Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019

Time: 11am – 3pm

Place: Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier

Registration: To register for this plog, please follow this link

For enquiries, please email hkploggers@gmail.com

Disclaimer:
For those participating in a plog, hike or any other event organised by HK Ploggers and collaborating organisations, whether in the countryside or a busy urban area, could potentially lead to injury. HK Ploggers and its partners are not responsible for any injuries cause during events and individuals are responsible for themselves. If you have any underlying medical conditions, please make them known before. You must have medical clearance from your doctor before you engage in any exercise program, and plogging is no different.

When you attend an event, you waive and release HK Ploggers and any other co-organiser, their members and sponsors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of your participation in any events.

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

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.

Volunteer for the Rainbow Project

8 Mar

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a group of neuron-developmental impairments. People suffer from ASD usually shows different degrees of deficit in social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, repetitive and stereotyped behaviour, such as rocking back-and-forth, repeating others’ speech or with obsessive interest.

Research indicates that the signs of Autism can emerge at the age of 18 months to the age of three, and, these symptoms, whether mild or severe, are incurable and could affect people for the rest of their lives.

Founded in 1999 by a group of concerned parents, educators, and professionals, Rainbow Project is a local charitable organisation set up in Hong Kong. They provide English medium special education service, bilingual (English or Cantonese) occupation therapy and speech therapy to children (age 3 to 11) who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other special education needs. Aside from that, the Rainbow Project also conducts workshops and training at their learning centre and gives talks on Autism at mainstream schools to raise the awareness of Autism.

Volunteer opportunities: Rainbow Project welcomes volunteers to help them with various projects. Are you good at dealing with children and you want to help during a field trip? Do you know how to build or maintain a website and you have some spare time? Do you want to help Rainbow Project paint a wall or do you know how to fix a chair? Get in touch – Rainbow Project values the help of their volunteers as part of their community program to raise awareness of autism.
– IT support
– Classroom Assistant
– Photographer/Videographer
– Events and Outing Helper
For more information about volunteering opportunities, please give Rainbow Project a call at (852) 2548 7123 or email: rainbow@rainbowproject.org

St Patrick’s Day Plog – 17 Mar

4 Mar


Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.

Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, that is no secret.

Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.

Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.

Waste Free HK’s goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through urban cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, you will be plogging and then grabbing some food and drinks on March 17th. The plog will take place in Sai Wan Ho. You will meet at Sai Wan Ho Sports Centre and be running around 10km, after which there will be an opportunity to clean up at the sports centre, followed by grabbing dinner and drinks.

More information on how to get to the sports centre as well as facilities available, you can check here

Reusable bags and gloves will be provided, however, please feel free to bring your own.

You can view/download the route map here

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019

Time: 12 – 3pm

Place: Sai Wan Ho Sports Centre, 111 Shaukeiwan Road, Sai Wan Ho

Registration: To register for this plog, please follow this link

For enquiries, please email hkploggers@gmail.com

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

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.