Here is a list of sites where you can find a number of different volunteer opportunities in Hong Kong, including
Ark Eden Foundation – Eco Team, Project Team Leader, various conservation projects
The Asia Society Hong Kong Center – Hong Kong citizens (holders of Hong Kong Permanent ID card) who reach the age of 18 and can speak fluent English, Cantonese and/or Mandarin are welcome to volunteer as Gallery Docents, Heritage Campus Tour Guides, Website Event-Writers, Office and Event Volunteers
The Child Development Centre – provides tailored early intervention for all children with developmental or special educational needs delivered by a dedicated team of skilled professionals. Volunteer interpreters are needed in the English programmes to help with meeting families and from time-to-time with written translation.
Children’s Heart Foundation – help children suffering from congenital heart diseases by providing childrens’ services including story-telling, ward/home visit, tuition and helping at children’s outings, help organize large scale fundraising events and with back-up work at the CHF office
China Coast Community – Care home for English-speaking elderly residents requiring volunteers to help with days out, craft workshops and professional services such as hairdressing and physical therapy.
Christian Action – Christian Action provides pro-bono legal and psychosocial help; offers abused domestic helpers refuge in safe shelters and provides a wide range of other services. Christian Action offers a variety of opportunities for you to be involved in their programs.
The Conservancy Association – seeking volunteers to help with clerical work, fundraising, green activities, IT support, recruitment, and design
Crossroads – sorting donated goods for distribution
Feeding Hong Kong – seeking drivers, assistants for food collection and warehouse sorting
Foodlink Foundation Limited – Chinese translator, referrals to donors or recipients, marketing & public relations, events committee, graphic design
The French Chamber Foundation – operates The Lunch Club that serves low cost meals to low income workers in Hong Kong. Help serve meals or take part in talks or activities.
Hands On – volunteering at various charities including old age homes, after-school tutoring etc.
Hong Kong Alley Cats – foster new born kittens (who need bottle feeding), young cats or older kittens, or FIV positive cats
Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation – patient support, helping out at fundraising events and public education activities, volunteering at home, providing services such as translation, editing, proofreading and design work, and administrative support
Hong Kong Dog Rescue – volunteer dog walker
The Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (“HKRAC”) – volunteer caseworkers, interpreters, development & fundraising, event planning, press & publicity, information technologists
The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong) – join their Roots & Shoots youth programme
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden – help protect Hong Kong and Mainland China’s biodiversity while motivating people to act to care for our natural environment by devoting some time to environmental education and conservation, helping in various types of education programmes and to, generally assist with outdoor work.
Kely Support Group – Looking for volunteers to help KELY’s programme planning and implementation, workshops, hotline services, events implementation as well as their administrative work.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – field workers on MSF missions
People’s Food Bank – People’s Food Bank needs your help to help the poor of Hong Kong. Volunteer services needed include: Food Drive / Fund-raising, Re-packing Food, Visiting, Logistics, Editing & Publishing, Research / Survey, Translation, Volunteer of planning & Organization. And children & youth volunteers are welcome.
Orbis Hong Kong – medical volunteers, clerical, fundraising, technical
Riding for the Disabled – RDA runs weekly horse riding lessons for disabled children and adults, operating out of Jockey Club riding schools in Pokfulam, Tuen Mun and Sheung Shui. The RDA welcomes volunteers of any age or background. Riding experience or knowledge of horses is an advantage, but is not essential. In fact, training is provided. The group needs volunteers to help with riding lessons, but also behind the scenes on the administrative side.
Ronald McDonald House – volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House as a weekly volunteer, housekeeping volunteer, relief volunteer, editor, in fundraising and special events. Volunteers should be aged 16 years old and above.
Sedan Chair Charities Fund – organiser of the annual Sedan Chair Race seeks volunteers to help with general administration, volunteers during the race including: timekeepers, race marshal, crowd control etc., and bazaar volunteers
Society for the Relief of Disabled Children – seeking volunteers for administration, fundraising, photography, web design, project planning & organisation, translation, accounting, etc.
SPCA – Volunteers welcome to help with a range of work including dog walking, animal care support, humane education, kennel keepers and to help find permanent homes for the animals.
UNHCR – clerical support, translation, writing, editing and design work that you can work at home, assist in event activities, and provide the UNHCR with your professional advice in public relations or co-organise event for the UNHCR
UNICEF Hong Kong – event preparation, sorting Change for Good donated currencies, general office support, outdoor services and professional services
Very Hong Kong – A different kind of volunteering. If you like organizing parties, events in unconventional spaces, this one is for you. Very Hong Kong is the city’s first independent, annual programme with a mix of community-founded arts, culture, food, lifestyle, sport and design events, held in various public spaces in the city.
The Warehouse Teenage Club – Are you interested in supporting youth development? The Warehouse Teenage Club needs volunteers to help with programme implementation, office work, design, public relations and IT technical support.
World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong – help raise cancer awareness by volunteering at fundraising events, distributing promotion materials or helping with office administration work
WWF-Hong Kong – office assistance, fundraising and field work
If you have an organisation in need of volunteers, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list.