Here is a list of sites where you can find a number of different volunteer opportunities in Hong Kong. For current volunteer opportunities and charity events, please go to the blog page.
852 Freedom Campaign – Play an active role in fighting human slavery by using your skills and abilities to raise awareness, funding and new initiatives.
Adoptive Families of Hong Kong (AFHK) – Adoptive Families of Hong Kong (AFHK) is a non-profit volunteer-run charitable organisation made up of people connected by the common experience of adoption. AFHK is looking for Adult Adoptee Coordinators, Children and Families Events Coordinator, Translator (Cantonese), and Copy Writer.
AIDS Concern – Join AIDS Concern in their volunteer work in AIDS prevention education and related activities, to help fulfil for their TRIPLE ZERO Mission (ZERO new infections, ZERO AIDS related death and ZERO stigma for people living with HIV) in the community.
Angels for Orphans – Angels for Orphans currently raises awareness and funds for charities in Hong Kong, Cambodia and Indonesia that work tirelessly on the ground to improve the lives of the many children in their care. If you are organised, dedicated, full of energy, passionate about the future of children, an expert in your industry, and with time on your hands, then Angels for Orphans needs you.
Animals Asia Foundation – Volunteer and help stop animal cruelty
Ark Eden Foundation – Eco Team, Project Team Leader, various conservation projects
Art in Hospital – volunteer to serve the needy through therapeutic art creation, and promote through art in a caring community and develop hospital art in Hong Kong.
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
Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women – Support victims of sexual violence as well as to promote anti-sexual violence/gender equality education.
Autism Partnership Foundation is committed to making a difference in the life of individuals with autism – 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.
Beyond Vision Projects – Volunteer and help people who have visual impairments have an equal opportunity to experience art and culture, heritage and historical venues.
Bring Me A Book – become a trained storyteller for storytelling sessions at community centres and libraries, help make plastic covers for books, contribute new content for their website and social media platforms, create and manage a storytelling programme in the community
Cause Corps – meet passionate volunteers, engage in fun activities whilst doing good via direct action at micro-volunteering events. Children accompanied by adults welcome.
Changing Young Lives Foundation seeks volunteers to help with a number of services and activities including tutoring, mentoring, skill coaching & training and also fundraising, survey & research, etc.
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
Child Welfare Scheme – The Child Welfare Scheme empowers the Nepalese people to change the lives of their most deprived children and women. Support them by being an event volunteer, office volunteer or volunteering in Nepal.
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.
Clean Air Network – volunteer to assist in campaigns, managing social media and on-site investigation and help improve air quality in Hong Kong
Clean the World – help recycle hotel soaps by pre-sorting hygiene products for recycling or packing them for distribution
The Conservancy Association – seeking volunteers to help with clerical work, fundraising, green activities, IT support, recruitment, and design
Crossroads – sorting donated goods for distribution
e-Farm – Learning-by-doing, at the farm. Try your hand at caring for animals, growing veggies, engaging kids in the natural world. Volunteers receive training and guidance, and the chance to get your hands dirty!
Earthwatch Hong Kong – intern or volunteer and work with a diverse group of individuals, organisations and companies to engage and inspire people to change the way they live and work and to contribute towards preserving the planet.
Feeding Hong Kong – seeking drivers, assistants for food collection and warehouse sorting
Food Angel – Volunteer at one of their two kitchens in Chai Wan and Sham Shui Po where you can help prepare meal boxes for underprivileged communities in Hong Kong
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.
Green Hub – 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. Volunteer opportunities include: – assisting with education programmes and activities, low carbon catering, helping out at the Co-op Market, gardening, and at the Visitor Centre.
Green Monday – help promote a green, healthy and sustainable living and reduce carbon footprint and improve health by giving up meat for just one day per week.
Green Power – promote environmental education
Go Eco – go abroad on ethical volunteer projects
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong – help low income families, the elderly and the physically disabled by providing free house repairing and cleaning services.
Hands On – volunteering at various charities including old age homes, after-school tutoring etc.
Hans Anderson Club – Establishing harmonious parent-child relationship through storytelling and creative games. Volunteer and help run operations and events, including paired-reading, story-writing, storytelling, drama, art & design, promotion & publicity, editorial & publishing etc. All ages 15 and above are welcome.
Harmony House – Harmony House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing preventive, remedial and developmental programs and services for individuals, families and communities affected by, or at risk of domestic violence. As a volunteer, you can be part of one of the most proactively altruistic organizations in the city.
Health in Action – seeks professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, lawyers and more to volunteer and provide community health services to the underprivileged, asylum seekers and refugees.
Heifer International – help impoverished families and communities in Mainland China become more self-reliant
Helpers for Domestic Helpers – HDH helps domestic helpers get access justice and provided them with free advice and support. They seek volunteers to help them continue this important work and they are especially keen to hear from volunteers who have the following skills and experience: Grant Writing, Advocacy, Translation (especially Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Malagasi, Cantonese or Mandarin), Office Administration, Fundraising, Event Management, Media, PR or Communication
HER Fund – help promote human rights for all women
HKwalls – HKwalls is a non-profit arts organisation that aims to create opportunities for local and international artists to showcase their talent in Hong Kong and internationally through the mediums of street art and street culture. Support HKwalls by donating space, equipment etc.
Hong Kong Alley Cats – foster new born kittens (who need bottle feeding), young cats or older kittens, or FIV positive cats
Hong Kong Alliance for Rare Diseases – volunteer at various events and activities to promote community awareness and support for rare disease patients and families
Hong Kong Arts Centre – Hong Kong Arts Centre is Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations. Volunteer and help with events and programmes and provide administrative support.
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
Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society – HKDCS relies largely on volunteers to carry out research, educational programmes and administrative work. Help conserve the Chinese white dolphin.
Hong Kong Society for the Blind – Help with their flag day appeals and their walkathon and support the Hong Kong Society for the Blind providing comprehensive services for the blind and visually impaired population in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability – Help people with intellectual disabilities develop their full potential in sports
The Hub – The Hub welcomes volunteers to help with homework guidance, household visits, outdoor activities, assisting with activities and much more. Whether you want to work with children & families, teenagers, women, or new arrivals, there is something for everyone.
i-Future – Volunteer as a Guest Teacher with i-Future and teach students about your profession
ImpactHK – Help ImpactHK do one kind act per month for the homeless in Hong Kong
InspiringHK Sports Foundation – help support underpriveleged youths through sports programmes
The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong) – join their Roots & Shoots youth programme
Justice Centre Hong Kong – Justice Centre Hong Kong is a non-profit human rights organisation working fearlessly to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants: refugees, other people seeking protection, survivors of torture, human trafficking and forced labour. There are numerous opportunities to volunteer with Justice Centre Hong Kong from protection claimant services and research to fundraising and events, design & communications. Most volunteer opportunities require a long-term commitment (usually six months) and the right to work in Hong Kong.
The Young Advocates Programme (YAP) is a unique programme for high school students to gain hands-on experience in a human rights setting, with coaching by Justice Centre Hong Kong staff and an opportunity to develop the skills and experience they need as they start the process of applying for university courses.
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.
Kirsten’s Zoo – Support Kirsten’s Zoo’s volunteer-run animal rescue initiatives by fostering one or more of their rescue dogs or cats.
LAP helps animals in Hong Kong and to bring about the conditions whereby every animal has a good home – Volunteer and help organise events, walk dogs, bottle-feed motherless puppies and kittens, match shelter pets with the right prospective adopters etc.
Lensational – help Lensational empower women through photography by buying their photographs and sharing their website
Light Be, social housing solution – If you specialize in property, leasing service, renovation, maintenance, engineering, tutoring, training, employment opportunity, women work, children work, and various professional sectors, Light Be could use your help.
Life Buddies – become a Mentor to be a role model for young people
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre – Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre offers multi-professional services to anyone diagnosed with cancer, their family members, friends or carers. Maggie’s regular fundraising events and projects always need ‘hands on deck’ to make everything run smoothly. You can also get involved at Maggie’s Centre by looking after the beautiful garden, sorting the library area, or helping with different administration work.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – field workers on MSF missions
Micro Forests – a social enterprise that provides meaningful training and dignified job opportunities to disadvantaged women such as single mothers, new arrivals, and/or women from low income families seeks volunteers to help with a variety of activities in theirs workshops including: babysitting, activities support, help with promotional materials and in joining their outreach programs
Mission Bridge – Become team members of Mission Bridge and help disadvantaged children
Music Children Foundation – tutor an underprivileged child to play a music instrument
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association – People in recovery of mental illness are frequently faced with frustration, confusion, social-stigma as well as self-stigma while they are en route to recovery. Volunteers are their dear supporters, rendering encouragement and loving care that they need in order to overcome the hurdles and regain a life with vitality and dignity.
Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong – Assist in community education and narration events, fundraising and promotional events, provide various professional services, e.g. video taking, translation, writing, designs, marketing, etc, and assist in routine operations and documentary work in office
Pathfinders – Help vulnerable migrant children born in Hong Kong
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.
Playright – Help Playright run their activities and unlock the full potential of our children as individuals
Prisoners’ Friends’ Association (PFA) – Give a service of friendship to prisoners and their families by becoming a prison visitor or a pen friend.
Orbis Hong Kong – medical volunteers, clerical, fundraising, technical
Redress – help reduce waste in the fashion industry
Resolve – Resolve, who believes in a Hong Kong where every voice has a say in its future, is looking for seasoned and committed volunteers and interns passionate about effecting social change to support them in areas like fundraising and development, project management, and communications
ReSource The Counselling Centre – part-time English speaking counselors needed
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.
Soap Cycling – Soap Cycling offers a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for individuals, families and corporate groups to participate directly in saving the lives of young children.
Social Career – looking for one off volunteer opportunities? Download their app
Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care – help to transform the lives of everyone in Hong Kong by advocating hospice and palliative care, and providing bereavement support services.
Society for the Relief of Disabled Children – seeking volunteers for administration, fundraising, photography, web design, project planning & organisation, translation, accounting, etc.
The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention – help provide quality rehabilitation and multifarious service for Hong Kong residents who are charged with a criminal offence, have been convicted of crimes, or released from prisons
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.
Sprouts Foundation – improve the lives of disadvantaged children by teaching a short course or a sport, telling a story, chaperoning a weekend activity or guiding them through school life.
Teen’s Key – help vulnerable teenage girls in Hong Kong who are at high risk of unwanted pregnancies, young mothers, as well as young girls in the sex industry
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
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.
The Women’s Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong seeks volunteers as English instructors, to run skills workshops and to help with events. Limited internships are available very year for individuals interested in learning about gender issues.
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
Youth Diabetes Action (YDA) is a charity established in 2001, dedicated to supporting children and adolescents with diabetes and their families in Hong Kong. Volunteer and help with their membership activities and fundraising events.
If you have an organisation in need of volunteers, please leave a comment and we will add it to the list.