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 Coordinatores, Children and Families Events Coordinator, Translator (Cantonese), and Copy Writer.
Ark Eden Foundation – Eco Team, Project Team Leader, various conservation projects
Asia Art Archive – seeks undergraduate and graduate students from both local and international schools for full-time summer internships and part-time fall internships.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Life Buddies – become a Mentor to be a role model for young people
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – field workers on MSF missions
Mother’s Choice – Foster a child through their Project Bridge programme
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
If you have an organisation in need of volunteers, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list.