Hands On

HandsOn Hong Kong was founded in 2007 and is an affiliate of the international volunteer network, HandsOn Network (HON), headquartered and registered as a nonprofit organization in the United States.

Their mission is two-fold: to help charities meet their volunteer needs and help individuals who want to give back to the community do so in a meaningful way. To accomplish their mission, they partner with local charities to develop volunteer projects and to recruit, train, and manage volunteers and volunteer projects. The types of volunteer projects they organize range from activities with children, such as helping local primary students improve their English skills and providing after-school tutoring to ethnic minority students, to helping the elderly and people with disabilities, to animal welfare, and other areas.

Volunteering: Visit their Latest Opportunities to see what’s currently open.

6 Responses to “Hands On”

  1. max May 28, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    I am a 14 year old student at An ESF school in Hong Kong and would like to help out with after school English conversation programs for youth.

    • hongkongvolunteer May 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Thank you Max for writing. I just post the volunteer opportunities. You will need to contact Hands On directly to see whether they take students of your age as volunteers. You can also reach out to Kids4Kids whose Buddy Reading Program invites volunteers to share their love of reading with underprivileged children from various community centers, schools and learning centers in different local communities. Good luck!

  2. Nargis October 11, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Hi, I would like to ask how you approach and find individual ethnic minority students who are in need. Is it particular centre base or home base. I am non chinese and got many request from EM parents for tutrial help but it’s very difficult to approach suitable volunteer or tutor. Is there any way this team can support. Thanks!

    • hongkongvolunteer November 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      This is not an easy question to answer. You can try reaching out to the Centre for Harmony and Enhancement of Ethnic Minority Residents (CHEER). CHEER is one of the support service centres funded by the Home Affairs Department (HAD) of HKSAR Government to provide accessible services to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Perhaps they can answer your questions.
      http://www.hkcs.org/gcb/cheer/cheer-e.html

  3. Gabi July 30, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Hello, I’m completely new to this so have no idea where to start searching, but would like to ask if there are any volunteering opportunities in nursing homes, care homes or hospices available in Hong Kong at the moment? Thanks very much

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