June 2018

Top 10 Family Volunteering Opportunities
Giving Back...Family Style!

Enjoy a rewarding and memorable holiday season this year that money simply can’t buy. Caring for our community can start young with mommy and daddy as role models. Donate your time and touch another’s heart whether you help packing warm meals, visit handicapped children, or foster a pet and more – take your pick!

1.  Serve-A-Thon Hong Kong 2018

Join in this one week volunteering marathon event and help the needies.  As one of the largest volunteering event in Hong Kong, it brings together NGOs, coprorates, schools and civic organisations to take time and give back to the comunity while raising the community's awarenss on importnat social issues in Hong Kong. 

WHEN: May 5-13, 2018.

WHO: All are welcome! Sign up as a group, or join individually. 

HOW: www.serveathonhk.org.hk/

2.  Kids4Kids Budding Reading Programs:  

Families wishing to share their love of reading with kids from low income families are welcome to  join the Family Volunteering Program. Family Volunteering is a great way for parents, guardians and children over 6 years of age to get involved in a meaningful weekend activity together and enjoy the value of helping others. Training sessions are held at a Kids4Kids   workspace. The training will cover basic reading skills, introduce the background of beneficiaries, their characteristics, and roles and responsibilities of volunteers.

WHEN:  Ongoing.

WHO:  Kids age 8 or above and their families.

HOW:  Click here to get involved.  You can also email brp@kids4kids.org.hk for more information. 


3.  Sponsor A Child @ OneSky (formerly Half The Sky)

Families can sponsor an orphan or rural village child in China.  This is a great way to give back on a global scale while allowing the kids to understand something they can relate too as well - kids!

WHEN:  Ongoing.

WHO:  All ages.

HOW:  Email donateHK@halfthesky.org or click here.

4.  International Volunteer Day 

Get involved in this meaningful day with the whole family!  The Agency for Volunteer Service is celebrating the International Volunteer Day on December 5, 2017 by encouraging people to share their volunteer stories online. Use the hashtag #125IVD for a chance to be featured on the United Nations' "Volunteer 2030" website.  Check out the 101 ways of giving back to the community, show your care to our community and be the change now. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

WHO:  All ages.

HOW:  There are 101 ways to get invovled. Check out details here.


5.  IKEA - Soft Toy Drawing Competition 2017:

While their drawing contest has finished, 

WHEN:  November 5- 30 2017.  

WHO:  Kids age 12 or below. 

HOW:  Send your application form and art work to Ikea, 7/F, Tower 1  Sha Tin.  Grand Central Plaza, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong (Subject: Soft Toy Drawing Competition 2017). Click here for details.

6.  Bizzie Bee Craft Kits: 

These cool kits are rockin' Hong Kong this holiday period.  Bizzie Bee is a Hong Kong social enterprise.  Purchase one of their DIY Craft Kits and then have a little fun as a family at home.  All the proceeds will be used to support the underprivileged in Hogn Kong.  You can explain to the kids why the activity is important, where donations go, and let them soak in the giving back vibe.  Help the others through play! 

WHEN:  ongoing. Buy now! 

WHO:  All ages.

HOW:  http://www.bizziebee.org


7.  Volunteer At Food Angel Kitchens @ Food Angel:

Volunteer your morning or afternoon to pack hot meals with these angels at their central kitchen in Chai Wan or Sham Shui Po. Made using surplus ingredients, the meals get served to underprivileged communities in HK. Their website lists daily volunteer vacancies for kids aged 16 and up, register online. If you have little ones, sign up to be a Bread Angel to help redistribute edible surplus bread. 

WHEN:  ongoing.

WHO:  Daily activities for teens 16 and up.  Little ones can register for Bread Angel to help redistribute edible surplus bread.

HOW: www.foodangel.org.hk.


8.  Beach Cleanups @ HK Cleanup: 

Kids all love a treasure hunt! Sign up with HKCleanup and invite a family or a crew to join your hunt for trash and recyclables at one of HK’s non-managed beaches that really needs that extra loving care. Once registered, HKCleanup will furnish you with all instructions including drop-off points for your treasures. What other great way to get the kids to pitch-in and learn a thing or two about recycling? And as a reward, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the cleaned beach after!

WHEN:  Ongoing

WHO:  All ages.

HOW: http://www.hkcleanup.org


9. HOPE Worldwide's Great Santa Night Run 

Celebrate Christmas and help raise money to support HOPE worldwide's charity work for the underprivileged in Hong Kong.  Get dressed up as Santa Claus and run for a good cuase- at night!  The family run race is 3km.  Sign up the little ones in the event and compete for the Youngest Santa Claus Award.  Have fun with the whole family in this festive fundraising event.  

WHEN:  December 16, 2017. 

WHO:  Team up and join in the family run.  Maximum 2 participants in the team, formed by one parent and one kid.  

HOW:  Enroll online now.  Details here.

10.  Social Career Online Volunteer Platform 

Go online now - volunteering can't be any easier.   Social Career is a non-profit technology organization providing an online platform for the public to serach for the latest volunteering opporunities in Hong Kong.  Choose according to locations, roles, service date and recipients and find one that suits you best.

WHEN:  ongoing. check online for a variety of volunteer opportunities. 

WHO:  All ages. 

HOW:  www.socialcareer.org


Overseas family volunteering ideas: 

1. Give A Day Global 

Spend a day of your holidays giving back to the local community.  Give A Day Global offers a wide varieties of volunteering family programs in various locations, like South Africa, Thailand, Laos, India and more... Explore more how you can help while you are travelling.

WHEN: ongoing.

WHO: All ages.

HOW: www.giveadayglobal.org/


2. Projects Abroad

Plan a family trip abroad for a good cause.  Teach the kids the concept of giving back through travelling, Projects Abroad provides different volunteer programs for family to join in.  You can also contact them to set up a specific project to accomodate to your family needs and situation.  

WHEN: onging.

WHO: Kids age 4 or above and family.  

HOW: www.projects-abroad.hk/en/volunteer-projects/volunteering-abroad-for-families/


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10 family-friendly volunteer opportunities for kids of all ages in Hong Kong. Celebrate International Volunteer Day, night run for a good cause, clean up a beach, and more!

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