Committed to fighting against COVID-19 – Hand Sanitizer Sharing Scheme for Tenement Buildings in 18 Districts

The name of the “Build & Wish Volunteer Team” has a special meaning. First, the volunteer team hopes to “build” an ideal home environment for elderly living alone and people in need; Second, it hopes to bring “wish” and blessings through parent-child volunteers. Since its establishment in mid-2015, it has a number of projects, including “Optimized Home Furnishing”, “Second-hand Furniture Transfer Service”, “Bugs Control Service”, “Caring Drivers Programme” and “Little but sincere crowd funding”. Since March 2020, the Build & Wish Volunteer Team has launched the project “Hand Sanitizer Sharing Scheme for Tenement Buildings in 18 Districts” during the peak

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DIY Mask by Take a Break

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of funding for epidemic prevention materials, and in particular, masks required by vulnerable groups to stay safe and healthy. In light of the lack of emergency supplies in Hong Kong, Take a Break’s volunteers wish to recruit a group of dedicated volunteers through the Social Career platform to make cloth masks and distribute them to those in need through the "Social Career GIVING" program. All beneficiaries will individuals referred by Social Career’s NGO partners.   Reason for self-initiate the DIY cloth mask project   Last year, Take a Break’s volunteer team implemented

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Social Career Giving – Free, easy access to critical supplies

Social Career, an online volunteering platform, has applied its expertise in the latest information technology to develop a platform that connects different factions of Hong Kong society to support and give back to the community.   As a Hong Kong charity, we are committed to standing by our community during difficult times, including the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the virus, many of our NGO partners’ services have been negatively impacted and hindered, lessening the resources they have to provide much needed supplies and help to Hong Kong's most vulnerable groups.  To assist our NGOs and these groups, Social

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Stay strong and we are all in this fight together against disease

In light of the recent increase in the number of confirmed and suspected Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection cases, a number of our NGO partners have had to postponed/ cancel their service programs in the coming weeks and notified volunteers via email/ phone. Please contact the organizing NGO directly if you are unsure whether you are required to attend the service.   The health and safety of our volunteers and service recipients is our top priority. We appreciate your support at this challenging time for our NGO partners and the vulnerable groups in the city. Besides participating in service programs, you can initiate projects that

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The SC Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities – 2019 Week 2

Volunteer Translator: Stella   Have you started working on your new year volunteering plan yet? If you are using our Social Career app, you will realize it is not a tough task at all! How so? Our app will save your volunteering records automatically and create a “Social CV” for you.   Whenever you sign up for a volunteer event on the Social Career volunteer service platform and attend as scheduled, the volunteering hours will then automatically display on your Social CV and in chronological order once confirmed by the recruitment agency. You can also find the whole accumulated hours of

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Help Me See 香港助視會

Why should we be concerned about cataract?

Volunteer Translator: Yam Cheung; Volunteer Photographer: Ms Cheung   Cataract is not a serious health issue in Hong Kong, but it is the most common cause of blindness in many developing countries like China and India. HelpMeSee (founded in 2010) is a US-based nonprofit organization which aims to train doctors for performing manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS). It is a solution to improve the conditions of numerous cataract patients in developing countries. The cost of MSICS is less than phacoemulsification. Nevertheless, they are facing several difficulties. For example, the communication barrier and labor shortage existed in poor and remote

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