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Volunteer Opportunities

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Rice Packing For The Elderly

Registration for this program is FULL. We are working on scheduling more sessions of this rice packing program. Please visit our website and join our mailing list to get updated information.   

NGO: J Life Foundation provides poverty relief to underprivileged communities in Sham Shui Po, focusing on helping support basic needs of families.

 

Date:

30th January, 2021 (Saturday)

Time:

Shift 1: 9:00am – 10:15am  FULL

Shift 2: 10:30am – 11:45am FULL

Where: President’s Room and State Rooms, Town Club

Hosts: American Club Foundation

Activity: As we prepare for Chinese New Year, join us to help put food on the tables of the needy. Three in 10 elderly people in Hong Kong live in poverty and many depend on charitable food donations.  

The American Club Foundation is partnering with J Life Foundation, an NGO that supports the elderly and impoverished in Sham Shui Po, to deliver rice to the elderly for Chinese New Year.  

Join us at the Town Club as we work together to pack the rice for delivery and make a difference in someone’s life this Chinese New Year!  This activity is suitable for the whole family.

Strict social distancing measures will be adhered to and masks will be required during the activity.  This activity is subject to any changes in Hong Kong Government COVID restrictions.

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Bring Me A Book Reading Session and Easter Party

 

NGO: Bring Me A Book Hong Kong (BMAB) envisions a Hong Kong in which every child is read to, strengthening family and community bonds and creating a love of learning.

Dates:

27th February 2021 (Saturday)

6th March 2021 (Saturday)

13th March 2021 (Saturday)

20th March 2021 (Saturday)

3rd April (Saturday, Easter Party)

Time:

27th February, 6th March, 13th March, 20th March – 16:00-17:30

3rd April (Easter Party) – 14:00-16:30

Where:

27th February, 6th March, 13th March, 20th March – Zoom

3rd April – TBD

Hosts: St. James’ Settlement Jockey Club Chai Wan Integrated Services Centre

Materials: Laptop/tablet, earphone with microphone

Activity: During each of the volunteer sessions (dates above), volunteers will read three picture books and interact with a group of children aged 7-10.  

The goal is to give the beneficiary children a chance to read English story books and help them learn new English vocabulary.  Children Grade 5 and under are welcome to join in the reading session with an adult.  Children Grade 6 and above are welcome to join the activity independently.

Books should be read in English with explanation in Mandarin or Cantonese.  Chinese translation can be provided by ACF if needed.  The Easter Party will be reading Easter themed books and include Easter arts and crafts to be done with the children.  This activity is subject to any changes in Hong Kong Government COVID restrictions.

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Bring Me A Book Reading Session

Date:

20th March 2021 (Saturday)

Time:

16:00-17:30

Where:

Zoom

Hosts: St. James’ Settlement Jockey Club Chai Wan Integrated Services Centre

Materials: Laptop/tablet, earphone with microphone

Activity: During each of the volunteer sessions (dates above), volunteers will read three picture books and interact with a group of children aged 7-10.  

The goal is to give the beneficiary children a chance to read English story books and help them learn new English vocabulary.  Children Grade 5 and under are welcome to join in the reading session with an adult.  Children Grade 6 and above are welcome to join the activity independently.

Books should be read in English with explanation in Mandarin or Cantonese.  Chinese translation can be provided by ACF if needed.  The Easter Party will be reading Easter themed books and include Easter arts and crafts to be done with the children.  This activity is subject to any changes in Hong Kong Government COVID restrictions.

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Bring Me A Book Reading Easter Party

NGO: Bring Me A Book Hong Kong (BMAB) envisions a Hong Kong in which every child is read to, strengthening family and community bonds and creating a love of learning.

Date: 

3rd April, 2021 (Saturday)

Time:

14:00-16:30

Where:

TBD

Activity: The Easter Party will be reading Easter themed books and include Easter arts and crafts to be done with the children.  This activity is subject to any changes in Hong Kong Government COVID restrictions.

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Food Parcel Packing with Feeding Hong Kong

NGO: Feeding Hong Kong

 

Date:

9 April, 2021 (Friday)

Time:

2:30pm – 5:00pm

Where: Feeding Hong Kong Food Bank in Yao Tong, Kowloon

Hosts: American Club Foundation

Activity: Join us in the fight against food waste and hunger in Hong Kong.  Work in a food bank to pack key staples into food parcels for the underprivileged in our community.  Learn about how Feeding Hong Kong tackles food waste and poverty in Hong Kong through food banking.  Families with children aged 8 and above are welcome.

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Rice Packing For The Elderly  

This session is FULL. You may click on the link below to join the waitlist.

NGO: J Life Foundation provides poverty relief to underprivileged communities in Sham Shui Po, focusing on helping support basic needs of families.

 

Date: Please note new date

25 April, 2021 (Sunday)

Time:

Shift 1: 9:00am – 12:00noon

Location: President’s Room and State Rooms, Town Club

Hosts: American Club Foundation

Activity: Three in ten elderly people in Hong Kong live in poverty and many depend on charitable food donations.  After the success of the first rice packing event, the American Club Foundation is partnering with J Life Foundation again to deliver rice to the elderly and impoverished in Sham Shui Po. Join us at the Town Club as we work together to pack rice for delivery. This activity is suitable for the whole family. Please contact Janet at programs@acfhk.org with any questions.

Strict social distancing measures will be adhered to and masks will be required during the activity.  This activity is subject to any changes in Hong Kong Government COVID restrictions.

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Care Package Delivery for Serve-A-Thon Hong Kong

 

May 8-16, 2021 is HandsOn Hong Kong's Serve-A-Thon week - a time when the city's volunteers are united in service. The American Club Foundation is a proud sponsor of this event.  Join us to assemble special care packages of food and hygiene items and deliver them to the doorsteps of those struggling to make ends meet.These care packages are needed now more than ever because of the pandemic.Children must be 10 or older to participate and each child must be accompanied by an adult.

NGO Partner: Hands-On Hong Kong

Date: 8 May  2021 (Saturday)

Time: 10:15am - 12:30pm

Location: The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Martha Baker Social Centre for the Elderly, G/F, Sheung Yat House, Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

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Hands On Hong Kong 2021 Serve-A-Thon

Additional Volunteer Projects

 

HandsOn Hong Kong Serve-a-thon is a week long call to action for people to volunteer to support the community.  In addition to the event that we are hosting above, HandsOn Hong Kong is offering many other volunteer projects for that week.

 

Please visit their website to find other volunteer projects for the week of May 8-16, 2021.

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Joyful Link Mentorship Program

Participation in all six sessions is mandatory. Ideally, volunteers should speak Cantonese or Mandarin & English. Please contact programs@acfhk.org with any questions. This session is FULL.

NGO Partner: St. James Settlement Jockey Club Chai Wan Integrated Services Centre

Dates/Time:

10th April 2021 (Saturday)/4pm - 6pm

17th April 2021 (Saturday)/4pm - 6pm

24th April 2021 (Saturday)/3pm - 6pm

8th May 2021 (Saturday)/3pm - 6pm

15th May 2021 (Saturday)/4pm - 6pm

22nd May 2021 (Saturday)/4pm - 6pm

Location:

Over Zoom or in Chai Wan

Activity: Mentor and teach English to children aged 6-12 from underprivileged families.  Over six Saturday afternoons, volunteers will build relationships with their mentees through playing games, doing arts and crafts and chatting in English.  The children lack the opportunity to practice speaking English so this will be the perfect opportunity for them to boost their English skills. Participation in all six sessions is mandatory. Families welcome and kids age 15 and above can participate on their own.  

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Sustainability Series: Upcycling Workshop
Saturday, June 19 10:00am-12:00noon


St. James Settlement Jockey Club Upcycling Centre, Wanchai

Join us for a morning workshop where we will art jam and create unique upcycled coasters made from recycled plastic bottles and other leftovers donated by corporations and other organizations.  Plastics are choking our oceans, coasts and trails at an alarming rate and this event encourages participants to arouse their creativity, embrace “green” design and raise awareness of environmental protection needs.  Kids 8 and above are welcome!

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Sustainability Series: Take Action for Clean Air

Wednesday June 23, Zoom
5:00pm-6:00pm

Air pollution has been called “a pandemic in slow motion” by our panel speaker, Author Beth Gardiner.  Join us for a free and timely discussion centered on air pollution sponsored by The American Club, The American Club Foundation, The American Women’s Association (AWA), AmCham and Hong Kong International School.  Our four speakers will share their expertise and experience taking action to combat air pollution.  They will also review a new local initiative, The Citizen Clean Air Plan, launched by the Clean Air Network.  The program includes actions citizen can take so we can all breathe easier.

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American Club Foundation June Coastal Cleanup Challenge
Anytime in June

Any Beach from our Safe Beach List 

Help Celebrate World Ocean Day throughout June with our Coastal Cleanup Challenge!  Choose a beach (especially from our safe beach list) and conduct a cleanup!  Submit your favorite photos from the cleanup to programs@acfhk.org by July 1.  Photos showing the most unique and largest piece of trash collected will win a small gift!  Do you part to save our seas and create your cleanup plan today!