Volunteer with AFHK
As a charitable organisation, all of our work depends upon the extraordinary skills of our volunteers.
From organisation of events and activities at Steering Committee level to the running of events at ground level, volunteers make our organisation work!
We are always looking for member volunteers willing to share their skills and time with us, and any amount of time you can generously give would be greatly appreciated!
TO SUBMIT YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PLEASE FILL THIS FORM.
We will be in touch thereafter!
We are currently specifically looking for volunteers in the following areas:
1/ Monthly Discussion Team Member
The Monthly Discussion (MD) is one of our primary AFHK events. Along with the MD Team Coordinator, the MD Team plans dates and topics to be covered during a given year. There are 7-8 MD meetings from September to May, with 2/3 of them being daytime events (usually on Fridays at lunchtime) and 1/3 being evening events.
Each MD Team Member serves as the designated organizer for 2-3 meetings per year, spearheading the design and marketing for the meeting with administrative assistance provided.
Recruits and liaises with guest speakers, or researches podcasts, articles, videos, and other content related to topics.
Works with the MD Team Coordinator, AFHK Administrative Coordinator and other volunteers on preparation and event logistics.
Helps facilitate occasional Parent Support Meetings.
Assists with room set-up and clean up after MD meetings, helps to greet attendees, introduce speakers, and follows up with any issues afterwards.
Most of the planning work will be done virtually. The yearly MD Planning Calendar on Google Docs lists the MD meetings.
Desired skill set: familiarity with Facebook and other basic Social Media platforms, solid writing and grammar skills, ability to write brief introductions to articles that balance professionalism and accessibility
3/ Foster Care Support Team Members
This position requires attendance at monthly Steering Committee meetings. 2-4 positions; will allocate duties accordingly between the liaisons.
Disseminates updates to AFHK on foster care system changes, trends, and challenges that foster families are facing
Liaises with local Foster Care agencies to share relevant information and feedback between AFHK and the agencies
Stays current on foster-care and foster-related news and issues to share with AFHK team member
Organizes and runs foster parent support groups
Promotes foster care and best practices for foster care within Hong Kong (aspirational)
Work with existing Foster Care Support Team Members (1-2 volunteers, total team of 2-3)
Time Commitment: Variable and flexible, estimated 6-10 hours/month inclusive of Steering Committee meeting attendance and foster parent events.
Desired skill set: Strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills, aware and informed regarding the needs and experiences of foster parents, familiarity with social media. Preferable for at least one of the two Liaisons to be a Cantonese or Mandarin speaker, and for at least one to have existing social connections with foster parents in Hong Kong through an agency, church, or other network. Background in social services, psychology, or mental health support, also beneficial.
Desired skill set: Good communication, interpersonal, and networking skills, interest in learning of the range of needs and experiences of adult adoptees, active in social media, groups, or other means of connecting with adult adoptees.
Reaches out to members who have not been at our events in a while..
Desired skill set: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, organizational skills, good networking skills, ability to learn or use software applications such as Google Docs and databases.
Translate AFHK publicity materials on an ad-hoc basis from English into Chinese.
Check previously translated Chinese materials for accuracy.
Provide translation at limited bilingual events.
If you are interested in taking on all or part of a particular role, or if you have other skills that you think may benefit AFHK, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit your volunteer application HERE.
The Steering Committee