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!
We are currently 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 Liaison
Updating AFHK's Website to ensure that it is inclusive of foster families..
Uploading foster media posts.
Running foster parent support groups
Hosting additional foster events
Collect information and update AFHK on Foster Care system changes, trends, and challenges that foster families are facing.
Liaise with Foster Care agencies
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 to have existing social connections with foster parents in Hong Kong through an agency, church, or other network.
Desired skill set: good communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills, aware and informed regarding the needs and experiences of adult adoptees, active in social media, groups, or other means of connecting with adult adoptees.
Reviews new memberships and welcomes new members.
Develops initiatives to bring in new members and to draw lapsed members back to AFHK.
Shares statistics regarding membership on a regular basis for Steering Committee meetings.
Liaise with the Volunteer Coordinator regarding new members who express interest in volunteering.
Desired skill set: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, detail-oriented with organizational skills, good memory for names and personal details, ability to learn or use software applications such as Google Docs, Excel, 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.
The Steering Committee