Volunteer in Hong Kong
By volunteering in Hong Kong you will get to be far more than your average tourist, mix with locals and get a rewarding experience like no other. Find structured, free & low cost volunteer opportunities in Hong Kong with international and local charities, NGO's, non-profit organisations and animal sanctuaries.
Volunteer Programs in Hong Kong
How to Volunteer in Hong Kong for Foreigners
By applying this is an amazing way to spend a short break or a gap year in Hong Kong. Most local volunteer organisations in Hong Kong usually require a 1 week+ commitment from participants but there are shorter durations available too. If you are really short on time you might want to do a day visit to check the incredible work happening or even give a donation.
Types of Programs
- Community Development
- Eco tourism and nature conservation
- Animal rescue and rehabilitiation
There are so many rewarding and exciting placements available with children and youngsters in Hong Kong including coaching sports like football and basketball, helping at schools, working on care and communtiy projects. Projects are located throughout Hong Kong, this country is only small and getting around is fairly easy.
Most local staff speak English but it is recommended you try to learn some basic Cantonese words and phrases. Some organisations only accept fluent Cantonese speakers but it really depends on the nature of the project. It would be a shame to be in Hong Kong working alongside local people and not knowing any of the local language so you might want to buy a phrase book, book language lessons in China or learn online. Knowing just a few basic phrases will make a huge difference especially if you are going to be working with people.
Eligibility & How to Apply
Usually you will need to be aged 18+ to apply but some organisations accept younger volunteers and also families. There are local organisations who offer volunteer projects in Hong Kong, you can contact these via our website.