Volunteer Service Project

VolunTEENs 2019

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi

 

Ever wanted to serve others but didn't have an opportunity?


Or do you want to know more about different parties in our society?

 

VolunTEENs 2019 is the BEST choice for you!

 

In VolunTEENs 2019 (VTS19), we hope to inspire students to be actively concerned about the current social issues and prompt evaluation on current assistance for the under-resourced groups, and most importantly, to guide YOU to devise a service project to give back to society.

Orientation Day:

It is the part in which participants could strengthen the relationship with one another. There would be various ice-breaking games prepared for participants. They would also have the opportunity to understand the daily difficulties of their service targets with several specific tasks or games. In order to promote our Association to students, the Executive Committee would also introduce the background of HKOSA and the rationale of this service programme. The programme is expected to initiate reflection in students. As a contrary at the end of this programme, each participant would be invited to share their first impression towards their assigned target group. The video taking would be followed by a training workshop including guest sharing session. Professional social workers or representatives from NGOs would be invited as host this session. Communication skills and proper strategies would be introduced to participants. It is anticipated that the skills taught could be useful in building a harmonious atmosphere with the service target.  

 

Excursion Series:

In this part, different experience sessions would be arranged to participants for them to gain deeper understandings toward their target groups. They would be given the opportunity to visit different organisations according to their own group. Moreover, there would also be sharing sessions conducted by senior OSArs or experienced volunteers to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills on social service. Experiencing sessions like social service organised by Executive Committee would also be provided.

Self-initiated project: After empowering participants with the basic skills required in social service, the Association would like participants to actualize their learnings by devising a mini-scale service project targeting at their assigned service partners. Before carrying out the project, participants are required to prepare detailed proposals to be examined by the Executive Committee and the Organising Committee. They would be assigned to serve different groups for twice during weekends, allowing them to evaluate the first visit before the final visit. Participants should, at the same time, film video of 5-10 minutes to arouse public awareness regarding different target groups.


Closing Ceremony:

Participants would be given the stage to present their service projects and learnings from the programme, they would also show their video filmed to other participants and guests. A panel of judges would choose one group as the best performing  team according certain criteria. The winning team may have the opportunity to join an overseas service trip.

Target groups
- The Elderly
- The Underprivileged

- The Disabled
- The Mentally Disabled


Programme objectives

- To inspire students to be actively concerned about current social issues

- To aspire students to regularly serve our community.

- To enable participants to understand their social obligations.

Tentative timeline

- Orientation Day  

  Date: 2nd February, 2019 (Saturday)

  Venue: Sheung Wan

  Time: 09:30 – 17:00

- Excursion Series  

  Date: 3rd February - 23rd February  (varies from different groups)

  Venue: (varies from different groups)

  Time: (varies from different groups)

- Self-Initiated Project

  Date: 24th February - early April (varies from different groups)

  Venue: (varies from different groups)

  Time: (varies from different groups)

- Closing Ceremony

  Date: 13th April, 2019

  Venue: The University of Hong Kong

  Time: 10:00 – 17:00
 

Participant
- Deposit: $200 (will be fully returned with an attendance of 70%.)
- Application form: 
https://goo.gl/forms/p7zX1yhRAIO45sX33


Don’t hesitate to join us!