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Volunteer Referral Service

 
The nature of Volunteer Service was diversified into a wide variety in order to cope with the changing needs of the community. The types of service include escorting, tutoring, visiting, arts and culture, recreational service, sports, environmental protection, labour work, counselling, medical care, IT support and assist in international conference etc. Types of service recipients include children, youth, elderly, patients, mentally handicapped, drug addicts, offenders, new immigrants and service organizations etc. Service duration can be in short or long terms depending on both the need of the service and service recipients.

Introduction

AVS maintains a Central Membership System that serves as a platform in assisting individuals who wish to volunteer and organizations who require volunteer service. Members are referred according to their talents and preference to organizations to undertake volunteer services such as befriending, child care, coaching, counseling, escort, home-help, culture and recreation, tutoring, visitation, environmental protection, hospital service, etc. Service recipients include people of different ages, the elderly living alone, the disabled, the new-arrival families, etc.

Member Registration

Those who are 15 years old or above, regardless of academic backgrounds and professions, can register as Hong Kong Community Volunteers (HKCV). Please fill out the "Hong Kong Community Volunteers Membership Application Form" and send it to AVS for registration. Applicants are welcome to attend the "Volunteer Orientation". Membership is valid for two years.
 

Channel and Procedure of Referral

All registration procedures should be completed to become Hong Kong Community Volunteer (HKCV). Service opportunities from various organizations will be compiled in a Service Bulletin which will be sent to HKCV members regularly. Upon the service requirements, we will also search suitable members from our Central Membership System and contact them to see if they are interested in providing a specific service.

Notes on Member Registration

All members will be given a "Membership Card" with membership number to be quoted for contacts with AVS. Besides Service Bulletin, members are welcome to inquire information of any service to our Volunteer Action Centre. Members are encouraged to discuss the service content with the recruiting organizations. During the service period, should there be any feedback, members are recommended to contact the service coordinator directly. Members are not allowed to organize any activities in the name of AVS without our permission.