Ongoing Projects
HKUST Connect supports and facilitates a broad and diverse set of collaborative activities that link the University and its larger community (local, state, national, global) for the benefit for all. For service project showcase, please click here.
Project Title Project Description Partners
Ageing-in-Place Scheme HKUST volunteers participate in different elderly services, including gate painting and elderly home visits. They get to support the elderly in both practical and emotional way. Hong Kong Housing Society
Bread Run Our volunteers collect surplus fresh breads from stores at closing time then bring them to a designated drop-off point for redistribution amongst the Feeding HK charity network the following morning with non-profit programs that provide food to the needy. Feeding Hong Kong
Cambodia Service Learning Trips Since 2011, we partner with local Cambodian NGOs to care for the underprivileged Cambodian children. We teach in local youth centers or slum schools and explore many dimensions of Cambodian culture. Cambodian Children's Fund, Sakka Foundation, Wat Opot Children Community, Who Will Village
Community Service with Salvation Army @ Shamshuipo Our volunteers provide care to the underprivileged and better understand the needs of people of different backgrounds through various kind of community projects. The Salvation Army
Elderly Services @ PLKLCSPDECC HKUST students visit elderly to care and support them in various service every year. They also assist in community events such as carnivals to bring positive message to the elders. Po Leung Kuk Lau Chan Siu Po District Elderly Community Centre
Elderly Services @ FSCDECC HKUST volunteers support the Centre through their participation in various service, serving the elders from the center. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fong Shu Chuen District Elderly Community Centre
Food Saving with Food Angel

Volunteers help to sort surplus food collected from food industry and prepare ingredients for cooking in the central kitchen, then help pack the meal boxes for distribution to the needy.

Food Angel
Hong Kong & Macau Joint University Service Camp Last year, we partnered with the University of Macau (UM) to hold the first joint university service camp. Students can support and empower the underprivileged in both Hong Kong and Macau through visits and services, and also share experience with their counterparts on community service. University of Macau
House Building Projects with Habitat for Humanity HKUST students join Habitat for Humanity as part of their movement to eliminate substandard housing in Southeast Asia by forming teams that serve in the Global Village Program and other. Habitat for Humanity
ICAC Ambassador Programme In 2013, ICAC launched its programme at HKUST and engaged a group of student ambassadors in implementing on-campus integrity-building activities which disseminated ICAC’s message to the HKUST community. Independent Commission Against Corruption
Jiangxi Service Learning Trips Volunteers showed the local children their genuine care and support as they spent time teaching and organizing activities for the children. The students also visited the social enterprise supporting the children to better understand how the local organic farm operates and how it impacts the Jiangxi community. Eco-Cultivation Organic Agriculture Development (Ruijin) Ltd
Junior Financial Planner HKUST students play different roles in different booths of the experiential game. They also share the money management tips to the children. Hong Kong Family Welfare Society - Wellness Programme
Kiddy Heart Canteen HKUST volunteers play their part by volunteering as tutors for underprivileged children with academic difficulties on a monthly basis. The volunteers have fun interacting with the children through the tutorial sessions and special events and enjoy helping the children learn and explore new interests. Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
Serving at Tseung Kwan O Hospital The project offers HKUST students an opportunity to serve as volunteers in the pediatric ward of the Tseung Kwan O Hospital, organizing fun activities for children who are patients at the hospital. Tseung Kwan O Hospital
Soup of Love This program aims at expressing love and care to the senior citizens in Tseung Kwan O community by distributing traditional Chinese soups and arranging activities for them. Haven of Hope
Special Olympics University Program HKUST Students was involved in trainings organized by Hong Kong Special Olympics so that they were equipped to be qualified volunteers (and even future leaders in the long term) to assist and organize various sports events for the intellectual disabled. Hong Kong Special Olympics
TWGHs Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre The program aims at raising public awareness about effective financial management through different workshops and activities targeted for secondary school and Institute of Vocational Education students. The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
University YMCA - HKUST HKUST and Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong joined hands to launch the partnership program in March 2010. Through participating in the program, students would be nurtured physically, intellectually and spiritually so as to achieve whole person development. They would also acquire social leadership qualities and learn to be responsible leaders. Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
VIA programs @ Stanford VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia) is a private, non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through service and education. It offers a wide range of short-term, international study programs between the U.S. and Asia and among various Asian nations, focusing on a variety of themes, including global leaderhip and social innovation. VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia)
Volunteering @Crossroads HKUST volunteers are responsible for sorting and packing the goods before re-distributing them to the needy. Crossroads Foundation
Workcamp @ Tai O Community The workcamp aims to positively impact the remote Tai O community through providing various services which benefit the community, such as refurbishing stilt houses for elders, researching on local community needs and organizing activities for local people. Volunteers were also able to get a taste of the tranquil fishing village lifestyle by staying in traditional stilt houses during the camp. Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association Tai O Community Work Office

 

Past Projects
Project Title Project Description Partners
Anti-Drug Program This program aims at raising the community, especially youngsters, awareness towards the teenagers drug abuse issues, discouraging them from trying on drugs and promoting healthy lifestyles through carnivals and interactive games. Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association - Tseung Kwan O Integrated Social Service Centre
Buddy Reading Program Our volunteers provided interactive reading sessions with colorful English storybooks to motivate the children to develop a love for reading and to improve their English skills. Kids4Kids
Caltex Project Chance - Learning Academy Caltex Project Chance encourages children from Primary 1 to Secondary 1 to develop their confidence through exploring and learning about science and technology. HKUST volunteers served as big brothers and sisters to the children and accompanied them during a variety of outings and workshops. The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Children Services with TWGHsRCCS This project aims to care for children with limited family support by organizing various activities. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Residential Child Care Services
Community services with Sakka Foundation HKUST students assist in their fund-raising events and other projects by taking up various supportive roles. Sakka Foundation
Fun with English This project targets to inspire new immigrant children from Mainland China, who are more disadvantaged based on their socioeconomic background, about the fun of English and build up their confidence in using conversational English. Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association - Tseung Kwan O Integrated Social Service Centre
Huangshan Service Learning Trip Huangshan Service Learning Trip is a three-year initiative supported with Huangshanqu Education Bureau (黃山區教育局). Commenced in 2011, we aim to build a long-term relationship with the rural communities in Huangshan, Anhui Province, China as our volunteers taught primary school children in the area.  Huangshanqu Education Bureau (黃山區教育局)
Servant Leadership Operation Training (SLOT) The 9-month mentorship program aims to serve underprivileged children by sharing with them the proper use of internet, as well as inspiring them to be a future leader. U-Fire Networks
Services for Dementia Elders The volunteers were involved with organizing activities for the elders and helped to raise awareness about Alzheimer's in the local community. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation Alzheimer's Community Support Centre
Sichuan Service Learning Trip The project team spread their love through different means in Sichuan.  
Wisdom of Wealth @ HBFDCC Wisdom of Wealth is a mentorship program orgainzed by TWGHs HBFDCC, and supported by a HKUST project team. The project aims to help IVE students to build up tangible and intangible assets. The project team will work closely with the social worker of the centre to design and execute activities in the 6-month mentorship program. The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre (TWGHs HBFDCC)