Student Civic Fellowships
(Summer 2018)

HKUST Connect is now calling for applications to Student Civic Fellow positions for Summer Term 2017-18.

Student Civic Fellowships facilitated by HKUST Connect are designed to give students opportunities for community service experience and personal development through taking up the roles of student civic fellows. We expect student civic fellows to be able to connect their fellowship experience to their academic goals by collaboratively defining the relationship with the partner organization and the work in which they are involved. Apart from performing tasks and executing responsibilities, the student fellow should be thoughtful when approaching the fellowship, and reflective as they go through it.

All positions require student fellows to serve on a full time basis throughout the summer break (2 months). Fellows completing the fellowships satisfactorily will receive a subsidy. HKUST Connect will conduct a selection process amongst a pool of applicants and make recommendations based on the applicant's background and the specifications as determined by the organization. Consideration will also be given to the quality of the proposed service position, including its benefit to the organization and the community, and its relevance to the applicant's academic studies and career goals. Final selection will be made by the organization.

Application Procedures:
Students interested in the following fellowship position should email, into one PDF file, the (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) unofficial transcript to HKUST Connect at civicfellow@ust.hk by 3 April 2018 (Tue) [Exteneded]. Please name the PDF file in your full name and post reference number, e.g. ChanTaiMan, Peter_AEF117-180301_CoverletterandCV. Students should submit separate applications if applying for more than one post, and quote the reference number on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview session held between 28 March and 6 April 2018 [Updated].

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Local Positions
Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) require participants to be proficient in Chinese.

1. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Feeding Hong Kong* [Ref: AEF117-180301]
Feeding Hong Kong  is a Hong Kong registered charity with a mission to fight hunger in the city and reduce the amount of quality food being sent to our landfills. Each day, they collect high quality food that would otherwise be thrown away, sort and store it, and then redistribute it to a network of welfare organizations, who in turn feed thousands of people in need.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Support Office and Operations team to ensure the smooth flow of product donations from the food industry to our charity network
• Organize and analyze inventory and partner data
• Prepare data reports and analysis
• Support with other ad-hoc tasks as required
Time Commitment: Full time: 4 June - 3 August 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 6pm)
Location: Yau Tong
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • A positive and "can do" attitude
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Cantonese
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Detail oriented, has an eye for data
• Experience working or volunteering with a charity a plus
• Knowledge of inventory management processes & systems and experience with Salesforce is advantageous


2. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Hong Kong Family Welfare Society* [Ref: AEF118-180301]
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (HKFWS) is a charitable non-governmental social welfare organization established in 1949. With a family perspective, HKFWS is dedicated to provide a range of quality and professional services for families and individuals in Hong Kong. The Society has launched the Financial Education Service since 2007 and established Financial Education Centre in 2017. The Centre is designed to promote financial literacy of children, youth and parents through experiential activities, edutainment programmes and social media platforms.

Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in delivering financial education programs for primary and secondary students
• Assist in marketing strategies planning
• Assist in managing the social media
Time Commitment: Full time: 1 June - 31 July 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6pm)
Location: Cheung Sha Wan
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Hard working and mature
• Strong analytical mind and problem solving skills
• Confident and energetic
• Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
• Good computer skills


3. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Principal Chan Free Tutorial World* [Ref: AEF119-180301] (Application closed)
Principal Chan Free Tutorial World is a charitable non-profit organization established in 2011. The organization is dedicated to provide absolutely free learning support to the underprivileged children. Principal Chan Free Tutorial World Jockey Club Tai Kok Tsui Talent Development established in 2016. It provides a variety free of charge talent development classes for underprivileged children to have equal opportunities to develop their potentials.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Plan and execute activities for underprivileged children
• To assist in the coordination of volunteers
• Maintain amicable relationship with volunteers
• Assist in Centre administration when required
Time Commitment: Full time: 19 June - 18 August 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6:30pm, flexi-hours, 44 hours per week)
Location: Tai Kok Tsui
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Passionate in education and charity work
• A good team player, motivated self-starter, responsible and accountable
• Previous experience in coordination work/publicity field/marketing industry/educational institute/charity organization
• Excellent interpersonal, communications and presentation skills
• Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite


4. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Redress [Ref: AEF120-180301]
Redress is an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. They achieve this through a variety of programmes, initiatives and campaigns. Redress aims to enhance, educate and enable the adoption of a more sustainable fashion industry that helps to minimize the negative and maximize the positive impacts of the fashion industry on society and the environment.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Support on Redress Design Award event logistics and production
• Assist in event coordination
• Manage travel and accommodation for the team and guests
• Provide administrative support in office, manage the hardrives and support the IT issues
• Support on accounting work
Time Commitment: Full time: 3 July - 31 August 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm)
Location: Central
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Passionate in environmental sustainability
• Have a good interest in fashion
• Detail oriented
• Ambitious, willing to learn, optimistic, full of energy and be able to think on their feet and solve problem creatively
• Have great communication skills and be fluent in spoken and written English and Chinese
• Be able to work in a team and be a "people-person"
• Should have some creative flair (e.g photography and design experience)
• Need to use your own computer


5. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @The Salvation Army Healthy Action "Level-Up"- Outreaching Health Support Scheme for Deprived Communities with Hidden Health Needs* [Ref: AEF121-180301]
2004年救世軍成立露宿者綜合服務,以愛心、熱誠及專業知識服務露宿或面臨露宿危機人士,幫助他們脫離街頭重新融入社會。去年機構獲公益金撥款推行「健康『起』『動』── 邊緣健康需要社羣外展支援服務計畫」,以跨專業協作模式,並為各區露宿者及油尖旺、深水埗和九龍城區的邊緣社群包括居住於惡劣居所的單身中年人士、隱蔽長者、少數族裔、單親家庭,提供免費的初步健康檢查和教育,讓有經濟困難或諱疾忌醫的街坊及早發現疾病,接受治療。
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • 協助籌辦健康教育活動 (如街頭健康檢查站、健康講座等)
• 家訪、日間及 (如有需要)深宵外展
• 預備活動所需物資及整理服務資料
• 協助推行其他與健康計劃相關的服務
Time Commitment: 全職:2018 年 6 月 11 日至 8 月10 日 (每週44小時工作,星期一至星期五, 早上10時至下午6時、下午3時至晚上11時 或 下午5時至凌晨1時;星期六早上10時至下午6時)
Location: 土瓜灣
Subsidy: 每月HK$6,000
Requirements: • 有熱誠服務基層人士
• 須輪班及戶外工作


6. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @WebOrganic* [Ref:AEF122-180301]
Internet Learning Resource Centre (ILRC) is a social enterprise wholly owned by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. ILRC has launched its own brand WebOrganic is to provide the means to the needy students for learning over the Internet. Hardware and software support will make eLearning possible, and Web learning opens up new opportunities.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in event planning for the Gerontech & Innovation Expo cum Summit in November 2018
• Assist in I.T & STEM workshop trainings for primary or secondary students
• Assist in procurement
• Data entry and administrative support in office
Time Commitment: Full time: 3 July - 31 August 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm, Negotiable)
Location: Wan Chai
Subsidy: HK$6,000
Requirements: • Good in communication skills and working attitude
• High proficiency in written English and Chinese
• Be competent in MS Office applications
• Eager to serve the needy
• Experience in working with children and youth
• Experience in event planning is a plus
• Experience in teaching STEM or classroom teaching is a plus


7. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @YWCA Tai O* [Ref:AEF123-180301]
1978年起香港基督教女青年會大澳社區工作辦事處為大澳居民提供社區發展服務,推行「鄰舍層面社區發展計劃」。面對大嶼山急速轉變、大澳社區人口持續老化及殷切服務需求,工作隊持續評估社區需要,鼓勵大澳居民透過集體參與,廣泛參與社區事務,表達社會設施及福利服務不足的意見,共同決定行動目標,尋求解決方案。
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • 探究社區需要,為居民提供適切服務
• 探訪區內家庭、籌辦社區活動 
• 整理水上文化資料及製作生態展覽
• 協助大澳文化生態綜合資源中心(社企)營運
• 輸入及整理中心資料 
Time Commitment: 全職:2018 年 7 月 3 日至 8 月31 日 (星期一至五, 上午 9 時至下午 6 時)
Location: 大澳 (機構會代為安排住宿,同學需自行支付相關費用)
Subsidy: 每月HK$6,000及每月住宿津貼HK$1,000
Requirements: • 對社區事務、漁村文化及生態保育感興趣
• 因應服務需要於星期六工作

 

8. HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Civic fellow @Caritas Pokfulam Community Development Project* [Ref:AEF124-180301]
The Caritas Pokfulam Community Development Project  is a government subvented social work team, which served the Pokfulam Village for 27 years. The team aims at empowerment of the local community by building capacity in the villagers, uncovering local strengths, appraising cultural and spatial assets, and bridging up multi-disciplinary professionals with local resident organizations.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist in a campaign for natural conservation and resources management of the "Victoria Peak - Victoria Harbour" Eco-corridor
• Assist the mobilisation and organisation of the Old Dairy Farm Senior Staff Quarter Revitalizing Project
• Assist in enhancing elderly's quality of life and accessibility in the community
Time Commitment: Full time: 8 June - 7 August 2018 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm – 10pm, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-6pm)
Location: Pokfulam Village
Subsidy: HK$6,000 per month
Requirements: • Willing to work outdoor and engage with people
• Fluency in spoken Cantonese

 

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Overseas Positions
Positions denoted with an asterisk (*) require participants to be proficient in Chinese.

1. Paul & Eileen Lin Overseas Civic Fellow @World Vision Hong Kong* [Ref: PEL125-180301]

World Vision is a child-focused international relief, developed and advocacy organization. In 1993, the China Ministry Department of World Vision Hong Kong became World Vision China to further its mission of alleviating poverty and realizing development in China. The organization is now recruiting social-minded students to help in Jiaxin Street Children Project (Yunnan Province) 雲南省家馨社區兒童救助服務中心 serving the children in need.

Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist summer program design and implementation for children in difficult circumstances at "Children’s Home" e.g. summer camp
• Assist night shift of "Transitional Home" and design group activities
• Assist case work of "Transitional Home"
Time Commitment: Full time: 4 June - 27 July 2018 (Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day)
Location: Honghe County, Yunnan Province, China
Subsidy: HK$7,000 per month
• Participants will be responsible for their own expenses for transportation, accommodation, meals and travel insurance, etc., where administrative support will be provided by World Vision and HKUST Connect
Requirements: • Able to speak Mandarin
• Passion to serve children and their families
• Interested and have experience in planning and delivering activity-based educational service
• Proactive in approaching service users


2. Paul & Eileen Lin Overseas Civic Fellow @World Vision Hong Kong* [Ref: PEL126-180301]

World Vision is a child-focused international relief, developed and advocacy organization. In 1993, the China Ministry Department of World Vision Hong Kong became World Vision China to further its mission of alleviating poverty and realizing development in China.The organization is now recruiting social-minded students to help in Left-Behind Children Project (Yunnan Province) 宣明會雲南紅河縣項目serving the children in need.

Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist activity design of child protection and life skill education for children
• Assist activity implementation at villages
• Assist activity evaluation
Time Commitment: Full time: 4 June - 27 July 2018 (Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 6pm)
Location: Yunnan Province, China
Subsidy: HK$7,000 per month
• Participants will be responsible for their own expenses for transportation, accommodation, meals and travel insurance, etc., where administrative support will be provided by World Vision and HKUST Connect
Requirements: • Able to speak Mandarin
• Passion to serve children and their families
• Interested and have experience in planning and delivering activity-based educational service
• Proactive in approaching service users


3. Paul & Eileen Lin Overseas Civic Fellow @World Vision Hong Kong* [Ref: PEL127-180301]
World Vision is a child-focused international relief, developed and advocacy organization. In 1993, the China Ministry Department of World Vision Hong Kong became World Vision China to further its mission of alleviating poverty and realizing development in China. The organization is now recruiting social-minded students to help in  Hand in Hand Migrant Children Project (Yunnan Province) 雲南省攜手中心 serving the children in need.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Assist design and implementation of interest groups and summer activities for children at "Children's Home"
• Assist implementation of educational program for left-behind children
• Assist "Children's Home" program at rural villages
• Assist follow-up and home visits to families in difficult circumstances
• Assist design and implementation of summer activities for migrant children and their families e.g. summer camps
Time Commitment: Full time: 4 June - 27 July 2018 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 6pm )
Location: Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China
Subsidy: HK$7,000 per month
• Participants will be responsible for their own expenses for transportation, accommodation, meals and travel insurance, etc., where administrative support will be provided by World Vision and HKUST Connect
Requirements: • Able to speak Mandarin
• Passion to serve children and their families
• Interested and have experience in planning and delivering activity-based educational service
• Proactive in approaching service users

4. Li Ka Shing Overseas Civic Fellow @Wat Opot Children's Community [Ref: LKS128-180301]
Wat Opot Children's Community is rare, and perhaps unique in Cambodia, for HIV-infected and non-infected children to live together as family, sharing homes and meals and playing together. There are around 45 to 60 children aged 2 to 19 living in the community where some of them are orphans. The primary goal of the community is to restore the joy of the children. Their founder, Wayne believes that with love, kindness, service, faith and commitment, Wat Opot Children's Community is a place of joy.
Join this to move forward these UN Sustainable Development Goals
Duties: • Teaching basic English to preschool and primary school students
• Teaching basic Chinese to primary school students
• Facilitating daily operations: taking care of preschool to primary school students
• Helping out in the arts and craft rooms
Time Commitment: Full Time: Mid-June to Mid-August 2018 (2 months)
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Subsidy: HK$8,000 per month
• Students have to bear all the expenses associated with the trip. (E.g. Round-trip flight ticket, meal, local transportation, travel insurance etc.) Wat Opot and HKUST Connect will provide administrative support on the arrangement.
Requirements: • Fluent in both spoken and written English, basic knowledge of Putonghua is an advantage
• Confident at working with preschool kids
• Motivated self-starter, responsible and accountable
• Previous experience volunteering at Wat Opot will be given priority
Remark: • Students will be staying in the volunteer dorm in Wat Opot Children's Community



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Last update: 21 March 2018