"Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud."
- Helen Dyer

Never underestimate the difference you can make by offering your time and effort to serve others. In today’s society, time is everything; time is what we all lack. By offering your time to others, you are giving them a precious gift that money cannot buy. By showing that you care enough to do something, you are spreading a message of grace, compassion and hope.

Service Project Showcase
HKUST students are enthusiatic volunteers. Since 2009, over 3,400 student volunteers have served for approximately 79,000 hours and have completed a ranged of service learning projects of varied level of student engagement. For details, please click here.

Join us to Serve.Learn.Act
Register with HKUST Connect to obtain exclusive information on the latest service opportunities. To register, please click here.

Community Engagement Record
To facilitate and keep account of your journey of volunteerism, HKUST Connect can help all Connect registrants build your Community Engagement Record which may be used for your future pursuits.

  • Accumulate 40 hours or more of service learning experience through HKUST Connect (other service experience may be recognized on a case-by-case basis)
  • Record your services with endorsement from each of the organizations that you have served and pass to HKUST Connect within 6 months after completion for verification
  • Apply for a Community Engagement Record when you have accumulated 40 hours of service or more upon graduation

HKUST Connect may help to provide certification letter with the list of the community engagement activity(ies) you have participated in via HKUST Connect. To request for the letter, please send an email to connect@ust.hk providing your full name, student ID and purpose for the certification letter. HKUST Connect pledges to complete the process of a request in 5 working days after receiving all necessary information.

Code of Practice for Undertaking Service
As a HKUST student, you are a representative of HKUST. Please follow the code of practice to make your service experience meaningful and worthwhile.

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never underestimate the reward you can experience when you serve others. It may not be the reason for your action, but it is an inevitable consequence because it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. When we give unselfishly, our minds are broadened and our souls expanded. We learn and become better persons because we no longer just think about ourselves.