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Hong Kong's American Club calls for volunteers

American Club volunteers at a beach clean-up activity in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s American Club is calling for volunteers as it launches its biggest volunteering campaign to date.

From next month, The American Club Foundation (ACF) will be partnering with local charities as it launches ‘Season of Giving Thanks’. With more than 200 volunteer opportunities in the Hong Kong community, the campaign offers a multitude of chances to give back.

Many food banks have reached out looking for help. Get involved, from preparing meals for Food Angel, to helping out on a Feeding HKs bread run or serving food to the homeless with ImpactHK.

Lots of the volunteering opportunities can be fitted around a busy work schedule; Box of Hope, for example, is looking for people who can give an hour of their lunch break to help pack gift boxes for children in poverty across the region. Or spend an hour or two helping Bring Me A Book clear out its library.

For those looking for something a little more active, RUN Hong Kong is seeking volunteers to donate their time on weekly hike and track sessions to support rehabilitation and resilience initiatives.

Youngsters are also encouraged to get involved. Rooftop Republic is looking for helpers in its urban garden and AFC is also partnering with Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong with opportunities for family groups to spend a day decorating and painting a mural to brighten up a local primary school.

ACF’s mission is to fund, guide, support and connect communities and this is the primary purpose behind Season of Giving Thanks.

“As a small non-profit, our volunteers play a vital role in maintaining our programmes,” said Dani Cassidy of RUN HK. “We are proud partners with ACF and are excited to welcome their volunteers into the charity.”

There’s a volunteering opportunity for every day in November and you don’t need to be an American Club member to take part. Head online for more details.

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