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HKBU Community Experience Project

CEP

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Introduction

The project aims to provide HKBU students volunteering opportunity for not less than 54 hours during the summer vacation. Students are provided with service experience during 1 June to 31 August 2022. Students will be assigned to different NGOs or social enterprises to participant in a variety of services, including teaching, health education, environmental work, business development, multimedia creation, local ecological or cultural tourism, or other activities that benefit the community, institutional planning and service projects. Student will be allocate to different association according to students' interests, expertise, etc. 

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Background

In order to enrich students’ experience in summer, broaden their horizons and enable students to gain hands-on experience working in different community organisations despite the time under pandemic, the Leadership Quality Centre of the Student Affairs Office has organized the HKBU Community Service Project (C.E.P.) with a group of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises(SE).

The programme will provide students with trainee experience in NGOs or SE institutions to understand the operation and get involved in different service projects. Students will be in touch with different service groups and increase their awareness of social issues in the process. In addition, students may gain valuable experience and the opportunity to learn new skills. Students may also share their insights with like-minded people and learn from each other.

Programme Objectives

  • To enrich HKBU students' understanding of different NGO and SE operations
  • To encourage HKBU student exploring and enrich insights into social issues
  • To foster HKBU students’ caring spirit for the community
  • To sharpen HKBU students with leadership skills

Service Targets

  • Children and Youth
  • Family
  • The Elderly
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Mentally and Physically Handicapped Person
  • Animal 
  • Ecotourism and Environmental Protection Groups

Period

1 June to 31 August 2022

Application Deadline

Apply HERE by 17 April 2022

Eligibility

  • All HKBU students are welcome

Application

  • Apply HERE by 17 Apr 2022 (Sunday)

Interview

  • Date: 19, 20 April 2022

  • Format: Zoom Interview

Briefing Session

  • Date: 28 May 2022

  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00nn

Subsidy and Rewards

  • Students who have completed the entire programme will be awarded $1,500 subsidy. $500 extra reward will be given for students with satisfying performance, recommended by the community partners.
  • Certificate will be given upon completion of the programme.
  • Advantage of enrolling in future programmes (local & overseas) organised by LQC, and nomination of internal or external awards

Additional Awards

There will be a sharing session for all trainees after completion of the programme. Outstanding presenters will be awarded extra $1,000 as recognition. The maximum award per person will be $3,000 for the whole programme.

Programme Timeline

Application Deadline:

17 April 2022

  1. Go through the list of the community partners HERE 
  2. Submit your Application Form

19-20 April 2022

Interview

22 April 2022

Matching Result Announcement

May 2022

Meetings with the corresponding community partners

28 May 2022

Briefing session

June 2022 – August 2022

Execution of the Project

  • At least 54 hours services must be completed in June to August
  • Exact period and working days are subject to arrangement and discussion with the community partners
  • Trainees are required to attend short meetings (mid evaluation) with SA staff to report and review the progress

September 2022

 

  • Final evaluation
  • Submission of Self-reflective Journal and Photos

24 September 2022

Attend Sharing Session (compulsory)

October 2022

Subsidy rewards and certificates will be arranged upon the completion of all requirements

Join Us Now and Serve the Community Together!

  • Details of the work description: Click HERE

香港中華基督教青年會荃灣會所
Tsuen Wan Centre, Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong

https://twc.ymca.org.hk/

豐盛社企學會
Fullness Social Enterprises Society Limited

https://www.fses.hk/
基督教香港信義會 尚德青少年綜合服務中心
ELCHK, Sheung Tak Integrated Youth Service Centre
http://stit.elchk.org.hk/
義遊
VolTra Hong Kong
www.voltra.org
美差會潮浸服務聯會
The Abm Hong Kong Swatow Baptist Church Community Service Association Limited
https://www.abmsbc.org.hk/
基督教香港信義會北區青少年綜合服務中心
ELCHK, North District Integrated Youth Service Centre
https://ndit.elchk.org.hk/
世界綠色組織
World Green Organisation
https://thewgo.org/website/eng/
香港海洋公園保育基金
Hong Kong Ocean Park Conservation Foundation
www.opcf.org.hk
坪洲綠衡者
Green Peng Chau Association
Greenpengchau.org.hk
基督教香港信義會青年職涯發展服務
ELCHK, Youth Career Development Service
https://service.elchk.org.hk/unit_service1.php?center=83
香港融樂會
Hong Kong Unison
https://unison.org.hk
動物社企
Animal Social Enterprise
https://www.hkanimalse.org
扶康會「香港最佳老友」運動
Fu Hong Society “BEST BUDDIES HONG KONG” Movement
https://www.fuhong.org/PageInfo.aspx?md=20000&cid=192
環保觸覺
Green Sense
greensense.org.hk
社區文化發展中心
Centre for Community Cultural Development
www.cccd.hk
小可能
Little Possie Ltd
https://www.littlepossie.com/
 

關顧長者協會
Community CareAge Foundation

http://www.ccaf.org.hk/page.php?id=60&mid=127&lang=tchi

新生精神康復會 新生農場
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Interactive Farm

https://www.nlpra.org.hk/tc/social_enterprises/our%20seecotourism/65

Enquiries

Leadership Qualities Centre, Office of Student Affairs, HKBU
Address: Room 401, 4/F., The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

Contact person: Ms Manie Choi

Telephone: (852) 3411 2279

Email: maniechoi@hkbu.edu.hk