As a small nonprofit, our volunteers play a vital role in maintaining our programmes. Our volunteers support us in the following key ways:
- Assisting in our weekly sports programmes (Tuesday morning women’s sports programme or Thursday evening mixed gender track training programme);
- Caring for young children while their mothers participate in our programmes (Tuesday morning);
- Providing mentorship and study support to adult participants;
- Offering communications support in the form of translation, design, and photography/videography.
In roles where volunteers interact directly with refugee participants, our volunteers mainly assist by providing encouragement, company, and support. We require a regular commitment in order to help build trusting relationships and to create a safe environment for our community.
RUN’s participants are some of the most vulnerable refugees in Hong Kong. In order to protect our participants, volunteers must sign and adhere to our Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy, and Behavioural Guidelines and Boundary Policy. In addition, volunteers must attend our Trauma and Self-Care workshops, which are led by a qualified psychologist.
Volunteers must attend a mandatory orientation session, which is held twice a year in February and September.
If you are interested in volunteering with RUN, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form, and we will notify you of our next orientation session.
If you are a company or school looking for group volunteering activities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.