Civil Society

Ethical merits of 'banking' voluntary-service hours stir debate

'Ethics banks' have begun to appear over the past few months in mainland cities - where volunteers can clock up hours of community service in the hope of gaining returns.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2002, 12:00am

Teenagers given clues for computer game in return for good deed

A group of young people got a taste of the satisfaction of helping others after joining a new activity which takes advantage of the Internet's popularity to promote voluntary work.

15 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Volunteers in clean-up

MORE than 12 tonnes of rubbish was collected by 380 volunteers in a SAR-wide clean-up operation in support of the International Beach Clean-up Day.

19 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Association calls for help

An organisation is looking for volunteers to help sell flags on its annual flag day.

Hong Chi Association helps people with a mental handicap.

The flag day is going to be held on Saturday, March 13.

Volunteers have to be 14 or above.

25 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

New social climate needed in Hong Kong

It was reported in the South China Morning Post on September 10, that the Government is launching a scheme to provide more opportunities for volunteer service for young people. This is a long awaited step in the right direction.

These days, volunteer service is a rare commodity in Hong Kong where stock market prices and horse racing predominate conversation topics in town.

28 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Volunteers offered 100 chances to reap awards

To encourage secondary school students to take part in social services, the Joint School Volunteers' Association and Agency for Volunteer Service have organised an award programme.

The Student Volunteers Award Programme is targeted at Forms One to Seven students. Applicants should have taken part in voluntary or social services for at least 20 hours from July 1 to August 31.

8 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Time to serve the community

IF the lack of free time has kept young people from taking part in voluntary services as revealed by a youth poll in April, then summer vacation should be a good time for youths to help the needy.

13 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Youth 'too busy' to lend a hand

LACK of sufficient free time is the main reason young people are not more involved in voluntary service, a recent youth poll indicated.

Over 75 per cent of a total of 536 young people interviewed said they had not done any voluntary service over the past six months.

14 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Course spotlight on US culture

THE Hong Kong-America Centre and Yale-China Association have organised a joint 30-day summer programme in the territory.

It follows growing interest in American topics among scholars and professionals in the various Chinese regions.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Charitable feats of endurance

THERE are many voluntary associations in Hong Kong. Some of them have been organised by secondary school students such as the Joint School Volunteers' Association and the Joint School Social Service Scheme.

Each year, these clubs or associations organise projects and services to help the poor and the needy.

4 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Civic awareness through service

SEVEN hundred students from over 100 secondary schools spent three days at a fun-filled camp at the Wu Kai Sha Youth Village recently.

The camp was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Community Youth Club (CYC) set up in 1978.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Volunteers find joy in their work

SOCIAL workers are no longer the only ones to take part in social services nowadays. Many students are joining as volunteers, hoping to enhance their interpersonal relationships, presentation skills and analytical power.

A group of energetic young volunteers on the Homework Guidance Hotline organised by the Hongkong YWCA find their work very useful.

12 Jan 1993 - 12:00am