“Seeking physical security from persecution as well as economic opportunities in a country of destination can hardly be regarded as incompatible objectives for people forced to flee their country of origin.”
Vision First is supported by an enthusiastic team of corporate and individual volunteers. Each volunteer contributes according to their own capacity, knowledge base, skills, interest, ability and time. For our 96 volunteers in 2012 – who contributed over 15,000 hours of work! - nothing is more important than supporting each other as we work in the community for change. We are very proud to have built and retained a talented, experienced and motivated team in which each contribution is appreciated no matter how big or small. Do you want to contribute? If you have items to donate, expertise to lend, or financial support to give – call us! If you want to join the struggles to centre ways of living that value humanity and justice over power – join our team!
Volunteers @ the Center
Volunteers provide administrative support, including writing program and funding proposals, researching the latest refugee news, updating communications materials, editing and adding to the website, conducting a class/workshop, coordinating donations and other volunteers 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
Volunteers @ Home
Volunteers can contribute remotely by managing donation drives, editing, writing and updating proposals and communications material and designing marketing materials.
Volunteers @ Events
Volunteers support our fundraising events by assisting, attending and inviting their friends, at public educations events and at school open days and corporate presentations.
Volunteers @ Work
Volunteers can open their work place as venues for refugee programs, counselling rooms and private tuition.
Everyone can make a difference
My son Jack goes to West Island School, today they had “bring a Thing Day” where each student was asked to bring one item to school to donate to Vision First for the asylums seekers and refugees. Jack decided to send an email to all the tenants in our building, asking them if they had any items they no longer needed and any food they would like to donate. In four days he collected a huge amount of items, all good condition (some new) bedding, towels, blankets, clothes, kitchen utensils, pots etc….. tinned and dried food. What a huge difference just one person can so easily make! All these items are in a van on the way to you as I type. So many people have commented on what a great job Vision First is doing in Hong Kong. Thank you and we hope our little contribution helps in some way!