Services for Migrants

Ambassador Scheme for Ethnic Minorities

Overview

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  • Objectives
    • Supported by the Home Affairs Department, the programme reaches out to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong to give useful information on support services available
    • Reach out to and engaged with most disadvantaged individuals and families of ethnic minority backgrounds to help them access various services in government and non-government organizations through referrals and distribution of information kits
    • Collaborate with government and non-government organizations to provide practical assistance to empower ethnic minorities to become engaged and productive members in society
    • Increase understanding and appreciation of cultures of different ethnic minority groups by volunteering and collaborating with different community service organizations
  • Whom We Serve

    Ethnic minorities reside in Hong Kong who come from countries including but not limited to Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

  • Service Contents

    Conduct home visits
    Complete questionnaires with ethnic minorities in the home setting to obtain information about their access to various services in Hong Kong

    Seminars and exhibitions
    Provide up-to-date information and resources to ethnic minorities on different topics such as housing, education, employment services, health education, childcare, financial management to reach personal and professional goals in their lives

    Referrals
    Refer clients to various services in relevant government and non-governmental organizations where necessary.

    Volunteer Ambassador Programme
    Volunteers are needed to help us conduct home visits, complete questionnaires and outreach to disadvantaged groups of ethnic minorities. The volunteers will assist in outreach, seminars, exhibition and data entry and perform other duties as assigned or required by the project.

    Volunteer application requirement

    • Able to read, write and speak well in English and Hindi or Nepali or Thai or Urdu
    • Able to commit at least 2 hours per day
    • Volunteer allowance: $30/hour plus travel expenses will be provided
  • Service Hours

    Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

  • Contact Information

    Address: HOPE Centre for Ethnic Minorities, 3/F, Tak Lee Commercial Building, 113-117 Wanchai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (view on map)
    Tel: 2864 6707
    Fax: 2508 0207
    Email: ethnic_ambassadors@isshk.org
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ambassadorschemeisshk