Next week, as part of the 2018 HandsOn Shanghai Make a Difference Day, more than 1000 volunteers will participate in a range of activities across Shanghai.
One of our largest annual service weeks, this year’s theme will be focused on the individual actions that we can take for the GREEN EARTH!
Collaborating with various environmentally focused NGO partners, you, your friends, collegues, and family will have a lot of options to get engaged and to take individual actions!
June marks a vibrant season, so does Abbvie’s volunteering activities in this month. For the Week of Possibilities action, Abbvie engaged volunteers across Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou, brought exciting science discovery course into local migrant schools, hoping to help students develop interest in the science world, as well as improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Chenguang Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Center
As you may remember, we kicked off a campaign earlier this year to raise funding for the 2018 HandsOn Shanghai Beach Cleanup program. A program that in the previous 5 years had engaged more than 5,000 volunteers whom have removed more than 36,500kg of trash from the waters surrounding Shanghai.
The goal for this year was to repeat that success in a single year, and we are reaching out again to ask for your support as in the last 5 months of work we have made tremendous progress.
June 1st, Kids from Dong Li Feng Mei Special School enjoyed a different celebration with VISA volunteers.
The school auditorium filled with excited children and teachers, they were going to enjoy a mime performance brought by a group of local artists. Red nose, exaggerated movement and facial expression, as well as lively music, the audiences were absorbed into the funny story.
The artists also came off the stage and engaged the children and adults, which pushed the show to a new climax.
Summer comes with bright sunshine, popsicles, and fresh fruits, a great time to go outdoors. On May 31st, folks from CereCare Wellness Center and Sunshine Home enjoyed a fun afternoon with volunteers from LVMH Group in a local orchard.
On April 15th, volunteers and students gathered together to make good in Shanghai! As a part of the Good Deeds Day global movement, Good Deeds Shanghai 2018 focuses on the environmental protection issue. This year, our green action took place in beaches and university campus.
552 volunteers participated in the beach cleanup action during April 15th, covering areas of Nanhui Zui and Fengxian beach. Not frustrated by the windy weather, volunteers picked up 2800 pieces of trash, weighing 800kg in total.
A big thank you to the Baird volunteers who, on May 18th, accompanied kids from Qi Ying Kindergarten on a tour of a local farm.
Meant to emphasis the importance of farming, and educate the students on where food comes from, participants learned about different plants and how the food was grown. They were also invited to a farm to pick up carrots. Attracted by the nature, kids were very excited and engaged in experiencing new stuff. Even a small cabbage worm would be a huge discovery for them.
A special thank you to the volunteers from Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), who joined us yesterday at the Huangpu and Hongmei Welfare Centers.
With Dragon Boat Festival is around the corner, volunteers made scented pouch (called “Hsiang Bao”), a traditional custom for this day. A pouch filled with herbal medicines, it is thought to protect people from illness, but more than that, through this activity the volunteers found it a great medium to connect with some elder mentors who helped them through the process.
A big thanks to the volunteers from American Eagle Outfitters for accompanying students from Hongmei Primary School to learn more about environmental conservation in Shanghai.
The group gathered at the Huangpu River water conservation forest located at Songjiang district. This fun afternoon began with a lecture on how the forest help with environment conservation. Our nature instructors led the group into the forest, showing them the local ecology covering different plants and animals.
On Jan. 20th, 2018, 150 volunteers, team leaders, new faces and old friends gathered together at the Naked Hub on Century Avenue to celebrate another year of impact!
Every year, HoS would not have achieved our success without every volunteer’s efforts, and this year was no different. It was a year where we saw more volunteers than ever join us, and and through their support more than 30,000 hours of service were given to the community.