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2016-18 Best Corporate Volunteer Service Project Competition

Organizer
 

Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service of Social Welfare Department

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Corporate volunteering is one of the major components of Corporate Social Responsibility. To inspire innovative ideas in volunteering, recognise the contribution of corporations in the promotion of volunteer service and encourage partnership with different sectors in the development of diversified volunteer service to address community needs, , the Sub-Committee on Promotion of Corporate Volunteering has launched the Best Corporate Volunteer Service Project Competition since 2003. 


Theme
 
The 2016-18 Best Corporate Volunteer Service Project Competition continues to adopt the theme of Innovation‧Vision‧Sustainability”「創新‧遠見‧持續」 to encourage corporate volunteer teams to develop sustainable and innovative volunteer projects to address the community needs, integrate the core values of volunteering into the corporate culture and contribute their expertise in volunteer service.  It also encourages achieving the work-life balance of the employees through volunteering.  In addition, corporate volunteer teams are also encouraged to collaborate with other volunteer teams, develop partnership with different sectors, non-governmental organisations and mobilize their corporate retirees and family members in the volunteer service projects.
 
 
Objectives
 
  1. to promote sustainable and innovative volunteer projects to address the community needs;  

  2. to inspire more corporations to utilize their expertise in corporate volunteering;

  3. to encourage the participation of family members and/or corporate retirees;

  4. to achieve work-life balance through volunteering

  5. to promote volunteering as a life style;

  6. to uplift the commitment and implementation of corporate social responsibility through volunteering.

 
 
Eligibility
 
The Competition is open to all corporate volunteer teams in Hong Kong.  There will be a designated category for “Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)”1 so as to further encourage SMEs’ participation in the Competition.
 
*According to Trade and Industry Department, manufacturing enterprises with fewer than 100 employees and non-manufacturing enterprises with fewer than 50 employees are regarded as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong  (https://www.success.tid.gov.hk/english/aboutus/sme/service_detail_6863.html)
 

Adjudication Criteria
 

The main adjudication criteria of the competition would be the follows:

  1. Originality and innovation of the project; which brings new ideas in promoting volunteering as a life style;

  2. Effective use of the expertise and resources of the corporations;

  3. Effect of developing spontaneous and sustainable volunteering as corporate culture;

  4. Level of family and corporate retirees’ participation in the projects;

  5. Meeting the social needs of underprivileged groups in the community or district

  6. Achieving work-life balance in the project;

 
 
Adjudication Panel
 
Mr. KWAN Chuk Fai, MH, JP, Convener of the Sub-Committee on Promotion of Corporate Volunteering and the other members of the Sub-Committee as well as members of the steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service and other renowned personnels from the business sector.
 
 
Guidelines
 
  1. Each participating corporate volunteer team or welfare agency must complete the entry form, describing the details of the project, together with 4R photos (not more than 10) of the activities and relevant papers, and return to the Secretariat before the deadline.

  2. There is no restriction on the type and format of volunteer project, but the project should be related to the theme of this Competition.

  3. Volunteers in the project should include the family members of the staff volunteers and corporate retirees if applicable.  

  4. The entry form should be signed by the participating corporate volunteer team with official chop.  If the project is collaborated with welfare agencies/ other corporate volunteer teams, or the project provides services to beneficiary group/ service recipients, the entry form should be countersigned by the welfare partners/ corporate partners/ beneficiary group/ the principal service recipients.

  5. The project should not involve religious, political or commercial promotion activities.

  6. The project should be conducted between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.  If the project is still going on beyond 30 June 2018, it should have been implemented for at least 4 months consecutively so as to be eligible for this Competition.

  7. The Secretariat may not submit any document other than the required entry form to the adjudication panel.


Download Scheme Details and Entry Form 

 
Deadline 
 
30 June 2018


Result Announcement
 

The result will be on-site announced in 2018 Corporate Volunteering Award Presentation Ceremony to be held tentatively in October 2018.  All corporate volunteer teams will be invited to attend the Ceremony.  The result will be also uploaded to Volunteer Movement Website (www.volunteering-hk.org) subsequently.

For the promotion and publicity of volunteer service, details of the awarded projects would be published in media and Volunteer Movement Newsletter as appropriate.

 
Award
 

All eligible participating corporate teams would be awarded a certificate as recognition.  A champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and merit awards will be awarded to the general corporate group and SMEs group respectively.

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Remarks                  
  1. All the entry forms and photos submitted will not be returned.

  2. The Secretariat reserves the right to amend, translate, edit, copy, distribute, adopt whole or part of the project for the purpose of promoting Volunteer Movement without seeking prior consent from the author or paying any charge for that.

  3. The Secretariat has the ownership of all the submitted entry forms, documents, photos and appendices.

  4. All photos taken and submitted for this Competition must have the prior approval from the subjects or their guardians for future promotion and publicity purposes.

  5. The Secretariat will not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage and postal delay of any documents or photos.  

  6. The final result and the awards will be solely determined by the adjudication panel and there is no appeal mechanism.

  7. The Secretariat reserves the rights to amend the scheme and all related arrangements of this Competition without prior notification.

  8. The Secretariat reserves the right to interpret the guidelines and scheme of this Competition.

 

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