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How to Have a Great #1HourWith Your Mentor

Before your #1HourWith Mentorship Session, you're strongly encouraged to spend 1-2 minutes reading this checklist and top tips to maximise the opportunity. 📜 Before your session Do your homework. Google your mentor’s name and learn as much as you can about them Determine 2-3 core questions Find a quiet place with great internet connection and […]
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New Feature Launch: Announcing Project Templates & Volunteer Invitation

Attention: NGO & SE Partners! Our team was grinding in secret to make your dreams into reality — Meet your 2 new favourite features on our platform: 📝  Objectives and Project Templates 📩  Invite Volunteers to Projects We heard your feedback, and we have made big changes! We can't wait to tell you all about […]
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Make Your Volunteer Profile Discoverable For Nonprofits 👀

With a volunteer community of diverse and talented individuals (👋🏻 hi you!), we are making it easier for you to connect with incredible causes (and for nonprofits to connect with you too!). Get invited to projects that match with your skills (aka your superpowers ⚡️). Go to your Settings, complete your profile by filling in […]
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6 Best Email Practices to Keep Your Volunteers Excited and Wanting More

Did you know that Jimmy Carter is still building houses with Habitat for Humanity – And he has been doing this for over 25 years? That’s the kind of volunteer most organisations would go through great lengths to recruit, though they are hard to come by. This shows that when an individual truly believes in […]

How Emma Discovered Her Passion During Skilled-Volunteering | Swire Trust Go-Givers of 2021

Together with Time Auction, the Swire Trust Go-Givers Program encourages skilled volunteers for Swire Trust NGOs partners from 2020 to 2022. 10 outstanding volunteers will be selected annually as the “Swire Trust Go-Givers of the Year” with special rewards & recognition. Meet our 10 Go-Givers of 2021! Meet Emma! Emma is currently a Strategic Brand […]

4 Organisations Supporting Animal Welfare in Hong Kong

Are you an animal lover like us? While some animals are lucky to have found loving and caring owners, there are still many abandoned and stray animals living in harsh conditions on the streets of Hong Kong. According to The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), they are handling between 5,000-7,000 stray dogs annually, but […]

How to Get Started as a Skilled Volunteer

We hear you’re interested in donating your skills and time to a non-profit! While volunteering has obvious personal benefits and there are tons of projects available on our own matching platform, we know that going into your first volunteer position can be daunting.  But not to worry!  Here are a few tips on getting the […]

How Jenny Upgraded Her Volunteering Journey Through Her 1st Mentoring Experience | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Jenny! Jenny founded Anorak, a brand of travel accessories and lifestyle products, that encourages individuality and positive thinking. Apart from hard skills like product design, Jenny has also strengthened her skillsets with abundant entrepreneurial experiences throughout the years, such as team management and business operation. By recommendation of a friend, she decided to embark […]

How Law Student Catherine Channels Education Into Volunteer Work | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Catherine! After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Sociology, Catherine is now pursuing a postgraduate law degree. Prior to joining the Time Auction community, she already had abundant experiences in volunteering. From teaching underprivileged children to planning accessible classical music events, it’s clear that this is not her first rodeo as a […]

How Bryony from YMCA of Hong Kong Matched with the Perfect Volunteers | Time Auction Impact Highlights

Meet Bryony from YMCA of Hong Kong! Bryony is the Communications Manager at YMCA of Hong Kong, an NGO that strives to provide holistic services for those in need in order to help them actualize their dreams! Since YMCA of HK already has a well-established volunteer movement of its own, why did they still reach […]

Impact Highlight: How Our Volunteer-Matching Platform is created by Skilled-Volunteers

The Challenge: Time Auction needed to build a new website, but doesn’t have the budget for UX/UI design, graphic design and copywriting, which are essential components for web development. The Outcome: 3 skilled volunteers dedicated dozens of hours to create graphics, content and designs for over 60 webpages, delivering a user-friendly brand website and volunteer-matching […]

Matchmaking between Talents and NGOs — Introducing Time Auction’s New Program

74% of Hong Kong people don’t volunteer. Over the years, I’ve heard many reasons why people don’t get involved. Too busy, no time. Am I really making a difference by going to a beach cleanup when the trash accumulates again after all that hard work? If I make HK$1,000 per day at my job, wouldn’t […]
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