Volunteer for Peace

The UNESCO Hong Kong Association Glocal Peace Centre (GPC) has been fostering youth learning with the Centre’s internshipopen_in_new and volunteeropen_in_new programs for the past several years. We would like to take this opportunity to leverage the 8th Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration (PCC) to offer a volunteering service opportunity to young people. “Volunteer for Peace” is a volunteering programme for students to have a “quick turn” learn-and-volunteer experience.  This is a unique opportunity for students to take part in a three-part course to learn positive peace, develop leadership skills and learn skillsets to flourish in the “new normal”.  Students will immediately apply their learning in volunteering their services to support the 8th Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration  “Action for Peace” programmes.
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Programme details

Target Participants

Undergraduate students

Learning opportunities

Training

There is an introduction session regarding the internship and volunteer service program offered by GPC, followed by focused training for “Volunteer for Peace”.

Training topics include Positive Peace, Leadership Skills, and Hosting Technical Skills & Etiquette.

Volunteer service

After training, participants will have the immediate opportunity to get hands-on experience of delivering a project with a theme of the 17 SDGs and the five aspects of peace, such as a workshop or the 8th Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration. During this, participants will gain work experience during their practicum at the GPC as a volunteer.

The exact project they will be assigned to can vary depending on the current projects at the GPC.

Recognition

Upon completion of 8 hours of work, participants are eligible to a certificate to recognise their volunteering experience during the programme.

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Enrolment

To join this programme, click “join programme(s)” to fill in the application form.

Upon successful application, we will contact you for further arrangements.

Enrol on or before

8 March, 2021
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Training workshops

Participants are required to join workshops to get themselves acquainted with the necessary skills.

All workshops will be either self-paced online courses, or delivered online via Zoom. Login details to Zoom sessions are provided to you after you have enrolled in the programme.

Created by internationally renowned think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace, this free short course introduces the transformational framework — Positive Peace. Rethink peace with the Institute’s data-driven approach and discover how Positive Peace is associated with better performance on ecological sustainability, improved well-being, stronger GDP growth rates and better business outcomes.

—— Institute for Economics & Peace

During the programme, participants will gain experience to help them:

  • Sharpen communication and co-operation skills
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn to motivate themselves and discover their inner-self
Workshop Tutor
Andy Clark

Andy Clark is the founder of Shine Training Limited. He is a qualified NLP Master Trainer and has over 18 years of Asia Pacific Training & Lecturing experience.

This workshop is available in Cantonese only.

  1. Basics of Hosting a Virtual Meeting
  2. Classroom control
    • Ice-breaker
    • Common mistake of online presentations
  3. Context delivery and interaction
    • Delivery
    • How to catch audience attention
Workshop tutor

KC Kung
KC Kung is a part-time instructor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), currently serving as the coach of the HKUST Debate Team. He is also the founder of the Hong Kong Language Education Limited.

The short course is offered by the Institute for Economics & Peace.

To access the course content, please visit the Positive Peace Academy website and sign up for free.

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Practicum

After training, participants will have the immediate opportunity to get hands-on experience of delivering a project under the GPC.