Workcampers will mainly work around the village, in the aquaponics farm or the community work office on art and community-based work. Details shall depends on the weather and community needs. For example, visiting the elderly and joining Up-cycling Lantern workshop
Accommodation – Workcampers live in a small house in Tai O. It is well equipped with bathroom and a kitchen. Sleeping bags and pillows are not necessary, but it is appreciated to bring your own. – Workcampers are responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy environment of the living and working areas. – Mosquitoes and bees are unavoidable in rural area. Please remember to bring more mosquito repellent. Organic or natural one is recommended. – You are responsible for the safety and security of your belongings in the camp site. You are advise not to bring valuable items with you.
Meal – Workcampers are responsible for carrying out cooking and cleaning duties by turns. – Please indicate if you request special diet to your team, e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.
In contrast to the densely populated areas of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Tai O, a sub-urban area situated in western coast of the outlying island of Lantau, is characterized by its famous charming fishing village (also known as “Venice of the East”), natural scenery, a stunning sunset, and the hospitality of the villagers.
The camp will hold by VolTra, FishPlant and YWCA Tai O Community Work Office. The workcamp will happen during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a traditional festival in Hong Kong. It aims to raise awareness among publics towards the aging society, boost community spirit in the neighborhood and preserve the non-material cultures of Hong Kong.
*The workcamp are sponsored by Hong Kong Jockey Club and international volunteers can apply for the full camp fee sponsorship by filling in the below form:
– Be open-minded to different cultures
– Have an open heart to share and talk