Apply for Volunteer Services Record Book

*Publishing by the Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service, Social Welfare Department

 

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According to the definition of Volunteer Service by the Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service, volunteer service generally refers to any person who voluntarily devotes his/her time and effort in providing services for the betterment of society, without any material or monetary reward. And volunteer service is an effective means to let people from all walks of life to participate in building the society so as to develop a caring and harmonic community ultimately. In order to promote volunteer service in a systematic and more effective manner, the Social Welfare Department has launched the Volunteer Movement in 1998.

 

Criteria for calculating the service hours
Service hours are calculated on yearly basic, including any form of volunteer service performed between 1st of January and 31st of December.

 

Award criteria for Individual Volunteer
The award for individual volunteers is based on the annual accumulated number of service hour delivered. Those who have provided 50, 100 and 200 hours of service or more will be awarded the Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificate respectively. For details, please refer to website of Volunteer Movement.

 

Volunteer Services Record Handbook Application Procedure
Step 1: Submit the application before 31st October every year by online form
Step 2: Receive an email message to confirm your application.
Step 3: Office of Service-Learning (OSL) will issue the Volunteer Services Record Book within 2 weeks once confirmed the applicants' information.
Step 4: Applicants should personally visit OSL at LBY101 to get the Volunteer Services Record Book within the timeframe stated in the confirmation email.
Please submit the online application for the Volunteer Services Record Book. For inquiry, please call 2616 8067 or email to osl@ln.edu.hk .

 

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Instructions to fill in Service Records

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Name of Service Unit: Please write ‘Office of Service-Learning’ or ‘OSL’ if you participate in programs/activities organized by Office of Service-Learning. Please write the names of other organizations which you participate in their programs/activities.

Contact Tel. No. of Service Unit: Please write ‘2616 8073’ if you participate in programs/activities organized by Office of Service-Learning. Please write the contact number of other organizations which you participate in their programs/activities.

Name of Service: Please write the full name of program/activity; if you participate in programs/activities organized by Office of Service-Learning, you can write abbreviated form of a name (for example: ‘SLRS’ for Service-Learning Research Scheme and ‘MISLP’ for Mainland and International Service-Learning Program).

Date/Period: If there is more than one service in a program, please write the whole period of service/program (for example: Sep 2014 – Dec 2014).

Service Hours: Please write the service hours for each service, or write the total service hours for a program.

Name of Person-in-charge: Please write name of person who is in charge of the program/activity.

Signature of Person-in-charge: Please ask the person who is in charge of the program/activity to sign with the chop of the organization as verification. The service without signatures and chops will not be counted.

 

  1. Others:  Civic Engagement
    Starting from 2012-13, Civic Engagement becomes the graduation requirement for undergraduate students admitted to the 4-year curriculum. Students are required to complete a minimum of 5 hours of training and 25 hours of service practicum. The Office of Service-Learning (OSL) and the Student Services Centre (SSC) are two main offices offering Civic Engagement opportunities to students. A few opportunities will also be offered by some academic departments of the University.

 

Civic Engagement is one of the unique features of Lingnan’s liberal arts education. To echo to the  University’s motto of “Education for Service”, Civic Engagement aims at fostering students’ civic responsibility, ethical attitude and commitment in the community, enhancing students’ creative and innovative capabilities, and preparing them to be ideal Lingnan graduates and future leaders.

 

Civic Engagement programmes provide students with volunteer opportunities as well as out-of-classroom learning experiences through a series of training and service practicum. Service practicum can take many forms, from voluntary works to community service projects. Students can serve the community and needy people for the betterment of society by applying their knowledge and skills.

 

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Students can fulfil the graduation requirement by attending the following courses/programmes:

Service-Learning and Research Scheme offered by the OSL;

Structured Community Service projects organised by the SSC;

Community Service projects organised by external organisations, student societies,

academic/administrative units or individual students; and

Service-Learning courses while joining the Student Exchange Programmes.


Please visit website of SSC for more information.