Teach for an Hour


- What can you do with 1.5 hours?

We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities to help children from underprivileged backgrounds. Starting from October 2007, we have launched a weekend tutor programme with local schools in some of the most socio-economically deprived districts of Hong Kong. You can help these children by spending part of your weekend with them: teach them core subjects such as English and Science, or develop your own curriculum ranging from personal finance management to creative design. Your role as teachers will make a difference to these students.


Our ideal candidate?

Anyone who is enthusiastic about helping children, with or without prior teaching experience. However, volunteers should be able to speak fluent English. To ensure continuous support for these children, we ask that you sign up for a minimum of 2 weekends during any school term (Autumn: October-December, Spring: February-May). Here's what you can do:

Executive Committee: Be involved in liaising with headmasters on the progress of the children, allocating the right number of volunteers and children to each school, coordinating a team of volunteers on the day, overseeing the running of the site and planning for future events.

Volunteer Teacher: Be involved in teaching a group of up to six children for a Saturday morning, on topics of your choice.

Academic Year 2017-18 Term 1

We are starting our programme in October 2017 with Farm Road Government Primary School (農圃道官立小學)( and Principal Chan Free Tutorial World (陳校長免費補習天地) (  Farm Road Government Primary School is a government funded public school founded in 1956; whereas Principal Chan Free Tutorial World is a non-profit organization established in 2011 aiming to provide free learning support to underprivileged children who have financial difficulties.

Details of Teach-an-Hour are as follows:

Dates: 7th,14th, 21st October; 4th,11th,18th, 25th November, 2nd, 9th, 16th December 2017

Time: 10:30 am -12 noon (please arrive 15 minutes early)

Venue 1: Farm Road Government Primary School
Target Group: Primary 5-6 (aged 10-11)

Address: 8 Farm Rd, To Kwa Wan


Venue 2: Cheng Yu Tung Kwai Chung Learning Centre
Target group: Primary 1-2 (aged 6-7)

Address: Shop B on G/F, Wai Yin Building, Nos.430-436 Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung

Class Structure: Simple and understandable English with interactive teaching; teacher to student ratio of 1:5.  Each class will be conducted by 2 volunteers with about 10 students.

Teaching materials: Prepared by the Executive Committee or by volunteers (We are looking for volunteers who can design new materials using PowerPoint and worksheets. Interested volunteers feel free to contact us. More details will be provided.)

Logistics: Teaching materials will be sent to you via email around one week before each class. All printouts and worksheets will be kindly handled by the Primary School or Principal Chan’s centre.

Outing: An outing to Cathay City will be organised in November 2017 for students in Farm Road Government Primary School. Please take notice of this event as more details will be provided in the near future


Format: Simple and understandable English with interactive teaching; teacher to student ratio of 1:5; minimum of two teachers per class.

Find out more and apply......

Application for the 2017-18 term 1 teaching volunteer is open. Please complete the online application form in the link. The minimum commitment for a teaching volunteer is two sessions, and the deadline for the application is 24th September 2017