Mother’s Choice was established in 1987 to help single girls and their families facing crisis pregnancies. Today they look after about 100 babies each year about 30 of which have special needs. HONG KONG
The babies generally range in age from 3 days to 2 years. Some children with special needs stay in the home until they are 6 years old. All are being prepared to join a permanent family as soon as possible, either through adoption or being united with their birth family. Mother’s Choice is looking for self motivated volunteers to work with children, usually for a commitment of 9 months.
Volunteers help with the bathing, dressing and feeding of the babies but are also responsible for taking them to the park, playing with them, talking to them in English, arranging singing sessions or playing music; anything that can enhance their experience and make them feel well cared for and loved.
It is important that the children learn to interact with adults and receive stimulation so that they do not become ‘institutionalized’ and therefore be less likely to integrate well into their ultimate families. It is this loving nurturing care which promotes the well-being of the children and ensures that they form healthy attachments for long-term relationship development. Mother’s Choice consider that providing hope is on of their core values!
Most of the children are very young but some with special needs will be up to 6 years old.
There are also opportunities for those wishing to use other skills such as IT specialists, marketing or fundraising specialists as well as others.
Volunteers work just over 40 hours per week. There are always local professional staff on duty with volunteers. The Mother’s Choice ‘Baby Home’ where volunteers work is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the building in which volunteers live.
The management of Mother’s Choice will conduct final interviews for all candidates and gives a full briefing on responsibilities after arrival.
For more information see their website www.motherschoice.org
See specifically their job descriptions on :
And then contact us to apply
For more information on the Mother’s Choice approach to their work see also:
17th September 2013
Jessie graduated with a BSc in Anthropology from Brunel University in 2015 and took a year out during her degree course to volunteer in HK My name is Jessie and I gained work through Just Volunteers! as a full-time volunteer at Mother’s Choice, Hong Kong. I believe great experiences occur when you immerse yourself in the experience, […]read more