From the start, the Volunteer Movement has had unfailing support from a wide spectrum of society, such as community organisations, corporations, schools and government departments. Civil service volunteer teams have been at the forefront promoting volunteerism and organising volunteer services. Apart from serving the public through their work, many civil servants also commit their leisure time, effectively utilise their professional skills to care and assist the needy as well as to build a more cohesive and caring society. Also, their passion and enthusiasm for volunteering encourages others to join the services.
To date, 63 civil service volunteer teams have joined the Civil Service Volunteer Work Programme. They collaborate closely with the Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service of the Social Welfare Department (the Steering Committee), and participate and assist in various volunteer programmes which include Hong Kong Citizen • Hong Kong Heart Volunteer Ambassador Programme, Sharing Session for Community Organisations and Seminar for Volunteer Movement Participation Organisations. Among others, representative from the Hong Kong Fire Services Department Volunteer Team was appointed as member of the Sub-committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service in Community Organisations and pledged to support promotion of volunteering by inspiring the public to join in.
Serving the Community – From Expertise to Superiority is the theme of the civil service volunteer services. The volunteer teams make use of available resources and professional skills to organise multi-faceted and volunteer projects with quality, for instance, experts from the field of information technology help to equip new immigrants with basic computer knowledge;