YHA MEI HO HOUSE YOUTH HOSTEL: BILINGUAL DOCENT RECRUITMENT

To allow visitors from various places to gain a deeper understanding of Mei Ho House, the only surviving resettlement building, as well as to explore the Heritage of Mei Ho House from different perspectives, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel is currently recruiting volunteer bilingual docents. These docents will explain the history of Mei Ho House, reminisce about the old days of Hong Kong, share oral histories of the old neighborhoods, discuss revitalization and conservation efforts, and introduce hostel culture to visitors. We sincerely invite you to join us in perpetuating the history, culture, architecture, and human values ​​represented by Mei Ho House.

  • Requirements:
    – Must be a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 18 or above.
    – Fluent in Cantonese, with proficiency in either English or Mandarin.
    – Strong interest in Hong Kong history, culture, and heritage conservation.
    – Enjoy interacting with people, with good communication and explanatory skills, and a passionate attitude toward service.
    – Able to provide guided tour services on weekdays, weekends, or public holidays.
  • Responsibilities:
    – Provide guided tour services to visitors, including but not limited to the general public, schools, and organisations
    – Act as a communication link between YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel and visitors
    – Assist in promoting and supporting activities at YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (activities primarily conducted in Cantonese)
    – Provide guided tours at least once every two months
  • Suitable applicants* will be notified via email to attend two sessions of guided tour training, as follows:
    1. Briefing Session: 17 March 2024 (Sunday), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    2. On-site Training Session: 24 March 2024 (Sunday), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    *Suitable applicants will receive an email notification within 5 working days after the application deadline; unsuccessful applicants will not be notified separately.
  • Upon successful completion of the two sessions of guided tour training and assessment, applicants will officially become our volunteer docents and will be awarded a qualified certificate.
  • As a docent of YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel, you will receive:
    – Precious experience in leading guided tours
    – Valuable experience in helping to organise events
    – Opportunities to serve the community
    – A qualified certificate in becoming a docent
    – Allowance for each guided tour
    – One-year complimentary HKYHA Individual Membership

Application Form: Application Closed
Deadline: 6 March 2024 (Wednesday)
For inquiries, please contact Mr. Yeung at 3728 3544 / [email protected].

Remarks:
In case of adverse weather conditions, the training sessions or assessments may be adjusted accordingly.
HKYHA reserves the right to make final decisions on all details of this program.

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