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Getting Involved

We love volunteers! And the success of the PFO is not possibIe without the time, talent, and resources of volunteers. Whether you're the type who likes to head a committee or just help out during the event/activity, there is always a way to roll-up your sleeves and be involved. Our HKIS kids love it, the PFO loves it, and you'll love volunteering your time/skills to create successful events for our school. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, makes a significant impact!


Check out the opportunities below!


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Or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at for further details.


PFO General Meetings

Attend one (or all!) of the monthly meetings. All parents, faculty, and administration are invited to join! Take a look at the current annual calendar with a schedule of the meetings. If you plan to come simply RSVP to the PFO Secretary at

Volunteer Opportunities

Board Positions

The members of our board all love what we do, and we hope that you’ll get involved to help us do even more great things! If you are interested in becoming a member of the PFO Board or taking on a leadership role on one of our committees, please complete and submit this leadership interest form.

New Families

Remember when your family first joined HKIS? Or you just moved to Hong Kong? Join the membership committee and make our new families’ transition easier by sharing your experiences and expertise! There are many ways to contribute with planning and holding the events and walkabouts, or consider becoming a mentor for a new family.

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Back to School

These nights signal the start of the school year! The volunteers in the hospitality committee work closely with the administration to plan these nights across all four HKIS divisions. You can imagine the level of support needed!

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Pumpkin Festival

Join a planning committee (or two!), volunteer for an hour on the day of the event, or donate your talents and resources in other ways! The planning starts in September and goes through October. Consider supporting the decorations team, organizing the student-led entertainment, ensuring our special pumpkins are taken care of, coordinating the ever loved games, and so much more!

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World's Fair

Join a planning committee (or two!), volunteer for an hour on the day of the event, or donate your talents and resources! The planning starts in January and runs through April. Share your creative juices and help develop unique decorations! The family food stalls are always a crowd pleaser so think about using your love of cooking to share your favorite cuisines with the HKIS community! There is also entertainment, games, bake sale, book sale, shopping village, and so many more areas your talents can support!

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

Help plan a fabulous show of Chinese culture and celebration welcoming in the new lunar year! Help plan and coordinate the assemblies, CNY bookmarks, and be a part of the event working beside the stage.

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Chinese New Year Apparel

From September to November, help run the CNY logo contest and apparel ordering including garment selection, vendor communications, online store implementation, and more.

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Book Fairs

Held every year in the fall/winter for each division. Volunteers are needed for planning and on the day of the event.

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Photography Group

No matter what your photography level, and which type of camera you use, we welcome all of your photo submissions. You chose the event that you can attend, take some photos, and upload your favorite snapshots to our shared Google Drive folder. It’s that easy! We are looking for photos from the PFO Events including Pumpkin Festival, Chinese New Year Assemblies, and World’s Fair. We would also love to receive photos from all other HKIS school events (LP, UP, MS, & HS) including classroom events, sporting events, music concerts, plays and musicals, just about anything! Be creative and have fun snapping action/group/candid/posed/silly photos! You may see some of your photos on the PFO website, PFO Newsletters, or in other PFO communications. But, we can’t use your photo if you don’t upload them!

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The communications committee is responsible for all the PFO communications including newsletters (PFO and divisional), writing and editing for the web/social/PR, and for producing all PFO signage. We are constantly churning out communications so there is always plenty to do! Whether your creative, tech savvy, a social media expert, or just plain good at communicating with others then your talents, time, and resources are needed here!

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Contact Shama Mubayi, PFO VP Community at for further details.

If you or your company is looking for an easier way to get involved supporting great, highly attended events, sponsoring a component of an event is for you. There are many benefits to sponsoring an event, contact the PFO for more details.


Contact Shama Mubayi, PFO VP Community at for further details.

Item donations are especially needed prior to the PFO's two largest events, Pumpkin Festival (October) and World's Fair (March). If you or your company would like to make a donation, please contact us for details. These are some of the donations that have been helpful in the past:

New Toys (any size)

These are given as game prizes and Lucky Lai See winnings at both major events. They can be of any size or value - we love seeing the smiling faces when kids win a prize!

Gift Vouchers

Vouchers from local merchants/companies are highly appreciated by both the PFO and event attendees. Restaurant, spa, hotel and shopping vouchers are frequently donated.

Used Books

At both Pumpkin Festival and World's Fair, the PFO hosts a fabulous Used Book Sale. You won't want to miss this great opportunity to refresh your home library with new titles, at a great price. Collection dates are just prior to the events, any genre, for any age group is welcome. PLEASE DROP-OFF ON DESIGNATED DATES.

Other Items

Often HKIS families' companies support the PFO by donating items/products from their company. These items build great enthusiasm and excitement during an event, and help to raise funds for donation back to HKIS.

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