Professionals play an important role in society. They contribute positively to the way of living for the people and to the economic and social developments of the community. One of the factors leading to Hong Kong’s past success is that professionals have played an active part, while adhering to their respective codes of conduct and self-regulation. Professionals seek perfection in their endeavors and their services constitute an important part of the fabric of the society.
As a result, the commitment for the professionals to serve the community deserved serious consideration. The Professional Volunteer Accreditation Programme (PVAP), which is organized by HKIS, Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) and the Hong Kong Council of Volunteering (HKCV), recognizes the services of a professional for his own profession and to the community. It will encourage the participation of professionals in the development of the profession and the involvement in community affairs.
1. To underline and promote the value of volunteering in the professional field and in the community
2. To facilitate professional bodies to develop volunteering among their respective membership, and
3. To recognize professional volunteers for their active contribution to their respective professions, and for applying their professional knowledge and skills to serve the community
Recognition through Accreditation
Members shall provide a record of the volunteer services carried out during the accreditation period and send to HKIS for assessment. Based on the information provided, HKIS, together with the AVS and HKCV, shall prepare of Certificate of Accreditation for HKIS members who have fulfilled the Criteria for Accreditation. The Certificate will be issued in the name of the HKIS, AVS and HKCV.
Criteria for Accreditation
The applicant / nominee shall have to perform a minimum number of hours of volunteer services (as stated in the following table) for assessment. Maximum accreditation hours of any single event will be limited to 8 hours ONLY and will be determined at the discretion of the HKIS Community and Charity Services Committee.
More than 150 hours
1) Traveling time, time taken for meetings or trainings for the purpose of volunteer service can be included in the calculation of hours where appropriate, subject to the discretion of the HKIS Community and Charity Services Committee.
2) Volunteer Services for the HKIS could be accredited up to a maximum of 25% of the above minimum hours.
The Leadership Award is intended for those professionals and senior executives in the public, private or non-government sector, who have exemplarity served the community in one way or the other. The HKIS members who have contributed volunteer services of more than 225 hours, with the recommendation by HKIS, will be considered for the Leadership Award.
Submission Time Frame:
Accreditation Period: 1 January 2011 - 31 December 2011
Deadline for Record Submission: 15 June 2012
Interested members please complete the form which can be downloaded at HKIS webpage and returnit to HKIS by fax at 2868 4612 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
 The HKIS Community and Charity Services Committee shall have the absolute discretion for the grant of accreditation hours, certificates and/or awards and its decisions shall be final. The HKIS Community and Charity Services Committee shall not be required to furnish any reason for its decision.
Not more than 10 Leadership award will be given away each year.
The volunteer service records for the period of 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011 shall be submitted before 15 June 2012 for assessment. However, members are encouraged to keep their service records continuously after the accreditation period for next year’s Programme.