As an integral part of Hong Kong society, MTR is committed to contribute to the development of the communities in which we operate. Beside holding and supporting various community and charitable programmes, our employees have also contributed their own time to organise and participate in volunteer activities since 1993. Over the years, MTR volunteers have regularly carried out services for different sectors of the society.
In 2005, the Company launched the "More Time Reaching Community" Scheme to further encourage employees to initiate volunteer activities. By providing corporate support in funding, logistics and training, staff are encouraged to voluntarily organise community service projects based on their own interest, thereby benefiting more community groups, with the elderly, underprivileged families and children, and the disabled as the main beneficiaries. Staffˇ¦s family members and friends and MTR retirees are welcome to join the volunteering activities organised under the Scheme and share the joy of serving others.
MTR volunteers joined senior citizens to make and share rice dumplings at Dragon Boat Festival.
MTR volunteers gave a check on the domestic environment and delivered gift packs to the solitary elderlies who lived in old-style public housing .
MTR volunteers toured around Kowloon Bay Depot with students from St John Baptist Catholic Primary School.
MTR Volunteer Team "M-Voice" celebrated Chinese New Year together with hearing-impaired children.
MTR volunteers taught adopted children balloon twisting, allowing them to unleash creativity.
MTR volunteers received training on assisting wheelchair users and then organised a series of outings for the physically challenged.