CLP staff are encouraged to volunteer. CLP China has set up volunteer teams to organise various activities for the public. Each team member contributes personal and professional knowledge to meet the needs of the community and bring joy to children and the elderly.
In 2022, CLP launched the “Knitting for the Community” campaign in Mainland China by mobilising a total of 648 volunteers from Hong Kong and the Mainland including CLP staff, their family members and the local community in the vicinity of its assets. The volunteers have dedicated a total of about 3,500 hours to knit over 1,000 clothing items and accessories such as scarves, hats, sweaters, shoes and embroidery insoles. These items were delivered to the elderly and children in various provinces and autonomous regions, bringing warmth to the people in need.
Fangchenggang Power Station established a volunteer team in 2009, and has provided charitable services to communities and schools in Nanning and in the neighborhood of the power station, benefiting more than 1,000 local residents. In the summer of 2014, a student surnamed Lin from Fangchenggang Experimental High School suffered from acute lymphocytic leukemia and was in danger. Upon hearing the news, the volunteer team of Fangchenggang Power Station immediately launched a donation initiative among colleagues. In a few days, it raised tens of thousands of yuan for Lin to help him tide over the difficulties. During Lin’s treatment at the hospital, volunteers also paid regular visits to him to give him encoragement. In 2019, Lin returned to the campus and was admitted to Guilin Medical College, and shared the good news with the volunteer team. Considering the financial position of Lin’s family, the volunteer team again raised 5,000 yuan among colleagues to help him pursue his academic dream.
The volunteer team of Huaiji Hydropower Station was set up in 2011. Since then, volunteers have made regular visits to poor children in the neighborhood, bringing necessary school supplies to them on the one hand, and offering classes on safety to increase their safety awareness on the other hand. Thanks to the team’s continuous efforts, the number of safety accidents in the reservoir area has dropped year after year, benefiting the neighborhood in an effective way.
During public holidays, volunteer teams from Qian’an Wind Farm visit nursing homes in the community, bringing gifts and care to the elderlies. The caring visits by Qian’an Wind Farm volunteers conducted since 2012 have drawn attention of the local government, and renovated the road leading to the nursing home to facilitate these visits.
Starting from 2018, Sihong Solar Power Station has called on staff to visit the nearby nursing home on the occasion of the Double Ninth Festival to provide volunteer services for the elderly. In addition to bringing them daily necessities, volunteers also invite doctors to conduct health checks for the elderly, provide haircuts and grooming services to them, and play chess and chat with them so that they can enjoy a good time.
CLP volunteers from Qian’an Wind Farm visit an elderly’s home
CLP volunteers from Fangchenggang Power Station take part in a tree-plating event
CLP volunteers from Sandu Wind Farm take part in a tree-plating event
CLP volunteers take part in the charity event “Smiling hope-BEAM” in Fengkai, Guangdong Province