Research and Training Volunteer

Justice Without Borders (JWB) is seeking passionate individuals to join us as Research and Training Volunteers in our Hong Kong office. If you are keen to work for a cause with meaning, are self-motivated and comfortable working in a culturally diverse team, read on to find out more!


What we Offer:

  1. Hands-on experience conducting strategic research for a regional NGO advancing access to justice for vulnerable migrant domestic workers (MDWs);
  2. Gain insights on issues commonly faced by MDWs in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region; 
  3. Regular mentoring for those who are still building experience;
  4. Opportunity to work in a multicultural environment with teams and partners across a regional network in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.


You will make an Impact by: 

Working alongside JWB’s staff, volunteers and fellows, you will be involved in:

  1. Literature review: desk research of primary and secondary resources relating to access to justice needs of MDWs in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and the Philippines;
  2. Field research: directly engaging with Hong Kong’s MDW community through conducting surveys, interviews, and focus group discussions;
  3. Community engagement with local and regional stakeholders, including frontline NGOs, unions, government bodies, pro bono lawyers, and more;
  4. Developing a strategic roadmap to inform JWB’s cross-border litigation strategy and promote access to justice for vulnerable individuals;
  5. Producing training materials: work closely with frontline stakeholders and pro bono lawyers to develop relevant and engaging training materials for interactive workshops.


Terms of engagement:

  1. 5 – 10 hours per week, for at least 3 months for a truly meaningful engagement. Priority will be given to those with longer availability and with the flexibility to volunteer on Sundays.
  2. Flexible working arrangements: we are happy to accommodate different schedules and working locations (remote or in office).


What we are Looking For:

  1. Applicants based in Hong Kong with experience conducting research and interviews, interacting with vulnerable communities, strategic planning, and facilitating workshops;
  2. Excellent organization and communication skills;
  3. Proficiency in written and spoken English; fluency in Tagalog or Bahasa Indonesia is a plus;
  4. Good judgment, critical thinking, and attention to detail;
  5. Resourceful, self-directed, able to follow through on tasks and responsibilities independently;
  6. Professionalism: JWB treats its volunteers as professionals and entrusts high levels of responsibility in them accordingly.


How to Apply:

Please submit a one-page statement of interest, CV, and a short writing sample to Ms. Jaime Wong at by 9 July 2023. In your application, please indicate your availability (e.g. start/end date, number of hours/week, etc.).

Any other questions? For more information, please email us today.


About Justice Without Borders

Founded in 2013, Justice Without Borders (JWB) is a regional non-profit advancing transnational access to legal assistance for migrant workers. Focusing on those who have suffered labour exploitation and human trafficking, we address the unique strategic and logistical issues that lawyers and clients face in bringing cross-border claims.  We also work to scale up our impact by imparting our expertise to a growing network of frontline NGOs, law firm partners, and government agencies, so others can take on the work of cross-border access to justice.   

Justice Without Borders, because justice should be just as mobile as migrant workers. 

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Justice Without Borders, Limited is a Hong Kong registered charity under Section 88 of the IRO

Justice Without Borders is a registered charity in the United States with IRS 501(c)(3) status


DISCLAIMER: JWB is an independent organization that is not affiliated with any other organizations, including “without borders” organizations. For example, Justice Without Borders is not in any way affiliated with Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontiers; Lawyers Without Borders, Inc / Abogados Sin Fronteras, or Judges Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders and Médecins Sans Frontiers are registered trademarks of Médecins Sans Frontiers International.