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.).


About Justice Without Borders

JWB is a regional non-profit building access to justice for migrant workers, even after they return home.

JWB’s work empowers women to hold abusers accountable and secure just compensation. Serving key migration routes in Southeast Asia, JWB has operations across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. The organisations operate at the intersection of economic empowerment and access to justice.

Key work includes:

  •  Addressing the issues that survivors and their lawyers face in bringing cross-border claims
  • Scaling up impact by educating and empowering a growing network of leaders in migrant worker communities, frontline NGOs, pro bono legal aid, and government agencies.
  • Sharing best practices and resources across the region, drawing JWB’s work and collaboration with leading law firms and corporate organisations.

In the past decade, JWB has successfully litigated all of the most common harms that migrant workers in its target countries face. Experiences from this impact litigation have started making access to justice just as mobile as migrant workers. The lessons learned have fuelled skills-building trainings that have turned local caseworkers into effective advocates for transnational claims. JWB’s first decade of success now sets the stage for a movement that will turn the extraordinary of transnational justice into the ordinary. We invite you to join us in our next decade of work. 

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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.