Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services
Elderly, People with illness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Skills: Cantonese ???

Online training session: Phone call support for the elderly (COVID-19 relief)

Description: With most of Hong Kong’s elderly self-isolating, afraid and unable to leave their homes given the third wave of COVID-19 cases, help from the city’s volunteers is desperately needed to support the mental health of these vulnerable individuals. The effects of social isolation can include anxiety, depression, and even cognitive decline.

Volunteer roles: Each volunteer will be assigned one elderly individual to call on the phone and check in with once a week. They will provide social connection and emotional support and help their district’s elderly centre to determine their well-being and immediate needs.

Each volunteer joining this support-program must be available a minimum of once a week over a four-week period starting from September 28th.  Please note that we may extend this program to support the elderly individuals for a longer period.

Online training session: This will be conducted through Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to volunteers by email on or before Sept 18th. Attending this training session is a prerequisite for joining this service program. All volunteers who attend this activity must be registered with HandsOn Hong Kong. 

**If volunteers are Cantonese speakers but the system does not allow you to sign up for this activity and the pop-up text shows 'you do not have the required skills'. Please follow the below steps to make sure your language skills are set in your account setting.

After you have logged in, go to 'Volunteers' – 'My Account' – 'Skills' and click the '+' buttons to set your skill level. Please ensure that you click 'Update' at the bottom of the page after you are done.**

If you have any questions regarding this service, please directly email to hohk@handsonhongkong.org







如有任何查詢,請直接電郵至 hohk@handsonhongkong.org

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