Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services
Elderly, People with illness

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

Training session: Phone call support for the elderly (COVID-19 crisis relief)

This program is made possible with support from the HKEX Foundation.

Description: With most of Hong Kong’s elderly self-isolating, afraid and unable to leave their homes, 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 twice 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 twice a week over a four-week period starting from June 16th.  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 June 5th. 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 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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