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


活動簡介:因應疫情影響,香港大部分長者都擔心或無法外出,唯有留在家中自我隔離以保障健康,因此這些弱勢群體迫切需要義工的幫助,來支援他們的心理健康。社會隔離的影響可能包括焦慮,沮喪甚至認知能力下降。

義工角色:每位義工將獲分配一名長者的聯絡方式,義工需每週分別致電一次,提供社交聯繫和情感支持,並幫助中心了解他們的健康和迫切需要。

此計劃將9月28日開始實行,每位義工必須至少每週致電長者一次,並能參與整個為期四週的計劃。請注意,我們可能會擴展此計劃,以支持長者更長的時間。

線上簡介會及培訓:這將通過Zoom進行。會議連結將於9月18日或之前通過電子郵件發送給義工。參加此簡介會是加入此服務計劃的先決條件。所有參加者須為牽手‧香港會員。

**如果義工在報名時遇上系統顯示你沒有所需的技能,請依照以下步驟確保你已在帳戶中設定自己的技能。

登入後,按'義工參與'-'我的帳戶'-'技能',然後點擊'+'按鈕設置您的技能等級。完成後,請確保你點擊頁面底部的'更新'。**

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


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