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: Much of Hong Kong’s elderly have been self-isolating, afraid and unable to leave their homes for more than a year during the COVID-19 crisis. Couple this with the challenges accessing technology, the effects of social isolation can include anxiety, depression, and even cognitive decline. Help from the city’s volunteers is desperately needed to support the mental health of these vulnerable individuals. 

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 care and to 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 June 16th.  Please note that we may extend this program to support 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 4th. 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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