Opportunity Details

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

Description: After an unprecedented past year, the emotional well-being of Hong Kong’s elderly community continues to be at risk. Some of the older people in the city's care homes report being lonely, especially those lacking regular contact with their families. Volunteers are also unable to visit them due to the pandemic control policies.  

Having calls with these elderly can help reduce loneliness and provide social connection. Therefore, we're inviting experienced and caring volunteers to have calls with two of these elderly individuals just twice a month on Saturdays, starting in June. The staff from the residential care home will also join to support you both as you get to know the person you are calling.  

Volunteer roles: Each volunteer joining this support-program must have attended our training session before and be available to support two elderly individuals within the same session, by calling once a month on Saturday, from October to December. 

They will provide social connection and emotional support and help the staff to determine their well-being and immediate needs. 

Each volunteer joining this support program must be available once a month on Saturday over a three-month period starting from October 9th.  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 Septerber 3rd. 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






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Assistance and Support for Elderly
Elderly, People with illness

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

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