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Age-friendly Home Ambassadors Introduction Video

Ambassador image:ERC provides trainings to ambassadors of all ages, so that they could serve the elderly by participating in voluntary service in their leisure time.

ERC provides trainings to ambassadors of all ages, so that they could serve the elderly by participating in voluntary service in their leisure time. To promote the concept of Age-friendly Home to help the elderly age in place, ambassadors equipped with knowledge of age-friendly living environment, healthy ageing and lifestyle to have safe and convenient living.

Through the continuing training sessions and activities, the ambassadors enrich their knowledge, serve the community and expand social network.

Services

  1. Assist elderly visitors in using centre facilities, including assessment tools to evaluate their physical conditions
  2. Assist in conducting educational campaigns in the community

Eligibility

  • HKSAR citizens aged 18 and above (retired persons and housewives are welcome)
  • Speak fluent Cantonese and be able to read Chinese (Able to speak English or other Chinese dialects will be an advantage)
  • Good presentation skills
  • Pleasant and sociable
  • Strong desire to learn new knowledge and techniques
  • Punctual and responsible

Requirements

  1. Complete 12-hour in-training and 3 practicum sessions
  2. Prepare to receive further training
  3. Provide at least 4 hours of voluntary service per month

Training Programme

  • Understand the background of the Hong Kong Housing Society and the Centre, including the Centre's mission and the meaning of volunteering
  • Understand service targets
  • Attitudes and techniques to communicate with service targets
  • Familiar with the use of assessment tools and centre facilities
  • Understand individual strengths and weaknesses, as well as presentation skills
  • Practicum sessions

Commendation and Allowances

  1. A certificate will be awarded after completion of the training programme
  2. Awards will be given to active and outstanding Ambassadors annually
  3. Ambassador allowances will be given

Application

  • Free of charge
  • Fill in the application form online. (Chinese version only)
  • Download application form  and return the duly filled form either by mail to the Housing Society Elderly Resources Centre at Shop A , G/F, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yaumatei, Kowloon or by e-mail to erc@hkhs.com or by fax to 2385 2136