Ambassador Corner

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

Services

  1. Administer health screening so as to make elderly visitors more aware of their health
  2. Provide guided and experimental tours to elders, care-givers and students, and introduce the services and facilities of ERC to them
  3. Assist in 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 services and facilities of the Centre
  • Familiar with the use of assessment tools of the Centre
  • 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
  • Training is conducted from June to August every year
  • 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