BIG Project Volunteering ProgramYouth Volunteer NeededIf you are between 15-29 years old (inclusive)If you speak Mandarin or Cantonese
If you are passionate about building social connectionsIf you enjoy working within a team
If you enjoy being creative and taking initiativesHere is an opportunity for you to shine!
What is this volunteering program about?The BIG project aims to build inter-generational connections, reduce seniors’ social isolations, and promote overall well-being.
Many seniors who immigrated from China wish they could establish stronger bonds with the younger generation and learn about local culture through the unique eyes of young people. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many sniors couldn’t visit their children, grandchildren or participate in recreational activities as much as they used to. Instead, they sit at home, feeling lonely and disconnected.
Right now, you have the opportunity to make their lives more fun and fulfilling while gaining valuable knowledge and skills that would benefit your academic and professional careers!
Role SummaryThis is a remote position where almost all duties are performed virtually. All volunteers will work within volunteer teams, each of which consist of three or four members. Teams will be responsible for daily communication with seniors via texts and voice messages on WeChat. Volunteers will also take turns to plan and host inter-generational workshops on topics of common interest. The objectives of these activities include teaching English, networking, story-sharing and skill building. Attending one monthly virtual group meeting is required and volunteers will get volunteer hours and a certificate.
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What kind of people we are looking for?
●dependable, committed and punctual●courteous and personable when working with seniors●self-directed and willing to take initiative ●able to respect and maintain confidentiality of others’ identity and personal stories●proficient in Mandarin, both speaking and writing
Deadline to apply: open until filledAge: 15-29 (inclusive)Location: remoteHours: shift schedule, 5-7 hours/week, Monday to SundayCommitment: at least two monthsLanguage Required: Mandarin and Cantonese
If you are interested, please scan the QR code to apply:
We look forward to having you join us, we can’t make it without you!