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Ambassador Scheme for New Arrivals from the Mainland

Ambassador Scheme for New Arrivals from the Mainland
 
Background
The Ambassador Scheme for New Arrivals from the Mainland, organised by NHA since 2012, aims at providing social services to new arrivals from the Mainland and helping them better integrate into Hong Kong society. The programme assigns people with similar backgrounds and experience as ambassadors, who are responsible for arranging home visits to introduce social resources to the new arrivals and provide referral to government sectors for follow-ups if needed. They also motivate the new arrivals to participate in various adaptation activities such as the Community-orientation Plan and the Self-enhancement Plan to better adapt to Hong Kong society. 

 

Contents
1. Home Visit Service for New Arrivals:
Home visits are arranged by trained ambassadors and volunteers to introduce social resources to new arrivals from the Mainland and motivate them to participate in adaptation activities to better integrate into Hong Kong society. 
2. Training programme for Caring Ambassadors and Volunteers: 
Caring ambassadors / volunteers must undergo a series of training procedures including 2 trainings lessons, 2 home visit practice and 2 review meetings before being officially assigned to arrange home visits and interviews.  
3. Community Information Exhibition:
Community information Exhibitions are held every now and then to introduce social welfare information and social resources to the new arrivals, including education, housing, career etc..
4. Community-Orientation Plan:
The Community-Orientation Plan offers orientation classes and activities on community resources exploration to the new arrivals, deepening their knowledge of social resources as well as how to use them. 
5. Self-enhancement Plan:
The Self-enhancement Plan offers language courses and career workshops to the new arrivals, with the hope to help them better adapt to Hong Kong society.  
6. Volunteer Training Programme for New Arrivals: 
We encourage new arrivals from the Mainland to join the volunteer training programme, doing their bit to the community and society. 

 

Requirements and job duties for Caring Ambassador
    Hong Kong residents from the Mainland who have stayed less than seven years;
    18 years old or above;
    Able to read and write in Chinese; 
    Have strong sense of responsibility and passion for serving new arrivals from the Mainland and helping them better integrate into Hong Kong society;
   Participate in the training programme for Caring Ambassadors and Volunteers (courses for social resources introduction and communication skills)(Free of charge); 
    Assist in arranging home visits to new arrival families (allowance will be provided for visit and transportation expenses.); 
    Assist in event planning, including information exhibition and social resources exploration activities etc.;
    Ambassadors with outstanding performance will be further awarded.

 

Requirements and job duties for Caring Volunteer
    Local Hong Kong residents/ Hong Kong residents from the Mainland who have stayed no less than seven years
    16 years old or above;
    Able to read and write in Chinese
    Have strong sense of responsibility and passion for serving new arrivals from the Mainland and helping them better integrate into Hong Kong society;
   Participate in the training programme for Caring Ambassadors and Volunteers (courses for social resources introduction and communication skills)(Free of charge); 
    Assist in arranging home visits to new arrival families (allowance will be provided for visit and transportation expenses.); 
    Assist in event planning, including information exhibition and social resources exploration activities etc.;
    Ambassadors with outstanding performance will be further awarded.

 

Requirements for home visit family
New arrival families from the Mainland (one of the family members must meet the requirement listed below) 
    Hong Kong residents from the Mainland with One-way Permit who have stayed less than seven years in Hong Kong.