In recently years, the Macau community has raised
the concerns for the livelihood of the vulnerable groups._
It is hoped that the seniors can enjoy their lives in full; children
confined in special wards can grow up in good health; the mentally deficient
people and single families would receive adequate care and love._
Macau Red Cross, embracing the spirits of Red Cross principle and humanitarian,
has established a Community Volunteer Group with the aim of providing
care and warmth to these vulnerable citizens.
1. Training of New Volunteers
Macau Red Cross emphasizes the importance of recruiting
and training of volunteers._ Those, who
are interested in becoming our volunteers, have to complete three kinds
of training, namely: "Basic knowledge of Red Cross", "Care and communication
techniques" and "Basic medical care"._
After successfully passing all written tests, and rendering at least
30 hours in community service within a year, the volunteers will be
permitted to register as members of the group.
2. Introduction of Courses on Badges
In order to solidify the skills of our volunteers
, enhance the quality of service and develop their abilities for planning
and leading group activities, Macau Red Cross has been holding the following
courses since 2004: "Badge of Caring ÃöÃh³¹", "Badge of
Benevolence ¤¯·R³¹", "Badge of Humanitarian ¤H¹D³¹" and "Badge
of Honor ºaÅA³¹"._ These courses will
help the volunteers to develop themselves continuously while taking
part of our activities.
3. Contents of Courses for Various Badges:
Badge of Caring - Able to understand the principle
of voluntary service and skills for leading group activities._
This badge is a basic training for the experienced volunteers
to equip themselves._ The volunteers should
have accumulated at least 40 hours of service.
Badge of Benevolence - Able to master comprehensively
the concept of voluntary service; acquire knowledge for hosting group
activities independently._ This badge is
an intermediate training course for the experienced volunteers who have
accumulated at least 50 hours of service.
Badge of Humanitarian - Able to understanding
oneself better, learn more about the Red Cross movement and to acquire
skills for team-building._ It is an advance
course designed for the experienced volunteers who have accumulated
at least 70 hours of service.
Badge of Honor - It is a required course for
those who wish to become leaders._ This
program is to train the volunteers on strategic planning of group activities,
techniques on delivery of speech._ Volunteers
should have accumulated at least 80 hours of service.