Elderly (Service Provider)


We welcome eligible persons to apply and join as a “Service Provider” to seek work opportunities through us and join our activities under this social enterprise project. The eligibility is as follows:

  • Permanent resident of Hong Kong attaining the age of 50 (If the registrant is not a permanent resident of Hong Kong, the Association will consider the application at its absolute discretion)

  • An existing registered ARE Member (for details of registration, please press here )

  • Undertake to abide by the “Rules for Service Providers” (for details, please press here )

  • Complete and return the “Service Provider Registration Form” to us (for details, please press here )

At the initial stage of this project, we will focus on inviting retired professionals, executives and skilful talents to join as Service Providers.

Services at a glance

Pre-work Counseling

  • Group counseling services to be provided by way of seminars, workshops and sharing sessions

  • Individual counseling services to be provided to those elderly with special needs (referral by our staff)

  • The counseling services enable the elderly to better understand their potentials, be willing to explore new experiences, and be prepared psychologically to adapt to work and providing services after retirement

  • We welcome the elderly accompanied by their family members in participating our group counseling, this enables the family members to better understand our services and let the elderly join this project at ease

Points to Note Before Work

  • Provision of useful information and tips about working again or providing voluntary services after retirement through our pre-work counseling or publications

  • Provision of information on the Employment Ordinance, the rights and obligations of a self-employed persons, occupation safety, employment compensation insurance, MPF etc.

  • If required, we may refer a Service Provider to insurance services companies

Work Matching

  • We perform the work matching based on the principle of “count on talent”

  • We encourage the Service Providers inform us in advance their preferred working time, mode etc. so that we could identify appropriate work or service opportunities to their satisfaction

  • For details about the work matching, please press here

Post-Contract Case Follow Up Services

  • Once an ordinary job agency has procured the signing of a contract, it will no longer follow up the case and the contracting parties are left to deal with their own cooperation relationship; when the relationship turns sour, the parties could be quite helpless and frustrated

  • Unlike ordinary job agencies, after procuring a contract be signed, we pay attention to whether the elderly adapt his new job and the cooperation relationship between the elderly and the Service Recipient

  • Therefore, we provide case follow up services in order to co-ordinate the relationship between the elderly and the Service Recipient and make efforts to protect the elderly’s legal rights, enabling them to have a pleasant work/service experience

  • For details about our case follow up services, please press here

Service Workflow

Points to note for work / providing services

  • We very much encourage the retired elderly or persons who are semi-retired to actively re-join the workforce or devote their time on voluntary services. However, we wish to remind the elderly to take good care of themselves and not to be exhausted or go beyond their own limits.

  • During the term of work or service, if an elderly feels unfit physically or psychologically, please promptly contact us to handle the situation.

  • To cope with the new trend in human resources management, we encourage the elderly to accept being engaged as a self-employed person (as opposed to an employee) in providing his services to the Service Recipient, on the conditions that the relevant scope of work and work arrangement are allowed by law to be entrusted to a self-employed person and that the elderly clearly understand the differences of his rights and obligations as a self-employed persons and as an employee.

  • A major objective of ARE Wisdom is to assist the elderly to gradually retire, and stay taking up a moderate amount of work and be connected to the society’s economic activities after retirement in order to maintain their physical and psychological health. This project is not a social welfare programme to subsidize the elderly.

  • Another objective of ARE Wisdom is to draw support from the experience and power of the elderly for the benefit of the qualified small and medium enterprises, business start-ups and non-profit making organisations. Therefore, during the course of work matching, we will inform the elderly whether the relevant Service Recipient is a “Target Service Recipient”, calling on the elderly to understand that the “Target Service Recipients” are with limited financial resources and to offer their services to the “Target Service Recipients” at a discounted rate or with other privileges.

  • We do not encourage any person to take advantage of the vulnerability of the elderly by oppressing them to take up obnoxious or dangerous jobs or jobs which require strenuous manual labour. We consider this is inhumane and therefore ARE Wisdom will not provide work matching services for those types of jobs.

  • Service Providers should be cautious that whether their provision of service to the Service Recipient might violate any restrictive covenants with their ex-employer or existing employer. For example, a person may be restricted to providing services to his ex-employer’s competitor for certain months after his employment by that ex-employer terminates.

Register as a service provider

Eligibility: - Permanent resident of Hong Kong attaining the age of 50 (If the registrant is not a permanent resident of Hong Kong, the Association will consider the application at its absolute discretion)
-  An existing registered ARE Member (a registrant may register as an ARE Member and a Service Provider under ARE Wisdom at the same time)
Registration Fee/ Commission for Work Matching: Free
Rules for Service Providers: Please press here
Privacy Policy Please press here
Registration Form: Please press here
Registration Procedures: Please return a completed registration form to us by email, fax or post for handling. You may also take a photo of your completed registration form and send it to us by Whatsapp at [Tel : 92278010]
In order to save the processing time and our administrative work, we encourage you to register online.
We will inform you by email or phone call to confirm whether your registration is approved. If you do not hear from us in two weeks’ time, please contact us.
Change of Registration Details: Please inform us by email, fax or post