Loading goods into volunteer Aunty Alice’s van.

KUCHING: Hope Place welcomes volunteers from all walks of life and different age groups. 

“Hope Place has been opening its door to volunteers from kindergarten children up to senior citizens and retirees in their 60s and 70s,” said its founder, Kelvin Wan.

“Hope Place feels privileged to have so many senior volunteers. Their heart and willingness to help others drive our team to give and do more for the community.

“Some have been volunteering since 2013. They display a way to show love to others and to have a purpose in life even after retiring.”

Wan said these senior volunteers helped to deliver food aid to recipients.

Volunteers at Hope Place.

“Most of them use their own vehicles to deliver the aid all over Kuching and in places such as Siburan, Matang, Batu Gong as well as Samarahan.

“Hope Place is currently helping more than 190 families and individuals.”

Wan added some volunteers would also go to the NGO’s Education and Volunteering Centre at Jalan Stutong to help sort out and clean second-hand items

“We also welcome donations and will issue receipts when requested,” he said.