The focus of Elder Rights and Care is to raise awareness about volunteerism and service to the elderly in the community since elder loneliness is a serious problem in our community. Our mission is to bring entertainment and companionship and to better support the elderly in our community, which we accomplish through Building Intergenerational Relationships (BIR). [For more upcoming volunteering opportunities, please click BIR]
Have questions? Contact Vicky
Hello! My name is Weiqi (Pronounced: “Vicky”), a junior, studying both Philosophy and Gender Studies. I was born in Guangdong, China. (So, I speak Cantonese!) However, I moved to San Francisco when I was 15. I love singing, listening music and watching dramas. I was raised by my grandparents, so I was passionate about working with elderly since high school. For this reason, I am so excited to work for the VCSC as the Elder Advocacy program coordinator this year. I am looking forward to make volunteering more accessible for everyone because I view volunteerism as a way to giving back to the community and collaborating altogether. Therefore, I am not only feeling reward from volunteering, but I can also make more friends.
Vicky Liang '19, Service Corps ELDER ADVOCACY Program Coordinator & President of Building Intergenerational Relationship (BIR)
The focus of Elder Rights and Care is to address a community that is often overlooked and explore different ways that we can bring entertainment and companionship to those who may not have it. One way we accomplish this is through BIR, a club that offers the elderly manicures and makeovers to make them feel beautiful, as well as companionship and entertainment like games and performances.