The Voluntary Locomotive (Hong Kong)
Carson Lai is from the IT industry. He is a talkative and passionate
sunny guy. Influenced by his father, who was a CSA member,
Carson joined Junior CSA and cultivated a spirit of helping himself
and the others.
Carson sees that many Hong Kong people want to be volunteers.
Just they don't have the cohesion and don't know the way. After he
joined "Famine 30" in 2007, he coordinated with some like-minded
friends and setup the "Carson and Friends Volunteer Group".
The members are mostly young people, like Carson, they do voluntary
work at leisure time. Since then, Carson and the group members
participate in various volunteer services.
Over the past three years, Carson's volunteer group has
participated in the "World Vision's Charity Barefoot Walk",
"Hans Christian Andersen Reading Scheme", and etc. Since 2009,
Carson and the volunteers go to the Chuk Yuen Estate Community
Centre every Saturday, to read stories through games for the children
who are from grassroots families and lack caring. Carson would take
special care to the children who had unpleasant experience.
He believes that joy can be contagious and can change people.
Whenever there are any problems encountered in the volunteer
services, Carson will come forward and will take the lead without hesitation.
And members crowned him the "Locomotive" title. Carson describes he
drives the volunteer train. The members are compartments, parts, fuels, etc.
They complement each other so that they can carry more volunteers.
He does not expect to reach any great goal. He just wants to influence
more people and pass the torch.
Although no one knows how many people would get on the train,
one thing is for sure, that this train carries so much fun and laughter.
It rides on the track and marches forward.
Tag: Carson and Friends, Hans Andersen Grou