The Seoul Gwanak-gu Office set up "Shinsa Elderly Hall Joint Community Project" to promote community cooperatives by older persons. They produce goods, such as organic vegetables, re-usable shopping bags, wrapping materials, etc. The product test is conducted first, and if successful, products will be sold at local supermarkets.
The Ulsan Jung-gu Office created a database of senior job seekers to work at the local restaurants to assist with cleaning the dishes, receiving orders, serving customers, etc. In one case, a restaurant was looking for workers in mid-40s, but the center successfully linked the restaurant to a 68-year old woman based on desired qualifications.
The Incheon Senior Resources Development Center selected 60 older persons on a first come, first served basis and collaborated with the city government to employ them as public street sweepers in local communities, public organizations, apartment complexes, etc. Most older persons are aged 60 and over and they work 4 hours a day, 5 days per week for a temporary period.
The Ministry of Health & Welfare announced a plan for 2006-2007 to hire 3,000 older persons to work as examination supervisors for monitoring students taking exams at the governmental offices, public organizations, and other affiliated organizations. By the end of 2006, the project was under way in 23 regions, and the Ministry of Health & Welfare planned to expand the project through collaboration with other governmental bodies, such as the Ministry of Education.
Seoul Mapo Senior Welfare Center launched a joint project with Mapo-gu Multicultural Family Center in 2010 which enabled older persons to provide support for multicultural families to adjust in the local community through family counselling and Korean language tutoring.
In 2013, Daegu Senior Welfare Center posted an announcement to find older persons willing to work at the local children’s center to assist in after-school programmes, lunch arrangement, cleaning the youth center, etc. Children at the children’s center are usually from underprivileged families.
The Moonkyung Senior Club and Sarangmaeul (a local disability organization) has a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate. Older persons at the Senior Club are hired by Sarangmaeul to provide support (e.g. serving meals and snacks, clearing the facility, assisting in education) for persons with disabilities on a daily basis.
In 2013, the Incheon Senior Resources Development Center would hired older persons (over 65) to form an "Adolescent protection and support team" to work with the local police and local middle and high schools in the area where juvenile delinquency is rampant. Older persons' duties included monitoring local shops so that cigarettes are not sold to students and patrolling school district.
Since 2008, Daegu Suseong Senior Club (DSSC)* runs projects to promote elderly entreneurship and employment of older persons, with support from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. DSSC's "Du Du" project lets older persons grow and harvest their own beans and process them into products such as tofu, and sell them online. *(All senior clubs in the Republic of Korea were created by Article 23 of the Elderly Welfare Law and are supported by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.)
"Effective Micro-organism" or "EM" refers to 80 kinds of micro-organisms that are known for their effectiveness in cleaning water, preventing rust, and decomposing organic matters. Since 2012, older persons are hired to spray "EM water" inside toilets and faucets inside public organizations, schools, shopping street, etc, three times a week. The regional government receives requests from around 170 public buildings in Incheon City and assigns older persons to work in the buildings.