More than 35,000 volunteers served in Shanghai Expo Park

10:57, August 06, 2010      

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More than 35,000 volunteers served visitors inside the Shanghai World Expo Park and nearly 100,000 volunteers served visitors at service stations outside the park during the Expo's three months of official operations.

In addition, millions of urban civilization volunteers in streets and lanes provided eight categories of volunteer services for visitors, including traffic services. The work of Expo volunteers has won the wide approval and praise of vast numbers of visitors and citizens, according to the Mid-term Review Meeting on the Work of Shanghai World Expo Volunteers on Aug. 4.

Statistics show that a total of 35,400 volunteers served in common posts and some other posts during rush hours, and nearly 1,700 volunteers served in special posts at the park as of July 29.

The volunteers mainly came from 34 colleges, such as Fudan University, Tongji University, East China Normal University, Shanghai University and Shanghai Normal University as well as the 18 districts and counties of Shanghai. Also, 75 volunteers from Japanese friendship organizations and 14 overseas Chinese volunteers will also enter the park in groups to serve visitors.

Of the 35,400 volunteers, nearly 1,200 volunteers are from the 34 ethnic minority groups, including the Hui, Manchu, Mongol, North Korean and Uyghur ethnic groups. In addition, 106 foreign volunteers from 24 countries, including the United States, Russia, Germany, France, Japan and South Korea also served visitors at the park.

In addition, by July 12, 16 training bases at the Park have trained a total of more than 58,000 volunteers including more than 34,000 volunteers who passed the special training test. The training bases also trained a total of nearly 32,000 volunteers, which consisted of six groups dealing with day-to-day affairs, two groups of volunteers serving at rush hours, volunteers serving in special posts from April to July and volunteers from other provinces and cities and Hong Kong.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online


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