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Number of World Expo volunteers to exceed 2 million

The recruitment, selection and training of some 2 million Shanghai World Expo 2010 volunteers will soon come to an end.

The volunteers have been divided into three groups: those who will serve at the World Expo site, those who will staff the service stations in the different parts of Shanghai during the event and the urban civilization volunteers.

More than 72,000 people had applied to be volunteers at the World Expo site by April 6, and nearly 100,000 people had applied to work at the service stations. Successful applicants will be assigned to work at the World Expo site, which covers an area of 52,800 square meters and at more than 1,000 service stations in 18 districts and counties.

The total number of World Expo volunteers is surely to exceed 2 million as the current number of urban civilization volunteers from all walks of life is already nearly that number, according to Ma Chunlei, director of the Expo Volunteer Recruitment Team.

The 200,000 volunteer candidates for the World Expo site and for the service stations have been receiving standard training at 41 training bases since January 22. They will go through an examination and only those who pass can be accepted as registered volunteers.

There are 14 training courses and candidates must learn to understand the questions: "Who am I?" "What do I want to do?” and "How can I do a good job?"

By People's Daily Online

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上海世博会志愿者超200万人

超200万人规模的上海世博会志愿者各项筹办准备工作已接近尾声,志愿者招募、选拔、培训、上岗各项准备工作已基本就绪。

  

上海世博会志愿者共分为三支队伍:园区志愿者、城市志愿服务站点志愿者和城市文明志愿者。截至4月6日,已有7.2万名园区志愿者候选人和近10万名城市志愿服务站点志愿者候选人准备就绪。前者将在5.28平方公里世博园区内展开志愿服务,后者则负责分布于上海全市18个区县的1000多个志愿者服务站和延伸服务点。

上海世博会志愿者部主任马春雷介绍,加上涉及4300多个服务项目的197万名来自上海市各领域的城市文明志愿者,上海世博会志愿者队伍将超过200万人次。

包括园区志愿者、城市志愿服务站点志愿者在内的约20万世博会注册志愿者,自1月22日起在上海41个培训基地分类分批接受统一的培训并将经考核后上岗。志愿者在培训时必修14门课,包括学习“我是谁”、“我要做什么”、“我怎样做好我的工作”等。