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10 May 2010
Bringing Beijing volunteerism to the Shanghai Expo 
The first group of volunteers from outside Shanghai arrive at the Shanghai Expo 2010, joining 172,000 local ones to serve an estimated 70-100 million visitors. (Photo: Shanghai Expo 2010)
Shanghai, China: Lessons learned from the Beijing Olympic volunteers will be on show in Shanghai this year, as more than a million volunteers gather to support the 2010 Expo.  Read article
13 October 2009
China to evaluate students' volunteering 
Beijing, China: China plans to incorporate volunteer service into the evaluation of student performances to promote the spirit of selflessness, the Ministry of Education said.    Read article
From: China Daily, China
More about: Research
09 January 2009
Passing it forward in Aceh by Ken To
Despite the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, some children still enjoy the waves. (K. To)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia: "Very often we do not tend to realize, let alone appreciate, that we already have so much more than most people in the world." A volunteer with International Humanity Foundation relates his teaching experiences in Aceh, Indonesia.  Read article
More about: Indonesia  Children  Education
03 December 2008
Jet Li: China ready for volunteerism 'explosion' 
Hong Kong, China: Speaking at a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative Asia conference, the 45-year-old action film star said volunteerism and charity are rare in China but are now on the rise as the country becomes more prosperous after two decades of capitalist-style economic reforms.  Read article
21 August 2008
Volunteering in the Jungle by Liu Hai
Hai Liu collects seeds while volunteering for for Hands On Manila, an NGO in the Philippines. (H. Liu)
Manila, The Philippines: "Volunteers should never stop trying to understand what they see and have a capacity of empathy. That's why we often find ourselves become more open-minded and get a wider picture of the world through volunteering." A volunteer from China describes her experiences preserving the environment.  Read article
More about: Philippines  Environment  MDG 7


Related links
Volunteers have got it licked in Hong Kong 
The Hong Kong Post announced that a set of special stamps on the theme of volunteerism will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on 29 March.  Visit site
Educational Support Tibet (ES-Tibet) is a non-profit organisation, that offers Tibetan refugees in India opportunities for a professional education. The Tibetan Exile Government offers a five year education for refugees in Tibetan Transit Schools (TTS). ES-Tibet carefully selects TTS-students to educate them further for two years in English, Computer Skills and Chinese. Furthermore, the organiyation promotes the independency of Tibetans with professional and personal training and thus makes an important contribution to the preservation and development of the traditional Tibetan culture.  Visit site
Yunnan Institute of Development (China) 
China-based organization that trains and deploys development instructors in China and elsewhere. Chinese lessons provided.  Visit site

Related blog entries
Children in the Sichuan earthquake zone make the best of living in temporary accommodation. (L. Liu/UNV)
02 June 2008, 23:06
Earthquake Diary: 1 June 
Sunday is International Children's Day, and this year people around China have one common concern: children in the earthquake-hit regions. We know that many children suffered in the devastating quake but there are still many of them who survived, and they are eager to get back to study and playing with their friends. Children are the most vulnerable group in our community and much attention needs to be paid on them.  Read entry

Lacking adequate sanitation and water, people in the Sichuan earthquake zone dig wells. (L.Liu/UNV)
02 June 2008, 22:56
Earthquake Diary: 30 May 
The best way to prevent epidemics in quake affected areas is to guarantee the safety of drinking water and the treatment of waste. IFRC has paid much attention to that and sent a health delegation to follow it up. Today I will go with the British ERU to Jiulong and Banqiao Townships of Mianzhu City, which were destroyed by the tremor, to investigate where to locate the water purification system and set up mobile toilets in order to ensure sanitation.  Read entry