City launches measures encouraging volunteerism

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-07-09

The Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and the city’s volunteer federation have launched 10 measures in a bid to build Shenzhen into a city of volunteers, according to Shenzhen Evening News.

Under the new measures, Shenzhen will form a batch of international volunteer teams and will send young Shenzhen volunteers to work at United Nations organizations to help tell China stories.

Shenzhen will continue to promote the legislation of volunteer services to specify responsibilities and rights of volunteers.

Outstanding volunteers will be selected for the honor of a Gold Rose Medal. An awarding ceremony will also be held for the winners of the medal.

In addition, the city will optimize incentive and reward mechanisms to provide more volunteer benefits in terms of employment, entrepreneurship, social security, transportation and tourism.

Meanwhile, the city will create a volunteer service evaluation system and credit mechanism to encourage more honesty and mete out punishments accordingly. More activities will be held to spread volunteers’ stories.

Shenzhen will build a volunteer museum to exhibit the city’s history and spirit of voluntary causes in the past 30 years.

Community volunteer teams will also be formed to enhance services at grass-roots level and to call for more members of the Communist Party of China to participate in voluntary work, according to the measures.