A boy plays as a garbage disposal supervisor in a stage play at the launch ceremony of a booking platform for volunteer garbage disposal supervisors at Donghai Experimental Primary School in Futian District, Shenzhen, yesterday. Sun Yuchen
A booking platform for volunteer garbage classification supervisors was officially launched at a ceremony held Thursday afternoon at Donghai Experimental Primary School in Futian District, Shenzhen.
It is said to be the country’s first booking platform for volunteers who want to help supervise garbage classification. The platform, jointly developed by the urban administration and law enforcement bureau, the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, and tech company SHENCOM, will be used to support the supervision of garbage collection and classification, and develop a model for involving three entities, namely schools, families and residential communities, in the cause.
Volunteers must be children accompanied by their parents. Each residential community that is included in garbage classification will assign one professional supervisor with a parent-child pair to supervise the behavior of residents.
The working time is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Service hours will be counted based on a minimum of 45 minutes of volunteer service. Otherwise, the hour will not be counted.
Volunteer supervisors can select locations, dates and times when registering for the volunteer service. Participating parents and children will have to study training videos and pass an online examination via the platform to be qualified for the work.
The service information of each volunteer will be recorded on the platform to provide a basis for the selection of the 100 excellent volunteers, who will be awarded with a chance to join summer camps.
The service will also be linked with a school review system to select excellent young pioneers, the city’s teen models and excellent communist youth league members.
Young volunteers and parents can search the mini-program, shenfenlei, on WeChat to register or access the platform through the official WeChat account of the urban administration and law enforcement bureau, mlszgzh, or the official WeChat account of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, sz-ygl.
At present, the platform has opened the first batch of 805 working sites for reserving service hours.
The campaign, which aims to raise the awareness of teenagers about garbage classification by involving young students in garbage classification supervision, has been piloted in Futian, Luohu and Longhua districts.
Over the summer, more than 10,000 students have joined volunteer teams to supervise in more than 100 residential communities across the city.