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Foreign volunteers wanted for top even

08-05-2010 17:05 BJT

Beijing is building its first unified online database for all volunteers to log their service hours, supervised by the Beijing Volunteer Federation.

Foreign volunteers are wel-come and will receive the same treatment as local Chinese.

The database will be hosted on, the official website of the federation. Once completed, all volunteer work-ers can log into their own pro-files with a unique serial number and track their accumulated service hours.

Serial numbers will be print-ed on each card and will not be reused, serving as a keepsake for the owners.

Volunteers who have served 100 hours will get one star, 200 hours two stars, 500 hours three stars, all the way up to 1,000 hours for five stars.

"Veteran volunteers with stars will get the respect of other volunteers and encouragement in the spirit of volun-teering," said Beijing Volunteer Federation spokesman Hong Liang when asked to explain the star system.

Volunteers include those who teach in rural schools and those who worked at the Olympics, the Expo or other public events throughout the country.

Foreign volunteers are very welcome, Hong said, and they are needed for the Asian Games in Guangzhou and the 2010 Beijing Marathon that kicks off October 24. Volunteer guides are also needed at the National Center for the Performing Arts, better known in Beijing as "the egg."

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Global Times

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