On March 19, the Shunjing International Community, which is located in Daming Lake sub-district in Jinan, Shandong province, held a commendation event for foreign volunteers in 2022, honoring 25 outstanding volunteers who have contributed to the local international community and grassroots social governance.
Russian Corner "KOT", a voluntary team of the community, was founded by Russian families in Jinan in May 2019. It conducts public welfare activities every weekend such as Russian language classes and China-Russia cultural exchanges for children. Festival activities have also been carried out to promote cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.
Since 2019, the community and the Jinan English Community have rolled out regular English corner activities led by professional foreign volunteers to provide support for adults and youth who love English.
In addition, the community has teamed up with foreign volunteers to set up a "bilingual tour guide" program in scenic spots to promote cultural communication. To date, it has received delegations and individuals from 32 countries, including the United States, Canada, Zimbabwe, and Germany, which enhances international exchange and boosts the development of cultural tourism in Shunjing.
Bailey, an honored foreign volunteer, shared his experiences and feelings of participating in volunteer service. "I have been living in Shunjing International Community for three years, and this is my second home. In the future, I plan to devote myself to volunteering and make greater contributions to international communities," he said.
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