HZAU’s volunteers are in place for the 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games (CWG) in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province, from Oct 15 to 29, 2019. The Games is another global multi-sport event after the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Of the 260 volunteers, 148 provide athletes and audiences with service in the Athletes’ Village and 112 provide transportation guidance. The Athletes’ Village, located at Southern Wuhan, about 15 kilometers Southwest of HZAU, accommodates roughly 10,000 athletes from more than 100 countries.
Photo by Duan Zhiwei
Since last April, HZAU has conducted several rounds of selection and volunteers have completed training and test, which involves the theory and practice of volunteering, making volunteers be capable of required knowledge and skills.
Gi Yujia, one of the volunteers, walks over 20,000 steps every day to check whether display screens function well around the Athletes’ Village. Another volunteer Li Hainan stands for nearly 9 hours in a training. As a team leader, she says, “In addition to voluntary work, I help other volunteers, which is not merely a challenge but also a responsibility to me.”
In the exhibition hall of HZAU’s Volunteer Base, a great number of pictures such as loving heart and handshake, which embody the volunteer spirit featuring dedication, friendship, mutual help and progress, are painted at the wall with the names of volunteers at the center. The CWG’s mascot puzzle Bingbing, made of rice, millet and red beans, integrates the respective features of HZAU and CWG, adding more vigor and vitality to the mascot.
Photo by Li Zongqing
HZAU’s six explainers are responsible for guiding people around the base, shooting publicity videos and conducting interviews. Explainer Huang Yingjie says, “We have practiced again and again, recited speeches overnight, but gone to work early. So we feel our efforts pay off when other people are satisfied with our performance.”
Translated by: Guo Yating
Supervised by: Jin Bei