Saturday, August 9, 2008

75,000 Volunteers Support the Olympics

Volunteering for a good cause may be one of the best things humans can do for one another. When it comes to the 2008 Olympic Games, they are essential.  The Olympics wouldn't happen if it weren't for the 75,000 volunteers, who are mostly Chinese college students. Interestingly enough, 1 million people applied to be volunteers for this year's competition.  The volunteers do a variety of tasks and additionally many of them speak English, which helps facilitate communication between nations. 

It's amazing so many people have offered their time and skills to make the games run smoothly. All in all, that's pretty cool. 

(Originally reported by The Seattle Times.) 

19 comments:

The Baroness said...

I just wanted to say that I've added your blog to my daily blog list. It is such a good idea! It's always nice to see some good news, something that we don't recieve enough of these days.

Maki said...

I believe 100% in volunteerism. Your blog is so uplifting and I thank you for it.

Scoot said...

The opening ceremony was amazing! One of the many things I learned from it was that the Chinese invented almost everything and that I really need to get back in shape. Bravo on such a positive blog!!!

Babs said...

Dear Cheerful,
I am so surprised and happy to read your blog as I was passing through....thanks so much for the postive take on information, there is far too much negative.
I really like the name of your blog too...quite clever.

Constructive Attitude said...

only 75,000? I would have expected much much more.

chumly said...

They did a great job too!

asraff ruslan said...

a great job and they will give success to the olympic.......
they are a true hero......

杏林扁鹊 said...

wonderful!2008 olympic games. it is cheerful occasion!

杏林扁鹊 said...

wonderful!2008 olympic games. it is cheerful occasion!

Cee said...

I volunteer all the time. Drugs ain't gonna test themselves. Wait, will they???

xxjennyy said...

Volunteering is awesome. That's why the olympics is so good.

By the way, your blog is fascinating.

SidTheKid said...

DEATH!
I will create the anti-matter version of your blog-dare u cheer the world...rememba da name
sid

Lukas said...

News ! Visit the web-site Mount Olympus please. We can communicate too. WEB: http://www.olympsnmcenter.com/

SidTheKid said...

there-ive done it
www.deathconnects.blogspot.com

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble said...

Cheerful news create cheerful vibrations (and vice versa) that spread cheerfully all around us.
Well done,
Esmeralda

CH said...

I agree, there's nothing more fulfilling than volunteering. I particularly love helping children. What the Chinese have done is quite impressive. Kudos to them for welcoming the rest of the world with open arms. And thank you for this bright spot on the internet; I know I'll be back to visit often.

Mónica said...

it's life time opportunity

Sabrina said...

I've watched the Olympics a lot -
guess because they are in Bejing. but didn't know this fact about volunteer. thanks.

Bie said...

Your blog is a great idea. I'm from South Africa and I volunteered to work at the Olympics 2008, I pass the paper selection but in May they said they have enough Chinese to help at the Olympics, pitty. I was looking forward to it. But I watch it on telly, and long to be there.