Sanya calls for volunteers for 6th Asian Beach Games

2019-10-31 18:53:10 News 

The city of Sanya in Hainan province is recruiting volunteers for the Sixth Asian Beach Games, which is set to be held in the coastal city from Nov 28 to Dec 6 in 2020.

On July 25, a special ceremony was held in Sanya to mark the beginning of the recruitment of volunteers, with Vice Mayor Zhou Jun in attendance.

Zhou urged the executive committee to select a group of personnel who meet the requirements, are honest and trustworthy, as well as are healthy and skilled in volunteer services. He also emphasized the importance of enriching the training content, which not only includes information directly related to the Asian Beach Games, but also information on traditional Chinese culture, foreign language communication skills, and etiquette services. The vice mayor also suggested that innovative training methods, such as distance training and practical training, should be adopted.

According to insiders, over 4,000 volunteers will be recruited for four major categories: city image ambassadors, backbone volunteers, volunteers for events, and city volunteers.



The ceremony marking the beginning of the volunteer recruiting for the 6th Asian Beach Games is held in Sanya on July 25. [Photo/]

A total of 10 city image ambassadors will be selected across Hainan province, and will be responsible for publicity work, including making posters and promotion videos, as well as organizing online and off-line activities.

The backbone volunteers will participate in the daily work or special activities of the various departments of the executive committee. They will engage in administration, secretarial, and legal services, as well as photography, publicity, logistics support, and language work. A total of 33 volunteers will be chosen and they will take part in volunteer management in the future.

The events volunteers will mainly serve the opening and closing ceremonies, media centers, competition venues, referee stations, airports, and reception hotels. For the first phase of recruitment, the city aims to take in 4,000 volunteers for events.



The Sixth Asian Beach Games will include 17 events including water sports, beach track and field, beach basketball, beach handball, beach football, and beach kabaddi. [Photo/]

The city volunteers are those who will offer services on transportation guidance, environmental protection, and publicity campaigns for the Asian Beach Games in major transportation hubs, commercial centers, tourist attractions, public squares, and parks before and after the official operation of the games in Sanya.

Those who are interested can sign up to be a volunteer through the official website of the Asian Beach Games

The deadline for registration of backbone volunteers: Aug 25, 2019

The deadline for registration of events volunteers in the first phase: Sept 25, 2019

Founded in 2008, the Asian Beach Games is an emerging comprehensive sports event set up by the Olympic Council of Asia. The 2020 edition will include 17 events including water sports, beach track and field, beach basketball, beach handball, beach football, and beach kabaddi.