Volunteers from Shanghai and Zaragoza to Come to Yeosu Expo

Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is to become a festival of the volunteers around the globe.

The Organizing Committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea announced on December 22 that it entered into an MOU, one each with the Shanghai Youth Volunteer Association on November 29 and the International Events Know-how Association (IEKA), a not-for-profit organization in charge of post-Expo projects of Expo Zaragoza 2008, on December 21, respectively. The two organizations will dispatch volunteers to Yeosu and cooperate in other ways as well for the success of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea.

According to the MOUs, the Shanghai Youth Volunteer Association will dispatch volunteers, 36 volunteers (including one staff member of the association) each for three times, while the IEKA will dispatch two groups of 32 volunteers consecutively (including two staff members).

The to-be-dispatched volunteers will be treated equally with their Korean counterparts, and they will work mainly at the International Pavilion, general information center, China Pavilion, and the Span Pavilion.

Recently, the two associations launched massive promotion campaigns to induce volunteers who will be dispatched to Yeosu Expo. The associations plan to select qualified volunteers to be sent to Yeosu with a high-level of language proficiency in English and Korean.

Mr. Diego Carreras Estella, the Director for Events of IEKA, said, “We hold high expectations for the Expo to be held in Korea, an IT powerhouse that accomplished fast economic growth.” He then added, “The dispatch of volunteer this time will contribute to friendship between the two countries as well as renew the spirit of volunteering.”