2019 – Year of Youth Volunteers

Web.HCYU.02.01.2019: At the year-end conference of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the closing of the conference for the Executive Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, Term XI, Mr. Le Quoc Phong, Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and President of Vietnam Youth Federation directed all levels of the Union to implement "Year of Youth Volunteers" 2019.

In 2019, under the theme "Year of Youth Volunteers ", there is a need of affirmation and innovative solutions to achieve the desired results of 2019. To prove the maturity of the movement, there should be differences of volunteer activities based on the curent period, the context and the conditions of youths to have the volunteer movement thrived. Commented, Mr. Le Quoc Phong at the conference.

Diversify activities in youth volunteers
Diversify activities in youth volunteers

“The scope of the volunteer movement 2019 must be wider than those of 2018 and the previous years. The theme work must be focused by the Youth Union at all levels so that more youths can reach the movement; at the same time, promote the movement in many fields to operate more effectively. In 2019, each union member will participate in at least 2-3 voluntary activities, the aim is to increase the participation rate of youth. There are about 20 million rounds of young people planned to participate”.

In terms of approach, the First Secretary asked the Youth Union levels to focus to be more diverse and richer in contents and innovate the way to implement. In order for an organization to implement voluntary activities, it is necessary to invest effectively to leave a impact.

"Volunteer is a movement with the most diverse and responsive environment showing the ability, needs and desires of the units. And to be able to effectively carry out, it is necessary to assign responsibility so that the grassroots can increase the self-sufficiency in their works. The youth union units and grassroots levels need to think, design and facilitate voluntary activities so volunteers can participate in most activities”, said Mr. Le Quoc Phong.

He believed, when volunteering was carefully directed down to the the levels of youth unions, the volunteer units would do well to diversify their volunteering activities, to meet the needs of young people. Thus we will have one year of volunteering with a variety of ways to approach to people as well as society.

“Volunteers must pay close attention to the professionalism of the units and in 2019 the measured value will be equal to the works through volunteering with the high level of professional applications of the units, and more practical value. Therefore, there is a need to connect information among the localities that needs to have volunteers to the area with the volunteer forces".

In addition, the unions need to lead in social volunteering activities in 2019. In the short term, the youth groups who want to volunteer for the Union, come to the Union, share ideas and search oppportunites, environment to participate in the union’s activities ”, Mr. Le Quoc Phong suggested.

"Reputation, image of volunteer youths will be confirmed by the time itself, upgraded the quality through activities in 2019. Therefore, it must set a careful and serious request for volunteer activities in the Year of Youth Volunteers” said Mr. Le Quoc Phong.