On Sunday, a coalition of volunteers was founded for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. The volunteers will work to preserve the environment and provide services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
According to research on voluntary services in Shanghai over the last year, undertaken by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the volunteering spirit has increased among the public.
Some 91 percent of the people surveyed were satisfied with the voluntary services they receive, the research showed. Top three types of voluntary service are social work, city operation and environmental protection.
Voluntary spirit is part of building an open and inclusive city, said Lin Yuesheng, 66, a volunteer in Guangzhou.
"Guangzhou should be a diverse and inclusive city. Volunteering strengthens communities and brings warmth to people, particularly for migrant families," said Lin.
In Guangdong province, there are over 9 million registered volunteers and 80,000 voluntary organizations.
In Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, volunteers handed out brochures and pamphlets to call for people to become volunteers on Monday. Tibet has 230,000 volunteers, about seven percent of the total population.
The Tibetan regional library, which won a national award for its long-time public service, organized seminars and special sessions for blind readers and children. They also increased opening hours.
"We will carry on the Lei Feng spirit and provide high-quality public services for readers," said Tseten Butri, a librarian.