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China mulls incentivizing volunteers

Updated: May 7,2016 10:00 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China is considering various incentives for volunteers, such as employment opportunities and concessionary access to parks, tourist sites and other public facilities, according to a draft regulation.

The draft regulation issued by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council on May 6 proposes that the civil service gives greater consideration to candidates’ volunteering experience. Enterprises and public institutions are encouraged to hire those with good volunteering records.

The draft also obliges governments above county level to incentivize public cultural and sports facilities, parks and tourist sites to offer favorable access to volunteers.

Tax rebates are proposed for donating assets to volunteer services.

College students can translate their volunteer experience into credits. Schools, families and society as a whole need to cultivate youngsters’ volunteer spirit.

The draft regulation has been released for public opinion.

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