City seeks retirees to serve in Xinjiang

Hu Min
Up to 20 volunteers are being sought by Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau to provide services that will include medical treatment, education, psychological counseling and social work. 
Hu Min

Shanghai is recruiting people who have retired from professional positions to provide services in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 

Up to 20 volunteers in areas mainly covering medical treatment, education, psychological counseling and social work are being sought, the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said. 

They will provide voluntary services in Karamay and the prefecture of Kashgar from July to September, the bureau said. The deadline for applications is June 15. 

Shanghai's "senior volunteer action" program encourages retired professionals to put their talents to use in western regions.

The city has sent 392 volunteers to the autonomous region over the past 17 years since the program was launched.

They have made great contributions to the development of China's west, the bureau said. 

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