Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Community Volunteerism
Volunteers enjoy a day of magic with their families at Shanghai Disneyland before China Youth Volunteer Service DayMarch 03,2017

March 3, 2017, Shanghai – In the lead up to China Youth Volunteer Service Day, which falls on March 5 every year, Shanghai Disney Resort today celebrated volunteerism with nearly 100 outstanding volunteers and their family members.  Volunteers attending the celebrations at the resort’s Shanghai Disneyland theme park included Jin Jing, the former athlete of wheelchair fencing and torchbearer of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. These outstanding individuals were selected by the Shanghai Volunteer Foundation as the first group of recipients of the Shanghai Disney Resort Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Program.  To promote more community service, in the coming year Shanghai Disney Resort and the Shanghai Volunteer Foundation will select more recipients for special recognition at Shanghai Disneyland.
 
A highlight of today’s celebration was a special visit by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to welcome and thank the volunteers at a ceremony in front of the theme park’s Storyteller Statue, together with leadership from the Shanghai Volunteer Foundation and Shanghai Disney Resort. 
 
“We are excited to welcome these outstanding volunteers to Shanghai Disneyland and help appreciate and recognize their contributions to our community,” said Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “It is one of Disney’s core values to promote community volunteerism wherever we operate, including here in Shanghai. Through the Shanghai Disney Resort Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Program, we look forward to working together with the Shanghai Volunteer Foundation to pursue our shared vision of promoting community volunteerism throughout the city.” 
 
The Shanghai Disney Resort Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Program was introduced on International Volunteer Day (December 5) last year. The program is a special cooperation project between Shanghai Disney Resort and the Shanghai Volunteer Foundation to recognize 1000 outstanding community volunteers and their family members with a day of magic at Shanghai Disneyland.