"We would be thankful for any help you may relieve us. We would appreciate everything you can do: assisting our guides or the project coordinator, managing the live performances. And of course, we would be happy if you tell your friends or anyone about our project."
General Manager of the International Exhibition of Calligraphy
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Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Others volunteer on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.