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Beijing Tourism Bureau to Start Volunteer Services
    2008-08-06 19:45:59     CRIENGLISH.com

Beijing Tourism Bureau's volunteers start work on August 5. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]

BOCOG's 500,000 Olympic volunteers have already been working for some weeks. Now, the Beijing Tourism Bureau has recruited 206 more volunteers to provide tourist advisory services for athletes, journalists and visitors from around the world.

Having begun work from August 5, the volunteers -- most of whom are above 40 -- are familiar with every corner of Beijing. They will serve at 22 stations across the city from 7am to 9pm every day.

59-year-old Miao Qishan is a volunteer serving in Chaoyang District. He says he is happy to be part of the Olympic Games. "I hope I can do my best for tourists from China and abroad and serve the Olympic," he said.

During the Olympics, eight buses will be available at certain stations to take tourists wherever they want to go for free.

Volunteers waving flags as they start work for the Olympics.[Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]



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