On July 23, 2019, Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the second congress of the China Volunteer Service Federation (CVSF),
expressing his hope that the volunteers, volunteer service organizations and volunteer service work staff would make new achievements in the new era,
promote the volunteer spirit of dedication, friendship, mutual help and progress,
and continue the story of Lei Feng in the new era with practical actions.
The volunteer spirit, featuring dedication, friendship, mutual help and progress, is in line with traditional Chinese culture and conforms to the core socialist values.
Among them, "dedication" depicts volunteers’ unique spirit to dedicate themselves to promoting the development of human civilization without asking for anything;
the spirit of "friendship" support volunteers to overcome all obstacles and differences of human beings and deliver love to make a warm society;
"mutual help" represents the practice that volunteers help people and themselves with love and fortes to achieve social harmony;
"progress" means that through moral practice, volunteers could serve the others, enhance themselves, by doing so, to promote the social progress.
In recent years, more and more volunteers, organizations and fields have been involved in Learn-from-Lei Feng volunteer activities.
Nowadays, volunteering has become a way of life.
Where there is a need for practices such as poverty alleviation, rural revitalization, eco-environment protection and neighbourhood watch, there must be volunteers.
Everyone would, could and can serve the people in need with selfless dedication,
and embody the great love of society with volunteer spirit.
We will carry out the requirements of General Secretary Xi Jinping with practical actions,
feel the power of goodness as the old saying goes, “roses given, fragrance in hand”,
and write a new chapter of volunteer service in the great cause of national rejuvenation.