A group of youth volunteers help clean the environment. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The youth unions across Hanoi have drawn up detailed plans for a wide range of voluntary activities to support local communities and help ensure social security this year.

Keys among these are Youth Month, Summer Youth Volunteer and “Love Hanoi” campaigns.

Others include “Tiep suc mua thi” (University entrance exam support), “Tiep suc den truong” (Give strength to students), “Mua he xanh” (Green Summer), “Hoa phuong do” (Red Flamboyant), “Ky nghi hong” (Red Vacation) and “Hanh quan xanh” programmes that gather young people from high school students to workers, lecturers, civil servants and military officers.

The Youth Union of Hanoi has also scheduled various charity events in 2016 to support policy beneficiaries, people who rendered service to the nation and families of on-duty soldiers at border areas and islands, and to provide aid to schools in need.

Blood donation and free health check-up activities will also be organised.

Last year, about 200 youth volunteers provided help for patients at major hospitals in the city in a project namely “Tiep suc nguoi benh” (Give strength to patients), while local youth unions offered free medical check-ups to more than 22,000 ethnic minority people, people with disabilities, the elderly, migrant workers and disadvantaged children and teenagers.

The municipal Youth Union sent hundreds of its volunteer groups to help communities not only in the city but also in northern Vietnam and Laos during the Summer Youth Volunteer campaign.

The 2015 university entrance exam support programme attracted approximately 12,000 youth volunteers who provided assistance for nearly 200,000 examinees and their families. The volunteers assisted them in finding accommodation, while handing out 20,000 maps, 15,000 handbooks for university entrance exams, 60,000 light meals and 62,000 bottles of water.-VNA