The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union launched its summer volunteering campaign in northern Thai Nguyen province on May 28.

The summer programme runs through August with a range of activities, including the provision of free check-ups and medicine to disadvantaged communities, blood donation campaigns, and a musical concert to cheer up patients at Thai Nguyen General Hospital.

President of the Vietnam Youth Federation Nguyen Phi Long appealed to the 5,000 young volunteers who attended the launching ceremony, urging them to focus on enhancing the effectiveness of their work and identifying additional practical projects to implement in their localities.

First launched in 2000, the summer volunteering campaigns have impacted significantly on communities throughout the country and played an important role in educating the young generation.-VNA