The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMYU) Central Committee will diversify voluntary methods so as to make them suitable for each targeted group and focus on the combination of domestic and international voluntary activities.

This is one of the orientations that the HCMYU Central Committee has set for the coming time at a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the voluntary youth movement held in HCM City on August 15.

Over the past ten years, young people nationwide have implemented 287 youth village projects with more than 1,000 young families being settled, over 11,000 bridges and nearly 2,000 km of rural roads being built and upgraded.

On the same day, the municipal HCMYU reviewed its summer voluntary campaigns in 2010, which took place from June 1 to August 15 in 322 wards and communes in Ho Chi Minh City , 11 Central Highlands and southeastern provinces and the two neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia .

More than 100,000 youths in the city set up 188 bookshelves with over 18,000 book titles and provided free check-ups and medicines for over 57,000 poor people as well as built 62 rural bridges worth 3.8 billion VND.

Through the summer voluntary campaigns, 58 youths have been admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam.

During the fourth Festival of Volunteers 2010, the HCM City Youth Federation, the HCM City Students’ Association and the Youth newspaper jointly held a walk to raise funds for poor pupils. The walk, which drew the participation of more than 5,000 youths, collected over 3.2 billion VND./.