Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon attended a ceremony to launch a ‘Seoul City Senior Volunteer Corps,’ which consists of about 1,000 senior citizens with expertise and high academic backgrounds, on Feb. 4 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.
In his opening remarks, Oh said the city is making major efforts to encourage citizens to voluntarily participate in its welfare policies under the name of ‘participatory welfare.’ Oh said he expects the senior volunteer corps to act as a model for ‘participatory welfare,’ asking the members to actively participate in volunteer activities.
The ‘Seoul City Senior Volunteer Corps’ will engage in 12 fields, including public health and medical treatments, culture and arts, foreign-language interpretation and sports education. After receiving applications from volunteers in each field, activities began this month. Seoul City is coordinating and supporting the overall work for the senior volunteer corps.