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Taoyuan Department of Environmental Protection Receives Merit Award for Volunteer Services, Donates All Prize Money to Orphanage

The Department of Environmental Protection of Taoyuan City won the highest-rated "Excellence" award and NT$5,000 gift voucher in the 2020 Annual Volunteer Service Competent Authority Performance Evaluation. The award-winning staff of the Sustainability Department once again demonstrated the exemplary spirit of volunteering service. Deputy Director-General Chen Tseng-Hsiang personally led colleagues to the Lohas Pre-school in Pingzhen District and donated the gift vouchers, hoping to achieve wider calls for charitable action and encourage the public to display the spirit of philanthropy and volunteering.

 

Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan noted that volunteering is a steadfast partner and asset of all agencies of the city government. They are not only the smiling bridges of communication with the public, they also facilitate the smooth operations of all units, and also accumulate the joy and gains of their work and exemplify the different values of life. He encouraged all units to set up volunteer teams to provide diversified services. In addition to the traditional types of volunteers serving in government units, cultural and educational institutions, public health and social welfare organizations, new types of volunteers have been added for the environment, ecology, mountain and forest conservation, coastal patrol and interpretation services for new immigrants, etc. In the future, volunteer services will continue to be expanded and cross-disciplinary exchanges among volunteers will be encouraged. Taoyuan has 18 major categories of volunteer services and over 100,000 volunteers. Thanks to the contribution of volunteers over the years, the Taoyuan City Government will continue to expand the types of volunteer services and increase the number of young volunteers to provide more encouragement and support to volunteers. This will realize the goals of "Volunteer Taoyuan" and the pursuit of urban progress.

 

Deputy Director-General Chen Tseng-Hsiang pointed out that the Department was able to receive an “excellence” rating because of the joint efforts of all environmental volunteers. There are 14 volunteer service units under the Department of Environmental Protection of Taoyuan City and 590 environmental volunteer teams, with more than 37,000 members. In addition to the various environmental volunteer teams of various city boroughs, there are also water environment patrol teams, coastal patrol teams, environmental diving teams, environmental education volunteer teams...etc. They are quite diversified, ranging from the sea to the land, from environmental conservation to education promotion. They are evidence to the tireless contribution of our volunteers to protect the environment without asking for reward.

 

In the spirit of giving back to the community, the Department has donated the reward prize (NT$5,000 gift voucher) to the Lohas Preschool in Pingzhen District, Taoyuan City, which will hopefully have the effect of attracting more people to volunteer and join the ranks of environmental protection and work together for sustainable development.

 

Taoyuan Department of Environmental Protection Receives Merit Award for Volunteer Services, Donates All Prize Money to Orphanage

 

Taoyuan Department of Environmental Protection Receives Merit Award for Volunteer Services, Donates All Prize Money to Orphanage

   

Taoyuan Department of Environmental Protection Receives Merit Award for Volunteer Services, Donates All Prize Money to Orphanage