Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, Hongkong Post recognises that volunteers are making a notable difference in diverse fields, showing the world the true meaning of love and care. Hongkong Post announced that a set of special stamps on the theme of "Volunteerism" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on March 29.
Volunteerism is an important social service that promotes not only a sense of sharing and affinity, but also cultivates civic-mindedness and personal development. In recognition of the meaningful role played by volunteer workers towards enhancing social harmony and inclusiveness, Hongkong Post is proud to take part in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
The four stamps depict the rewarding experiences gained and positive contributions made by different age groups engaged in delivering essential community services. Particularly noteworthy is the innovative design concept adopted for the sheetlet that mimics a diary page, which captures some memorable moments and features a heart-shaped stamp as a centrepiece symbolising the noble spirit of volunteerism.