Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 27 长江源志愿工作第27天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for updates!
这是我参与长江源志愿工作的一系列记录。我争取每日更新,但在野外工作没有网络的那些日子会有延迟。在时间允许的情况下,也会尽量使用中英双语。喜欢的话,关注我的Ins账号(@anar.chica.yichenguo)获取更新吧!

A day of counting down, a day of no sunset.

To welcome the prestigious guests that are coming at the beginning of August, we are deep cleaning the whole station starting from today. Even the thick dust accumulated on the high glass curtain wall frame was cleaned up. When we finished, everyone’s face was covered in dust. I was shocked how much dust there was even though we clean everyday. And it also made me think whatever we do in China we need to pay attention to the ‘face project’.

So far I have done all daily works a volunteer can do here. I think one-month volunteering projects are very suitable for this kind of grass root organisations. If it were too short, it would be very troublesome for the operational team, and the volunteers would not do much either. Plus many thoughts need time to cook. If it were too long, the efficiency would become lower and lower for an individual who wants to explore more. One month is ‘lagom’.

And I started to adjust my mood for leaving as well. At this time four days later, I guess I would be sad to leave. 


倒计时的一天,没有日落的一天。

为了迎接八月初贵客的到来,大家从今日起非常仔细地打扫全站的卫生。甚至连邮局高处窗框上的陈年老灰都清理了一遍。打扫完后全体灰头土脸。我震惊于每日大扫除竟还有如此多的积灰,也感叹在国内不管做点什么都逃不开面子工程。

志愿工作至此,作为这里的志愿者能做的日常工作已经都做过了几遍。个人认为为期一个月的志愿者项目的运营方式是很适合这样的民间组织的。时间太短的话,对于运营的团队来说很麻烦,志愿者也做不了很多事,而且很多的感悟是需要时间熬出来的。时间太长,对于想要探索更多的个人来说效率就越来越低。一个月不多不少刚刚好。

而我也逐渐开始调整状态准备离开。四天后的这个时候,应该会非常不舍吧。

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