Lee Hae-young, Graduated from Dankook University (DKU) in 1972, is an official world record holder for the most interpreter volunteer hours worked. Starting from 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Lee has been participating in numerous international events as an interpreter volunteer for about 30 years. His footage goes along with Daejeon Expo where 2002 FIFA World Cup, World Taekwondo Championships and many other events was held in Korea. Lee’s voluntary works have reached 32,000 hours of volunteering, a world Guinness record. It takes 30 years to make 32,000 hours if one spends 3 hours and 20 minutes every day.
|▲ Lee Hae-young, an alumnus of DKU, set a new Guinness World Record on Voluntary Hours as a interpreter.|
According to the interview from the Dankook Herald (DKH) with Lee, He finds his massive record very challenging because of the circumstances in Korea that he has been through. And even though no one has ever made such record before, Lee would like to be the one who facilitates encouraging others to know the beauty of sharing what you’ve got with others who need help. Through Lee’s life time, Lee’s motto and achievement has been outstanding not only with the record but also with people that he has helped. Even recently, he is proceeding on his service for those who are in need as a member of Gyeonggi-do, in an institute, ‘Noblesse Oblige 1365’, established to encourage voluntary works. The DKH will be looking forward to his new works that will help people and encourage younger generation to jump into meaningful voluntary works.