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With over 40 countries from Japan to Thailand to Pakistan, Asia provides an incredible diversity of learning and service opportunities for international volunteers. China and the former Soviet nations of Central Asia seek volunteer English teachers. India offers dozens of direct service and sustainable development volunteer opportunities. Even countries that used to be somewhat closed to outsiders, such as Mongolia and Vietnam, now welcome volunteers in health, education, and economic development. —Volunteer Abroad Editor, Zahara Heckscher in Volunteer in Asia

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Projects Abroad in China
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, sports, medicine, journalism, business, law, and animal care. Programs are for ages 16+.
Volunteer in China with Projects Abroad Dates: July 21 – August 16, 2014
Cost: Please see our website for details..
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.
Email: info@projects-abroad.org
Website: www.projects-abroad.org
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Volunteer Abroad in China – United Planet – Summer Teaching Program
United Planet's volunteer abroad Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. All ages and skill levels are invited to enroll. Join us for 4 weeks this summer teaching English and environmental studies to school children in rural China. Volunteers live together at the school, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Volunteer in China with United Planet Cost: $2495.00.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.:
800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.
Email: quest@unitedplanet.org
Website: www.unitedplanet.org
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Volunteer Abroad in China from US$270
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in China from only US$270. Volunteers can either Teach English, focusing on helping develop conversational English skills to Chinese students or working on the Special Needs/Childcare project, providing special education and focused care for children with physical or mental disabilities. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in China Volunteer in China with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$270.
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks
Contact: International Volunteer HQ
, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.
Email: info@volunteerhq.org
Website: www.volunteerhq.org
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Volunteer in China Volunteer in China with Connect123 Connect-123 Volunteer Programs in China
Connect-123 offers meaningful volunteer projects in China, according to your interests and skills, in education, health care, community service and many other fields.Volunteer programs include teaching English at local schools, caring for pediatric patients at local hospitals, assisting at animal shelters, working with children with autism or other disabilities, assisting the elderly at retirement homes and caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages. Dates: Both start dates and durations are flexible. Typical durations range from 1 to 6 months.
Cost: The program fee includes facilitating a volunteer experience in Shanghai, China that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet and greet service; a complete China preparation and orientation information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and assistance. For current pricing, please see website.
Contact: Connect-123 China
USA Tel: (800) 731 6406 (toll free); China Tel: +86 21 15902177292
Email: info@connect-123.com
Website: www.connect-123.com/china/volunteer/
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Globe Aware
Changing China

Visit China with Globe Aware and help provide a quality education for children who have lost their educational opportunities due to urban migration. Volunteers will work in the only true non-profit school for migrant children by completing projects to improve the school’s infrastructure and teaching English pronunciation and language skills to the students. During free time, volunteers will have the opportunity to sightsee around Beijing and visit iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden Temple, and Tiananmen Square. Volunteers will stay in a modest hotel located near the school with private bathrooms and modern amenities. Come experience the wonders of this ancient society and bring hope and opportunity to the forgotten children of China.
Volunteer vacation work in China Dates: Please refer to our website for trip dates
Cost: $1380
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
Tel: 1-877-LUV-GLOBE
Email: office@globeaware.org
Website: www.globeaware.org
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Worldteach
Volunteer in China
WorldTeach volunteers teach English in middle schools throughout the Hunan Province. Placements are for one year or a summer, and volunteer teachers live in teacher housing provided by the school.
Contact: WorldTeach, One Brattle Square, Suite 550, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
Tel./Fax: 857.259.6646 ext. 201/857.259.6638
Email: info@worldteach.org
Website: www.worldteach.org
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Volunteer in China with Volunteering Solutions
Volunteer in China with Volunteering Solutions and experience the Chinese culture while bringing happiness to the local communities. Our volunteers in China programs are available for everyone and volunteers can join our program from any Monday of the month. Volunteering Solutions provides volunteer opportunities in the capital city of Beijing and in one of the most developed cities in the world, Shanghai. In spite of this, there is a dire need for volunteers' help and time.

We provide opportunities in an orphanage program, working with disabled children and a volunteer teaching program.

Volunteering in China Dates: Every Monday of the month
Cost: Starting at $450
Contact: Volunteering Solutions
Tel.: US Toll Free: 1- 888-790-3096. UK Toll Free: 0-800-014-8160.
Website: www.volunteeringsolutions.com/china/volunteer/volunteer-in-china
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AITECE
Teaching Program in China
AITECE (Association for International Teaching, Education, and Curriculum Exchange) is a nonprofit, Christian-motivated organization that recruits, screens, and facilitates qualified persons to serve in China's tertiary educational institutions as foreign experts or tutors in TOEFL (English as a Second Language) and/or as teachers in business, social work, sciences, technology, etc.

Contact: U.S. Catholic China Bureau, Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, NJ 07079; chinabur@shu.edu, www.usccb.net.

Go Abroad China Ltd. (GAC)
Volunteer in Beijing
We know that one of the best ways to get to know locals and make a lasting difference is by giving back to the community. GAC offers some of the most meaningful travel and volunteer abroad experiences to world travelers. GAC is committed to offering affordable, unique, small groups or individual travel and volunteer programs - setting you out on an unforgettable journey to these amazing destinations.GAC assists local children in China with special needs, children with disabilities, autism, or from an orphanage school and poor schools for immigrant worker's children. As an international volunteer with GAC, you're making a positive contribution and providing benefits for the children and the community that will last just as long as the memories they will take away with them.

Contact: www.goabroadchina.org

Global Volunteers
Volunteer projects in teaching English in China.

Visit: www.globalvolunteers.org/china/

Habitat For Humanity China
Global Village Trips offer an educational and spiritual experience within a crossed-cultural environment to anyone aged 14+ to volunteer to build homes for people in need. Currently we have build sites in Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangdong and Guangxi as well other cities in Asia pacific countries.

Contact: volunteer@habitatchina.org, www.habitatchina.org

Lifeworks International
Lifeworks China Volunteer Abroad Program
Despite a remarkable history of dynasties and culture, a booming population stresses China's economy. An astonishing number of children, especially those who are disabled, are left orphaned because their parents simply cannot afford to raise them.
Our China participants work under the leadership of professional staff and assist the efforts of foundations dedicated to providing medical support and programs for orphaned children. Working with the foundation members, our mission is to offer nurturing care to the infants, as well as provide essential childhood experiences through playing, creating art, and having fun.

Contact: info@lifeworks-international.com, www.lifeworks-international.com/china

Princeton in Asia
PiA supports young teachers and professionals working in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

Contact: piaweb.princeton.edu

VIA (Volunteer in Asia)
VIA offers a variety of programs and services which facilitate dialogue and understanding between people–a powerful tool for building peace. A Stanford program, VIA promotes full-circle exchange by providing volunteer and service-learning opportunities in Asia, and educational programs for Asian students in the United States. Every year, VIA sends volunteers on life-changing adventures to Indonesia, Vietnam and China.

Contact: info@viaprograms.org; www.viaprograms.org

Volunteer Teaching English in China
More and more volunteers are joining us everyday who are seeking a break where they can do something different, rewarding and new. Stop daydreaming about doing something different and take your smartest career step ever.

Contact: tosic@careerinchina.ca, www.careerinchina.ca/teach.html

Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including China! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!

Contact: www.vfp.org

WLS International Ltd
Our Volunteer Program in Beijing, China offers you the opportunity to get to know this wonderful country while gaining an experience that will last a lifetime. We have some wonderful projects in Beijing involving working with children.

Visit: www.gapyearinasia.com/china.html

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