Volunteer in China
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
|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, dentistry, journalism, business, law, and animal care. There is also the option for volunteers to take Mandarin language courses. Programs are for ages 16+.
||Dates: Start any day you choose.
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.
|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.
||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.
|Connect-123 Volunteer Programs in Shanghai, 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: The Shanghai program has fixed dates; it will run over the months of June and July 2018. Dates for summer 2019 have yet to be determined.
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)
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.
||Dates: 8 days, 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. Please refer to our website for trip dates.
Contact: 6500 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75214
|Make a REAL difference in China with Love Volunteers — from
Become a Love Volunteer in China and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers, the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization, has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
||Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Cost: Program fees start from just US$190/week!
Contact: Love Volunteers
Tel.: US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243
Academic Programs International
Volunteer in China
Enrich your life and the lives of others by choosing to lend a heart and hand to at-need projects. API offers service work in China on a variety of projects.
Volunteer projects in teaching English in 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.
Volunteer to Teach in China!
IDEAS partners with a school located approximately 250 miles southeast of Beijing in Shanxi Province. Serving the children of one of IDEAS’ partner organizations, as well as other international children in the Taiyuan city area, this school provides quality education in a creative learning environment. As a teacher, you will provide classroom education for approximately 7-10 students in grades 1-5, while receiving support from other teachers and staff. Classes are taught in English using an American curriculum.
Princeton in Asia
PiA supports service-teachers, NGOs, and professionals working in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Volunteer Abroad in China
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers the opportunity to learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. Ages 18 and older are invited to enroll in our 2-12 week Quest teaching English in elementary and middle schools. Additionally, United Planet provides a summer Quest for anyone 16 and older. 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.
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 in Asia including China.
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.
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 90 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 31,000 volunteers worldwide. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!
Teach English in China as a WorldTeach Volunteer: Global China Leadership Year
The WorldTeach China Global Leadership Year program focuses on the intersection of globalization and learning in the 21st century.
As one of our China Global Leadership Year volunteers, you will live in and experience a country that makes up 20 percent of the world’s population and is on the brink of becoming the world’s largest economy.
As a China volunteer, you will develop highly-coveted 21st century skills and Chinese cultural expertise while participating in ongoing Chinese language training, making you more competitive in the global marketplace. In return, you will serve as a teacher and role model for high school and middle school students who are facing a highly-competitive educational and employment market themselves.
Placements will take you to a town or city in the Hunan province.