Volunteer in ChinaLooking to changing lives? Tired of expensive volunteer programs?
- The best price, guaranteed; starts $350
- Pay fees directly to your host families and projects
- Safe and meaningful volunteer experience
- It will change you forever……………
Experience the mysteries of China first-hand! From Mount Everest to the South China Sea, this is an ancient civilization which has preserved its treasured antiquities while it rushes headlong into the future.
When you volunteer in China, you will visit museums, pagodas, temples and natural wonders that will leave you feeling that you are walking through living history. But China never stands still, and neither will you. The people are waiting. The needs are great. The opportunities are limitless.
Global Crossroad makes it affordable for you to volunteer in China. We are based in many places of China, including in Qingdao, described as one of the most livable cities in China, in Ya’an, which lies between the Chengdu Plain and the Tibetan Plateau, and in Xi’an, one of the most ancient cities in China.
You can make a difference in this distant, fascinating country. China will most certainly make a difference in you! Send for information now, and begin your journey to volunteer in China.
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs at a very affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low so that our volunteers benefit from the lowered program prices. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's application/registration fee: US $299. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. You pay your weekly fee directly to your host families and projects. This way, the fees you pay will benefit those who deserve it (not for company profit).
|Duration||Volunteer/English Teaching Program China||Panda Conservation (CHENGDU)|
|6 Weeks||$850||Maximum project duration|
|7 Weeks||$950||- 4 weeks for Panda Project.|
Program Fee : Volunteer/Orphanage, English Teaching Program China
Program Fee: Panda Conservation
NOTE: the panda project is now only for a maximum of 4 weeks.
China Volunteer Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
During your volunteer in China program, Global Crossroad’s weekly fees include management of volunteers’ meal plans and accommodations throughout projects and travel options. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and will consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for China. Our meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions. Food and drinks outside of mealtimes are the volunteer’s responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.
While volunteering in China, you will stay in volunteer house. This concept is a permanent residence set up especially for international volunteers. There are several bedrooms at volunteer house and volunteers will normally share a room with a same gender volunteer. There are community rooms and a television. The environment is very relaxed and social and a great place to unwind after a busy day. The kitchen and bathrooms are shared, and there is running water and “western-style” toilets. The neighborhood is very safe and clean. There are many amenities nearby like internet cafés, grocery stores, restaurants and mass transit stops. Volunteers joining panda conservation program will stay in a local economy hotel.
If there are a large number of volunteers during your timeframe or your project is far from the homebase, you may stay with a host family. Volunteers staying with a host family usually have a single bedroom, but may occasionally share a room with another volunteer of the same gender.. Host family residences are in comfortable, clean and safe neighborhoods and rooms are simply furnished and tidy. Staying with a host family can offer the support system a volunteer will crave during their program and it is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs.
A unique and important part of Global Crossroad’s successful volunteer in China programs is our volunteer support in-country. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in China and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key support comes from our country coordinator and in-country field staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project staff and host family offers support as well, and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations. Sometimes an assignment may be too far to visit physically, so staff members will touch-base via phone/email. You are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.
Frequently asked questions - China
Applying to Volunteer in China
- When should I apply for a volunteer in China program?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to volunteer in China?
- How long does it take to process my application to volunteer in China?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application to volunteer in China?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer in China projects?
- Who manages the volunteer in China projects?
- What are the daily schedules while volunteering in China?
- Where are volunteering opportunities in China located?
- What is the language spoken in China?
- When are volunteer in China projects available?
- How long can I volunteer in China?
Arrival and Departure Information
- Who will arrange my flight to China?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in China?
- Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from China?
- From which airport shall I depart?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accomodation / Meal Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in China?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in China?
- How do I respect the people of China?
- Materials to Bring
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.