volunteer in china

Volunteer in China

Looking 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.

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Dates and Prices

All volunteering in China projects begin on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

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)
  1 Week  $350   $850
  2 Weeks   $450   $1,650
  3 Weeks   $550   $2,450
  4 Weeks   $650   $3,250
  5 Weeks   $750
  6 Weeks   $850   Maximum project duration
  7 Weeks   $950   - 4 weeks for Panda Project.
  8 Weeks   $1,050
  9 Weeks   $1,150
  10 Weeks   $1,250
  11 Weeks   $1,350
  12 Weeks   $1,450

  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day

Program Fee : Volunteer/Orphanage, English Teaching Program China

  • 1week
  • 2week
  • 3week
  • 4week
  • 5week
  • 6week
    • N/A
    • $620
    • $730
    • $840
    • $950
    • $1,060
  • 7week
  • 8week
  • 9week
  • 10week
  • 11week
  • 12week
    • $1,170
    • $1,280
    • $1,390
    • $1,500
    • $1,610
    • $1,720

Program Fee: Panda Conservation

  • 1week
  • 2week
  • 3week
  • 4week
    • $1,211
    • $2,001
    • $2,781
    • $3,541

NOTE: the panda project is now only for a maximum of 4 weeks.

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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.

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Frequently asked questions - China

Applying to Volunteer in China

Visa Information

Placement Information

Arrival and Departure Information

Living Accomodation / Meal Information

Health and Safety



Culture and Custom


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.