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Volunteer in Orphanage Program

overview

This volunteer program gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of deserving children. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to explore one of the most modern and exciting cities in China - Shanghai. As a volunteer, you will be stationed at an orphanage that is located in a children’s hospital. Children residing in this orphanage often arrive from other orphanages in more rural areas of China to receive better medical treatment. With your commitment, love, and care you have the chance to make a difference in their recovery.

Program Location:

Pudong District, Shanghai, China

Program length:

3 - 24 weeks

Arrival airport:

Shanghai Pudong/Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Volunteer work:

Special care for children in the orphanage

Program fee:

$520 USD and up

what's included 

Food

Accommodation

Airport

Orientation

Support

Activity

Shared
accommodation/
private room
3 meals
per day
Pick up
and transfer
Introduction to China, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement, Sightseeing in Shanghai
24/7
support
Monthly cultural activities to learn more about Chinese culture

what's not included 

  • Flights

  • Visa application fee

  • Personal expenses

  • Mandarin language classes (We can help you register for language courses if you would like to learn Mandarin during your spare time at an additional cost.)

  • International/Travel insurance

requirements

  • Participants must:

  • Be 18-55 years old

  • Speak, write, and read conversational English

  • Provide a recent medical report

  • Provide a background/police check to confirm no prior criminal activity

Volunteer responsibilities

  • Volunteers will assist with daily operations at the orphanage, such as spending time with the children, arranging games/activities, participating in activities hosted by other volunteers (art/music classes), and provide support during meal times as needed.

  • Practicing English with children and orphanage staff. As a reputable orphanage in Shanghai, the organization often receives overseas parents who would like to adopt Chinese children. Practicing English with the children and staff at the orphanage enables them to better interact with prospective adoptive parents.