Go beyond your boundaries, travel the world and serve the global community! Helping Abroad invites you to experience the world while truly making a difference in the lives of others. As a volunteer and traveler in China you will have the chance to uniquely experience an ancient civilization dating back more than 4000 years. Helping Abroad is now offering volunteer and travel opportunities in Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province and a vital economic center for China. As the home of the giant panda, Mount Qingcheng, Du Fu thatched cottage, Jinsha Ruins, Golden Sun Bird, Sanxingdui Museum, ancient fortress wall, Chaolang Lake, the Jinli historical district, teahouses, numerous pagodas and temples, volunteers will find endless tourist opportunities. For outdoor enthusiasts, Chengdu is also bordered by biological reserves for outdoor activities such as hiking.
Helping Abroad is collaborating with orphanages, school and nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local Chinese and allow each volunteer in China to fully experience the country while enriching the lives of others and participating in meaningful and rewarding community service. Whether you choose to teach English in school, work in an orphanage, work with special-needs children or help out in the panda conservation project, you will undoubtedly have the experience of a lifetime. Contact us now for more information! The sooner we hear from you, the sooner you can begin your journey to one of the most powerful countries in the world abundant with history and colorful culture.
Helping Abroad volunteers Program starts every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Are you looking for a safe and affordable volunteer abroad experience? Do you want to see the fees you pay, being utilized towards the welfare of the project and host families? Helping abroad, a 501 c 3, offer volunteer programs at unbeatable, low prices. At Helping Abroad, we maintain a level of transparency of funds, especially for volunteers who want to know where and how the fee they pay are being channelized. The volunteer fee is paid directly to the families that host volunteers and the project that volunteers work on. The program fee is divided as registration fee ( $299) and weekly fee. The registration fee is used to cover our expenses like advertisement and office expenses. The weekly fee is divided between room/local food (3 times a day, 50-70%) and project donation/ support to local project staff (30-50%) and local coordination fee (10%). The allocation may differ according to location and project type. Therefore, our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fees. Please find the breakdown of the cost in a weekly basis below:
Teaching English in Schools (Qingdao)
The importance of English is now a worldwide trend and the demand for the language is China is at its highest. In many cases internationally, English fluency has a direct relationship with employment success due to international tourism, trade and relations. Unfortunately, income levels increase wage gaps as poorer children are left without the opportunity to learn English. Those who speak only Chinese are at a great disadvantage for their future. For this reason, Helping Abroad is currently partnering with educational agencies and local schools to provide volunteers to expand educational opportunities. Many schools lack funding and qualified teachers to adequately teach the language and their students fall behind. Volunteer teaching English in China and provide your students with an opportunity to study a subject that will enhance their future. As your students grow, you will also experience daily life in China and its vibrant culture.
Educational Requirements and Project Skills
No specific qualifications or prior experiences are required to volunteer in an orphanage in the teaching English project in China. You're expected to have a solid knowledge of English to communicate with the project staff and teach local people. You should have qualities such as love & passion for children, genuine interest, patience, compassion, endurance and so on. You should also be flexible and have the desire to learn and serve people of a new culture and religion.
Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer
As a volunteer teaching English in China, your experience will be valuable for both you and your students. Depending on skills and interests, volunteers teaching English in China work in an orphanage, public school, university or with local nonprofit organizations. Daily activities may include:
- Teaching basic English
- Aiding local teachers with lessons and activities
- Teaching other subjects such as math or science
- Organizing extracurricular activities such as music, dancing, sports, art, games, etc.
- Teaching life skills such as basic business, painting, sewing, cooking, etc.
- Teaching basic health and sanitation
- Fundraising for educational programs
- Assisting with local curriculum development
- Maintaining the schools
- Playing with the children
- Assisting school/organization staff with local projects
Please Note:The teaching schedule is very flexible. You will receive direction from local school/organization staff. You’re expected to work 3 to 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. You will have enough time to go on holidays and explore China’s tourism.
Panda Conservation Project (Chengdu)
Panda Conservation Project in China is currently unavailable for volunteers. We will notify you once the project resumes. Helping Abroad is sorry for your inconvenience.
Volunteer in China in the Panda Conservation Project in Chengdu, known to be the “home of the giant panda!” The grandiose panda is a celebrated symbol of modern China and your efforts can help save this sacred animal. A variety of factors contribute to the fact that the giant panda is endangered and it is estimated that the current population of giant pandas living in the wild barely hits 1,000. Helping Abroad is working hard to collaborate with a wildlife conservation center in the Chengdu to monitor, study and take care for the endangered specie. Each volunteer working in the Panda Conservation Project will have the incredible opportunity to work directly hands on with the pandas and ensure that their futures are prosperous and healthy. At the same time, volunteers also have the opportunity to work with other endangered species native to China, such as golden monkeys and the crested ibis. If you are an animal lover, this is the perfect project to have field experience with special animals while exploring a beautiful and fascinating country.
Educational Requirements and Project Skills
No specific qualifications or prior experiences are required to volunteer in the panda conservation project in China. You're expected to have a solid knowledge of English to communicate with the project staff and local people. You should have qualities such as love & passion for animals and a genuine interest, patience and compassion for pandas. You should also be flexible and have the desire to learn and serve people and animals in a new culture and religion.
Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer
As a volunteer working in the Panda Conservation Project in China, you will have a variety of daily activities depending on your skills and interests and the needs of the local organization. Example activities may include:
- Providing daily maintenance to animals
- Feeding animals
- Providing drinking water
- Keeping animal habitats clean
- Bathing the animals
- Observing animals and collecting data
- Maintaining conservation center
- Assisting local staff with landscaping, gardening, etc.
- Helping local staff with tourism and directing tours
- Supporting administrations tasks
- Assisting with web design, brochures and marketing
- Teaching English to local staff
Please Note:The volunteer schedule is very flexible. You will receive direction from local staff. You’re expected to work 3 to 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. You will have enough time to go on holidays and explore China’s tourism.