Volunteering in China is a popular option for many young gappers embarking on their gap year. The economic boom China has experienced in the last 20 years has created vast disparities in Chinese society, leaving approximately 130 million people in China living below the poverty line. This has created a need for volunteers to teach English and other international languages to a classroom of knowledge-thirsty students.
It’s not just the people who benefit from those who wish to volunteer in China, pandas need your help too. Due to the sheer volume of volunteers who travel to this great country to help with panda conservation projects, threats such as poaching and illegal logging have been significantly reduced over the years. There’s still a long way to go however before these great animals are no longer endangered and they rely on those who volunteer in China to do this.
So no matter if its people or animals or both you wish to help, volunteering in China is a great activity to get involved in on your gap year. If you want to secure your placement just speak to one of our helpful partners.
Learn Mandarin in classes whilst living in a home-stay in Hangzhou; then live in the community and teach English, sports etc to children in Thousand Island Lake region.
Do you have a passion for those living with disabilities? We welcome volunteers wishing to a make a difference in the lives of those most deserving of our care.
Gain your TEFL Certificate on a Thai island. This placement includes classroom experience and certification, with the opportunity to then get placed as a paid teacher in China and Thailand!
Travel and teach in china No teaching experience required. Enjoy life in China and make a difference to these kids lives!
Get paid to teach English in over 80 countries around the world with an accredited TEFL certification & lifetime job placement assistance from International TEFL Academy.
Want the opportunity to live, work and play on the other side of the world, straight out of university? Join our community of enthusiastic and committed English teachers in cities all over China.
Do you love children, travel and new experiences? With Kangaroo Au Pair, you get to live as part of a family, learn a new language and immerse yourself in a whole different culture!
Be it a clinical internship, a research position or public health project, participating in the practice of medicine in a different culture will give you invaluable insight for your career!
Our mission is to not only provide you with a suitable job in China but also help you have a memorable teaching experience. We also promise to save time by finding a great school for you!
Volunteering on a Medicine & Healthcare Project with Projects Abroad will provide you with an invaluable experience of the challenges faced by medical institutions in the developing world.