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Volunteer in China with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in China

Volunteer in China with International Volunteer HQ and join a range of volunteer work in China, including Teaching English, Special Needs Care or a special Summer Outreach project. Volunteers are based in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation in China.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • Teaching English, Special Needs Care and Summer Outreach Teaching projects available
  • Projects based in and around the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an
  • Accommodation in volunteer apartment or homestay
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$310 (approximately £237) for 1 week
  • Between 10 and 30 volunteers start in China each month
My volunteer experience in China was the best 8 weeks of my life. Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone and I can assure you that it is rewarding beyond words.
IVHQ Volunteer - Alicia Crossley
Alicia Crossley
Nationality: Australia
Age: 19
Destination: China

Volunteer opportunities in China

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £237

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in special needs programs in and near Xi’an
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help in under-resourced disability care sectors, providing care and attention to children and adults with a range of special needs.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £237

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in villages in northern China
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Assist in summer holiday programs between July-August, playing a lead role as an English teacher for students aged between 10-18.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £237

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Xi’an or Weinan
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Bring a valued perspective as a fluent English speaker to help with lessons in government-owned schools. Teach alone, in pairs or as an assistant to a local teacher, with classes for students aged between 3-21.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in China to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in China will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore China with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!