Volunteer in China with International Volunteer HQ

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Volunteer in China

Volunteer in China with International Volunteer HQ, the world's most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. IVHQ has a range of volunteer abroad projects available in China, including Teaching English and Special Needs Care.

At a glance...

  • Available year-round
  • Teaching English and Special Needs Care 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 $280 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.

Alicia Crossley
Why volunteer with IVHQ?
  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we're able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization 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, organizations 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 travelers 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.

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#tbt to that time I had hotpot in China and bonded with my new friends even though we could barely understand each other. ♡♡ #whatanadventure #sanyuanchina #teachingenglish #ivhq #ivhqchina
Grade two class at Diying Primary, Weinan. "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?" @ivhq #ivhqchina #china #volunteer #socute
Teaching a Halloween themed English lesson at a community centre in Baoji! 万圣节快乐! I've been lucky enough to be involved in a number of different programs with #IVHQchina during the weekends off from the centre
Summer Palace, simply amazing. What's also amazing is that I didn't get lost getting there #china #ivhqweekends #beijing #mapilliterate
The gang. Lucky enough to share some time & some offensively spicy food with such awesome people #ivhq #china #xian #colddrinksdontexisthere
Little ball of sunshine enjoying the new centre ☀️#ivhqchina
National Day at the Bell Tower ✨ #xian #china #ivhq
Back to work after an awesome weekend in Beijing. Teaching my fav little guy #ivhqchina
Sweetest kids ❤️ Beyond our language barrier, they made me feel completely welcome as a laoshī #ivhq #china #volunteer #xian #selfiesbuildbridges
"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life & I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." -- a quote never described my life better. Pondering on the Great Wall. #girlswhotravel #travelblog #travelgram #igtravel #instatravel #wanderlust #tbt #ivhqchina #ivhqweekends #greatwallofchina
The Xi'an city wall! #xian #ivhqchina #china #ivhqweekends #asia #wanderlust #travel #instatravel #igtravel #travelgram #girlswhottravel #volunteer #shareyourstamp
Last day at the special needs centre today. 5 weeks ago, I never thought I would get to this point. Today, I feel like my perspective has developed in that I actively feel lucky to lead the life I do. We all have our down days, but I think I've become a little better at differentiating the mountains from the molehills. #emotional #volunteering #xian #ivhq #china

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