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Working in Orphanage Homes
 

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Project Overview

Many children are rendered orphans in Xi'an as a result of the death of their parents to diseases. Some of them also lost their parents in cases of accidents or fire outbreaks. Some of the children are also abandoned by their parents because of lack of funds to cater for them. Over 400 children are said to be living in various orphanage homes in Xi'an. GVS is currently partnering with various welfare organizations and NGOs with the view of sending volunteers who would like to better the lives of the orphans.

In most of the orphanages, the kids are seen suffering. They go hungry from time to time because of lack of foods. They lack the basic food items they require for sound growth. Many of them lack the necessary clothing materials and sleeping attires. Many of the orphanage homes are neglected by the Chinese government. They do lack basic facilities such as good shelter and other necessities. This usually puts the lives of the orphans to great danger. GVS has really come up to help the orphanage homes. You can assist as you volunteer to serve in any capacity.

Responsibilities of a Volunteer

When you volunteer to work in the orphanage/children homes, you're expected to perform the following roles:

  • Working hand in hand with the local orphanage authority
  • Helping the orphans to live better lives
  • Providing the needed succor and love for the orphans
  • Feeding, dressing, and caring for the orphans.
  • Teaching the orphans basic etiquette and morals.
  • Teaching the orphans basic skills such as sowing, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, and so on.
  • Helping the children in their homework after school.
  • Involving them in various sports games such as cricket, volley ball, table tennis and football etc.
  • Organizing extracurricular activities for the children such as organizing sports, games, singing, dancing, performing dramas, and playing music etc.
  • Assisting the orphanage staff in various tasks such as supporting them in cooking, washing & ironing clothes.
  • Organizing excursions for the orphans
  • Donating clothes, food items and other materials to the orphanage home.
  • Participating in current administrative issues.

PLEASE NOTE: The work is very flexible. You can get your work schedule from the local orphanage staff. You're expected to work 3 to 4 hours daily as from Monday to Friday. You can as well work at weekends if you wish. You can always adjust your work schedule to suit your holiday's periods and every other engagement you may have. Remember, the activities mentioned above are just an outline, you might also be asked for other projects related activities by project coordinator, and you must be willing to give them a helping hand.

Educational Requirement and Project Skills

  • No Special qualification or prior experience is required.
  • You must be 18 years or above. (If you are less than 18 years and you have a strong desire to work, you can participate in our projects, but you have to bring a permission letter from your parents or guardian).
  • You're expected to have a basic knowledge of English to communicate with the project staff and local people.
  • You should have qualities such as love & passion for children, genuine interest, patience, compassion, endurance and so on.
  • Finally you should also be flexible, self-motivated, kind, supportive, and open minded with desire to learn and serve poor people of new culture and religion.

How GVS makes all the differences in your trip

When you volunteer to serve in orphanage homes in Xi'an China, GVS ensures your safety all through the sessions. You're exposed to share your culture with the people while you learn a lot from the local culture. You'll always have ample opportunities to visit various site attractions in Xi'an. As you go about carrying out your duties, you can easily make good friends. The impact you'll make on the children and the orphanage homes is sure to last for a long time to come.

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you are having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us at info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will soon solve your problem and our customer care center will reply you within 1 or 2 days.

Country: China
Project Type: Assist in Children's Home /Orphanages
The Locations: GVS projects are located in Xi'an and rural and urban areas of China
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us at info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply: Our orphanage program is not open for all nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. However, if a volunteer is less than 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: Our orphanage project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration: We have both short-term and long-term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer’s demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.
Required Donation: You pay $250 for 2 weeks, US$90 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70%-80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% -30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point: China
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2-3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5-6 days a week, approximately 3-4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10-15 per week): NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Cambodia). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.

Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates


Fee For Volunteer Programs
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$425 $555 $685 $815 $945 $ 1,075 $ 1,205 $ 1,335 $ 1,465 $ 1,595 $ 1,725
                     
Fee For Panda Conservation (US$)
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
 $ 925  $1,225 $1,525 $ 1,825 $ 2,125 $2,425 $2,725 $ 3,025 $3,325 $ 3,625 $3,925
 
Airport pick up, transfer to host family/hostel and orientation: US $125


Allocation of Global Volunteer Solution Fees:

If you are wondering where your volunteer's fees are going, then you should know that all of Global Volunteer Solution's programs solely rely on participant program fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the program, Global Volunteer Solution is able to attain its goals, thus raising the bar for hygiene, education and social status of local communities and bridging the gap between the Western and Eastern cultures. Ultimately, Global Volunteer Solution, its diligent volunteers, and its hopeful grassroots organizations are able to work towards a deeper cultural understanding, global unity and goodwill.

There are four categories to the Global Volunteer Solution program fees allocation

Application processing Fee
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Registration Fee
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Weekly Project Fees
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Language & Cultural Orientation
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One week language and cultural Training
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