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English Teaching in Schools
Assisting at Orphange Homes
Kindergarten Assistant
Working with disabled children
Panda Conservation project in China

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 Working with disabled children

Secure your place for only U$275! (Refundable)

Project Overview

Volunteers from all over the world are invited to take part in a truly worthwhile and rewarding project. GVS is working in partnership with local organizations like community centers and rehabilitation centers in Shanghai and other parts of China to offer you a unique opportunity to work with physically retarded, deaf and blind children. When you arrived in China, you will be shocked to see that there are about 9 million disabled children of age 14 and under. Almost all of them face discrimination and are denied adequate access to education, health and other basic services. You wonít believe that in rural areas in China, some children are even locked in their house because parents are simply ashamed of their childís disability. These children are considered as a burden both by society and their family. The discrimination also leads to unequal access of education. And not only the physical but also mental and social barriers prevent the disabled children from enjoying their rights to education. It is because some of the schools are inaccessible to the physically disabled children, while others are simply not willing to accept them. Although much progress has been made to promote their rights but the problem is still there. These children still face discrimination in every field and are thus left behind both socially and economically. Thus to protect their rights and to give them equal opportunities like other Chinese have, many rehabilitation centers have been started their work. They house disabled children and care for them but due to lack of basic resources and staff, they need help from kindhearted volunteers like you. We are thus inviting you to join our hands and make a difference in the lives of disabled children.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

Your help in this project is urgently needed because we are nothing without the support of you people. During your volunteering stay, there are multiple roles that you can perform. You need to give helping hand to the blind, deaf and wheelchair users. You have to improve their lives by sharing your knowledge and experience. You will help the disabled children in feeding, dressing, playing, washing and taking them for medical checkup. You also need to assist in physical therapy and speech therapy. You need to teach them different subjects like Basic English, mathematics science etc. You can also organize extracurricular activities for their mental coordination and stimulation such as singing, dancing, listening music etc. You should also involve these children in creative activities like arts and crafts activities. You can also participate in organizing day trips for these children. You also need to assist in kitchen and serve lunch at dining room. You are also expected to help with current administrative issues. You also need to motivate them and produce confidence in them. You should also educate the local community about the rights of these children. If you like, you can also donate toys, colorful books, medical supplies and some funds for their daily use. You might also be asked to contribute in construction of new facilities. Moreover if you are a doctor or nurse then you are more than welcome to help in regular checkup of disabled children. Thus your help in this project will be invaluable and will bring a sense of satisfaction to you that cannot be described in words.

PLEASE NOTE: Project coordinators or local staff will be available for you 24 hours a day to provide you your day-to-day working schedule as well as any other kind of help or activity you need in the project. The working schedule is quite flexible. You just need to work for 3 to 4 hours per day and 5 to 6 days per week. All other time is free in which you can travel to explore the beautiful country and its culture. Moreover, you will also find some disruptions in the working schedule due to national holidays, your exams, any traditional and cultural festival or other similar situations. During these times you are not allowed to work and you can manage your free time for a short holiday trip.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

The project does not require any specific qualification or prior experience so volunteers from any background can apply for the project. However, if you are a doctor, nurse or have hearing impairment language experience, then you are highly qualified for our project. You must be at least 18 years of age and should know medium level of English to communicate with the project staff. You must be patient, hardworking, open minded and very flexible dealing with disabled children. You should have energy and enthusiasm to face the everyday challenges. You also need to be independent, self-motivated, and able to adjust in the new environment. You must also have love, care and passion for disabled children.

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: English teaching in China
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
Lesson Plan: Language & cultural courses Orientation :
One week language and cultural Training
General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What’s the best time to apply for a Chinese volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the China program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations

01. What in-country support do I have when in China?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in China?
03. Where are the Chinese programs situated?
04. What is the official language of China?
05. How long does the Chinese volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to China?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in China?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to China is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for China?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in China?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and don’ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in China?
02. What are the principle health risks in China?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in China?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in-country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in China?
02. What should I know about Chinese religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Chinese people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

Enjoying free Time in China

NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.