Volunteer in China
About the Program
Doing a volunteer program in China provides a unique and worthwhile experience. Help children & communities in China while experiencing the culture and beauty of this fascinating country.
GapXperience is a gap & volunteer company with 14 years of experience and over 200 programs worldwide. Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services. And with us there is only one price to pay, no extra charges!
We see volunteering and meaningful travel as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in life and work related skills. We believe that by volunteering, experiencing, living & working side-by-side with local communities in developing countries, participants can come away with a greater understanding of the global community, the cultural diversity and the challenges that developing countries face.
There are several volunteer programs available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!
Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate.
You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program.
As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions.
Participants must have a clean criminal background check and give it to the coordinator on arrival, click here for details
Accommodation & Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.
The volunteer accommodation is based on single gender rooms.
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Programs in China
Please find below the programs that are available in China. Transport between the different locations is not included. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer program!
Here are all the projects in China :
Culture Week in Guilin
This introductory week is the first step towards a great experience in a new country.
Kindergarten Care in Guilin
Engage with the local Chinese kindergarten/preschool in this town as a teacher for its young children…if you love being with kids, this program is for you!
Rural Teaching in Guilin
Teaching and Immersion in Hainan
Teach English and discover local life in one unique program! Be one of the few foreigners to engage with the community here in Hainan.
Culture Week in Chengdu
This dynamic experience will ensure that you learn new aspects of this fascinating culture, its language and traditions.
Panda Conservation in Chengdu
You’ll be joining us at the Bifengxia Giant Panda base, a branch of the China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda and one of the largest of its kind.
Culture Week in Zhanjiang
Kickstart your stay in China with a week full of sightseeing, culture training and exploring of the bustling city of Zhanjiang.
Urban Teaching in Zhanjiang
Campus Life in Zhanjiang
On this program, you will have fun teaching English in a different way! By joining your peers on university campus and exchanging languages and experiences.
Disabled Children Care in Zhanjiang
Experience China’s lifestyle and culture whilst assisting and caring for the children with autism in Zhanjiang city!
Ocean Conservation in Naozhou Island near Zhanjiang
Soak in Donghai Island’s scenic beach views while caring for China’s cute and endangered wildlife!
Road Trip China
Fully explore the great mainland, and ride on an amazing fast train during this all-in-one road trip encompassing the best China has to offer!
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Programs in China
Prices in Pounds
1 week : 355 Pounds
2 weeks : 495 Pounds
3 weeks : 635 Pounds
4 weeks : 785 Pounds
+1 week : 165 Pounds
Prices in US$
1 week : 450 US$
2 weeks : 625 US$
3 weeks : 810 US$
4 weeks : 985 US$
+1 week : 215 US$
Prices in Euro
1 week : 375 Euro
2 weeks : 525 Euro
3 weeks : 675 Euro
4 weeks : 825 Euro
+1 week : 175 Euro
There is an extra charge per week for these programs :
£185/US$245/€195 for Hainan program, Chengdu & Zhanjiang culture week, Conservation
£235/US$295/€245 for Road Trip China
£685/US$825/€695 for Panda program
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, a 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment.
Why Book with GapXperience
How to Book your Program
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.