Volunteer in china
China Quick Facts
Programs : Culture Week, Kindergarten, Teaching, Campus Life, Disabled Children Care, Ocean Conservation, China Road Trip
Price : From only €395, £375, $465
Start Dates : All Year Round
Duration : 1-12 Weeks
Minimum Age: From 17 years
“My volunteering program in China with GapXperience was great and I learned a lot. My coordinator was excellent. She was very helpful all the time. She also introduced me to other volunteers with whom I had a great time. I enjoyed the program and I would do it again!”
About the Program in China
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. Join the best volunteer trips in China with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, be a teacher at a kindergarten, community activities, and construction projects for short term 1 week or 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required from 17 years old.
You can start every Monday.
The programs are located in Guilin and Zhanjiang.
Guilin is a province in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst. In the majestic shadow of its mountains, on the edge of an authentic, rustic village lies our center – a 260 year old building from the Qing dynasty.
Zhanjiang is a charming city located in the southern coast of China’s mainland in the province of GuangDong with natural scenery, temperate weather, beaches and clean environment.
Here are the arrival details.
For all programs in Guilin :
KWL (Guilin Liangjiang International Airport) on Sunday between 08:00 and 24:00
For all programs in Zhanjiang / Donghai Island :
ZHA (Zhanjiang International Airport) on Sunday between 08:00 and 24:00
On your first day, you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.
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 17 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.
1 January, 20-31 January, 6 April, 1 May, 25-26 June
20 January until 1 March and 15 July until 1 September
During this time we will have a summer camp (free and open to children aged from 8-15 from the villages nearby
The 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
It is designed so that you can begin to understand the Chinese ways of doing things.
This program is a great way to engage yourself in the local community.
Teach English, organize games and lead group activities as an English teacher.
Culture Week in Zhanjiang
Kickstart your stay in China with a week full of sightseeing, culture training and exploring.
Campus Life in
Teach English to students aged 19-25 in a culture exchange setting
Teach the local kids through conversations, organize games and lead group activities.
Disabled Children Care in Zhanjiang
Take care of the children by feeding them, comforting them, play games with them.
Conservation in Donghai Island
This program will have you helping protect its local sea turtles and dolphins.
Join the China Road Trip
Explore China in this road trip with the best China has to offer.
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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 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. 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 : 375 Pounds
2 weeks : 535 Pounds
3 weeks : 710 Pounds
4 weeks : 875 Pounds
+1 week : 185 Pounds
Prices in US$
1 week : 465 US$
2 weeks : 670 US$
3 weeks : 895 US$
4 weeks : 1085 US$
+1 week : 240 US$
Prices in Euro
1 week : 395 Euro
2 weeks : 565 Euro
3 weeks : 750 Euro
4 weeks : 915 Euro
+1 week : 195 Euro
The China Road Trip costs 1735 Pounds/2095 US$/1875 Euro
Extra Costs :
70 Pounds, 90 US$, 75 Euro per week for the Zhanjiang Culture Week
170 Pounds, 210 US$, 185 Euro per week for the Zhanjiang Ocean Conservation
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses