Program Details

The Lotus Volunteer Program in Beijing hosts a wide array of projects and community service initiatives, all of which prove to be valuable and fulfilling life experiences for our members.

Our Beijing-based undertakings include working with children w

Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education
Duration:
1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
As a non-profit organization, Lotus sponsors and organizes a number of volunteering activities. Through these activities, we wish to help our international students get to know different life and people in China, and have an opportunity to do volunteer work and offer help to the needy. We also hope that students will avail this opportunity to understand different cultures and build friendship across ethnic, national and cultural differences.

The Lotus Volunteer Program in Beijing hosts a wide array of projects and community service initiatives, all of which prove to be valuable and fulfilling life experiences for our members.

Our Beijing-based undertakings include working with children with special needs and disabilities and teaching English at orphanages and schools for immigrants. Lotus students choose when and where they wish to volunteer.

Our program gives members the chance to make an important contribution to less fortunate members of our society. Many students and travelers walk away from these volunteering experiences with added perspective and insight, not only into Chinese culture, but humanity in general. And of course you cannot overlook the value of staying with a Chinese Homestay during your stay. By staying with your host family you will not only receive a "home-away-from-home" feeling, but also take part in a unique inter-cultural experience that you can't get from staying in dormitories.

Cost in USD: 1,980 with no length limits. We support volunteering from a few weeks to year long at the same price.
What is Included:
Airport pick-up and drop-off in Beijing.
10 nights Homestay in Beijing (for periods before and after volunteering in Tibet), including private bedroom, breakfast & dinner, computer and free DSL Internet service.
Round flight tickets from Beijing to Chengdu
USD 100 donation to the school
Accommodation and food provided by the orphan school
Supervision and 24-hour phone assistance from Lotus Beijing Office

Setting Description:
Volunteers Programs in Beijing

Orphanage
The orphanage was established to provide an education and care for orphans. Our volunteers play and care of the children in a number of ways including drawing with them, playing music with them, etc. The orphanage is located in the suburbs close to the center of Beijing.

School for Immigrants
The School for Immigrants was established to help immigrant children of poor working families in Beijing. The school is a not-for-profit private school that receives no financial support from the government. Immigrant parents send their children to these schools because they cannot afford to send their children to government run schools. Teachers and volunteers utilize the limited resources to make the place as stimulating as possible for young learners.

School for Disabled Children
This is a training school for mentally challenged children. It is also a private non-profit organization with students from Beijing and other provinc

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