- Shanghai, China
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Work Types:
- Children, Health, Social Services
- 1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months
- Program Description:
Volunteers on this inspirational program will be working in the new residential quarters in Shang Gang with youth and adults from Shang Gang Village who are mentally handicapped. There are around twenty students at the center, and volunteers help at meal times and with day-to-day care, including assisting with their personal development, such as learning Basic English, and with hygiene education.
There is also work to be done behind the scenes helping to design and update the center’s own website if you wish, as well as writing content and approaching international organizations on their behalf, are all hugely beneficial. Those volunteers who have nursing or medical qualifications may additionally become involved in treatment plans for the residents of the center.
What you can do as a volunteer: Helping at meal time and with daily care, teaching Basic English where applicable, working with the staff at the center to design the curriculum, and helping with physical therapy and creating activities
The residents of this center absolutely love volunteers and will be excited to see you! This really is a rewarding placement.
Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 2 Weeks
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Language: All volunteers must have a good command of the English language. Some understanding of the local dialect would also be beneficial but is not a pre-requisite.
ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS
Become a Love Volunteer in China and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities!
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Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!
Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!
Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.
Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.
Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!
Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!
Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!
Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.
Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!
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- Setting Description:
- Volunteers on this program will be accommodated in one of our comfortable volunteer houses onsite. Free time can be used to explore this huge and fascinating country!
- LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $375 for two weeks! USD. Included: Accommodation, 2 Meals per day, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, Return Airport Transfer, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.
Additional Program Information
- Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!