• China
    • Beijing
1 to 18 weeks
Project Types

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round


Starting Price
Price Details
The costs include:
- 24 hrs Assistance and support from VS Staff
- Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
- Airport Pickup
- Orientation
- Accommodation
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Transportation Visa
Oct 25, 2019
Jun 11, 2018
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About Program

Volunteer with children in China and make a difference their lives through your effective contribution. Volunteering Solutions offers 3 different projects - Orphanage Volunteering Program, Teaching Program and Disabled Care Program. All the projects are located in Beijing, the capital of China. If you are a high school or college student looking for a meaningful work opportunity abroad, then this would probably be the best option for you to explore. Not only will it give you a chance to contribute meaningfully towards the lives of these children, but you'll also get to know more about one of the oldest civilizations of the world and immerse yourself in understanding the Chinese culture.

And you can make the most of your weekends to explore the amazing destinations including the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City. You can also visit the Giant Panda House of Beijing Zoo and cruise through Purple Bamboo Park.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Volunteering Solutions for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Provide your valuable time and effort in cheering up the little children and get your creative mind rolling to provide a fun environment.
  • Travel and explore the city of Beijing and create wonderful memories.
  • Polish your skills and boost your career with first-hand international work experience.
  • Meet some like-minded travelers from other parts of the world and work for a common cause.

Program Reviews

8.67 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 9
  • Value 8
  • Safety 9
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Life-Changing Experience

When I was a young girl, I watched National Geographic's China's Lost Girls, a documentary that followed a group of families on their journey to China to adopt orphaned girls abandoned amidst the country's complex one-child policy, and since then, I knew I wanted to do volunteer work in China. I chose Volunteering Solutions and their Beijing Orphanage Project because it was one of the few programs that offered the opportunity to work with infants, toddlers and children with special-needs at an orphanage. My experience with Volunteer Solutions, from start to finish, was incredibly gratifying and humbling, and I felt very supported while I was abroad. The other volunteer and I bonded closely with the kids and the other caregivers in a short time, and even now, we still received weekly updates and photos about all the children.

What made my time in Beijing so unique was the opportunity to experience life as a local during those few weeks. We learned to familiarize ourselves with the city’s transit system quite quickly, as well as learn basic Mandarin on the go to bridge language barriers. We commuted a total of 3.5 hours each day on 4 subways and 2 buses to get to and from the orphanage. The children and the caregivers welcomed me and the other volunteer with open arms, and it really felt like I was part of their family. The days were definitely exhausting, but it was an incredible opportunity to see the city in a different light than just as a tourist.

I'm already making plans to return to the orphanage to help out more next year! Thank you VolSol for all your support! I recommend doing volunteer work at some point in your life, it really does teach you so much!"

What would you improve about this program?
Volunteer Solutions went above and beyond my expectations! The only thing I'd maybe suggest is perhaps a closer living accommodation to the orphanage, but honestly, I appreciated the commute everyday as it allowed me to see the city! Honestly, Volunteer Solutions is absolutely incredible!
20 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Beijing orphanage

The actual orphanage program was great and I'm really glad that I got to help out there. However the hostel was in a very expensive area which wasn't great for buying food and I would have preferred a nicer hostel in a cheaper area. There are quite a lot of things to do in beijing since it's the capital which is good and the subway there is also easy to use. However the buses aren't great and the bus I took to the orphanage broke down three times in the 2 weeks I was there! lol it was still a good experience though

What would you improve about this program?
Better hostel in a cheaper area
Inform participants on how bad the air quality is in beijing as I was unprepared and really struggled with the pollution
22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Orphanage program in Beijing

The program was very nice and the coordinator Melisa took good care of me while I was in Beijing. She was waiting for me on arrival at the airport and took me to the accommodation, which was in the hostel in the heart of the city.

Working with young children at the orphanage and teaching them was fun and I enjoyed every bit of it.

21 people found this review helpful.

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