Serving in China
Making a lasting difference over time
You can be part of our work
Our long-term volunteers are the lifeblood of our work in China. From our very beginnings, we have relied on them to set the standard of care for our children, train our staff and play a central role in ending abandonment in China.
If you really have a heart for China's abandoned and disabled, consider joining our team to live and work in China. Volunteers are self-supported through their own fundraising efforts. We ask that volunteers commit to six months at a minimum, but prefer at least a two-year commitment, to give you the opportunity to grasp language and culture and to make an impact.
Volunteer Roles Available Now
Here are some important volunteer roles that need to be filled.
Our project locations need Physical Therapists to provide therapy, train local staff and directly impact lives.
Ways You Can Serve
There are a number of specialised roles that are always in need in each of our project locations. Some of these roles are:
Read more details about volunteer roles in China
|Doctors and Nurses||Physiotherapists||Occupational Therapists|
|Special Educators||Art or Music Therapists||Speech and Communication Therapists|
|Activity Coordinators||Counsellors||Child Psychologists|
|Managers and Administrators||General Volunteers||Foster Care Specialists|
What It Takes To Serve in China
A long-term commitment requires extensive language study—often much of the first year is spent getting the language under your belt so you can interact with our children and our 200+ Mandarin-speaking staff. Not surprisingly, we prefer at least a two-year commitment to give you the opportunity to grasp language and culture. But we will consider volunteers that can only commit for a minimum of six months.
If you are deeply committed to China’s abandoned and disabled, we would love to hear from you.
We will consider all applicants, but are particularly looking for those with professional qualifications, skills or experience in medicine, social work, education, administration and communications, who can support the work we do. Our long-term volunteers are entirely self-supporting through their own fundraising efforts.
The Application ProcessAll applicants must complete our general application form and supply supportive references from a church leader along with a work colleague or longstanding friend. Our Volunteer Guidelines will be provided to you as part of the application process. They will outline our expectations and your responsibilities. All applicants must agree and adhere to our Child Protection Policy and submit references and a criminal record check from their home country.
Depending on the length of proposed service, applicants may also be required to undertake a more intensive process of formal health checks, cultural awareness training and personality profiling.
Our application process involves at least one interview, which can be conducted in person or via Skype or telephone.
Successful candidates will be provided with formal acceptance post-interview at which stage they should commence raising support and preparing to transition to the field.