PLEASE NOTE:   Due to the pandemic, China has imposed travel restrictions on international visitors and temporarily suspended the issuance of visas to foreign volunteers. This has resulted in a temporary pause in the recruitment of volunteer staff to the field. However, as we wait for restrictions to ease, we are continuing to respond to inquiries and accepting applications from individuals who fit the volunteer roles listed below.   

Make a Lasting Difference as a Long Term Volunteer

From the very beginning, ICC has relied on its long term volunteers to set the standard of care for our projects by training our staff and modeling our core values day to day.

If you really have a heart for China’s abandoned children with disabilities, please consider joining our team to live and serve in China. All our long term volunteers live in a Christian community and they work together alongside the local staff to meet the needs of our children.

A few things you should know:

  • We will consider all applicants but are particularly looking for expertise in therapy, social work, and special education.
  • We ask that volunteers commit to three months at a minimum but prefer at least a two-year commitment to grasp language and culture to facilitate your interaction with our children and Mandarin-speaking staff.
  • Volunteers are self-supported through their own fundraising efforts.

Volunteer Roles Available Now

Art Therapist

Dance Therapist

Family/Child Counsellor

Music Therapist

Occupational Therapist


Social Worker

Special Education Teacher

Speech and Communication Therapist

Application Process

  1. Complete the application form and provide contact information of your church leader AND one person who serves as a mentor or adviser
  2. Complete at least one preliminary interview which can be in-person, on Skype or by phone
  3. Receive and review a copy of our Volunteer Guidelines
  4. Sign and agree to adhere to ICC’s Child Protection Policy
  5. Submit a criminal background check from your country of residence (if applicable)
  6. Complete a physical examination, cultural awareness survey, and/or personality analysis depending on the intended length of service

The application process is listed here for your reference only. If you are interested in applying for a long term volunteer position, please contact

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