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Volunteer Opportunity

CHANGING CHINA

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Globe Aware
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Beijing, Beijing, China

Globe Aware


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Published 1 month ago

One time only
December 17, 2020
12:00am CST
February 28, 2022
12:00am CST
A few days

As China's population soars, this formidable giant is a more interesting destination now than ever. Our volunteer vacation program is based on the outskirts of Beijing, the capital of China and home to the 2008 Olympic games. Here, Globe Aware volunteers will see the stark contrast between China's ancient traditions and rush to modernization, between soaring consumerism and shocking poverty.


Projects

China's booming economy is luring millions of people into cities from the countryside. Regulations mandate that Chinese citizens receive official permission to move from their registered region of the country, or they lose basic social services upon relocating.


This permission is extremely difficult to obtain, resulting in over 150 million "migrant" people marginalized in cities, and a generation of children with no access to public education or health care, many of whom live in substandard makeshift housing.


Volunteers will work in the only truly non-profit middle school for migrant children. The school needs major assistance in improving the building's infrastructure and environment, which used to be a factory. Projects and priorities change by the week. Volunteers may help with projects such as painting classrooms, building furniture, and improving bathroom facilities. Volunteers will also teach English pronunciation and other essential skills.



One week long program

No special skills required

As China's population soars, this formidable giant is a more interesting destination now than ever. Our volunteer vacation program is based on the outskirts of Beijing, the capital of China and home to the 2008 Olympic games. Here, Globe Aware…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome

Location

Beijing, Beijing, CN

How to Apply

To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers and communities safe. Contact us to learn more.


To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers…

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