Volunteer in China


China: Chengdu, Yangzhou, Yantai

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, 7-12 Month


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter


See website.


• You must be at least 21-70 years old and in healtht condition.
• Enjoy working and serving others in an underprivileged and struggling environment.
• Open to foreign cultures and living abroad
• Dedication to the full term of commitment

Intern Types

  • Development


  • English

Cost in US$:

See website.

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Cultural Embrace by API Includes:

Guaranteed Volunteer Placement Prior to Departure
Cultural Embrace by API pre-arranges your volunteer project before you leave home to ensure an easy and hassle-free transition into your new life abroad.

Housing and Board
Basic, clean & comfortable accommodations with 2-4 person sharing basis in a volunteer guest house. Limited single rooms are available upon request for additional fee. All meals are cooked at the guest house and are typical Chinese dishes with plenty of vegetarian and rice dish options.

Visa Assistance
All volunteers to China travel on the tourist visa. Please contact your local China or China Embassy or Consulate to check details, or ask your CE by API coordinator. Please note that any visa fees are the responsibility of the applicant. And, while we can assist you during the process, ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that you have obtained the appropriate visa for your work experience. Cultural Embrace by API has no control over the visa process and cannot guarantee that your visa application will be accepted.

Arrival Pick-Up and Orientation
Airport pickups are available for weekend arrivals (preferably Sunday mornings). Please anticipate ~3 hours from airport to Fengyang or Chengdu orientation location. A forced overnight in Guilin or Chengdu may be required and basic accommodations will be included with your program fee. Weekday pickups may be arranged for additional fees (~USD 75). You will be met at the airport by our local coordinator who will help you settle into the guest house and introduce you to the project. The first week includes many activities, tours and lessons to help volunteers adjust and feel more comfortable in China.

Medical, Life, and Travel Insurance
Medical and life insurance is provided for all participants during the program term. This insurance coverage includes medical evacuation and repatriation, as well as 24-hour support services for medical and travel issues.

"Cultural Embrace by API" Cultural Kit
Before your departure, we will send you a cultural kit that is filled with useful tips, advice, information, and your insurance card to prepare you for your amazing adventure of living and working abroad.

Full-time Representation
Cultural Embrace by API provides English-speaking representation in the United States and China prior to, during, and after your placement.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building/construction Projects
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Fixing Fences
  • Gardening
  • Literacy
  • Orphans
  • Painting
  • Pastoral Work
  • Planting
  • Popular Education
  • Primary Education
  • Public Education
  • Repairs
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Age Range

You must be at least 21 years of age.

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks-1 year