"If you have time for but one
  province in China, Yunnan should
  be it.
"
           
- Lonely Planet
 

 

Volunteer in Kunming, Yunnan,
a city with year-round Spring weather. Trips to 26 cultures &
5 nearby countries.

CALL US Mon - Fri
  9AM - 11PM China Time
  Kunming-China time is:
  

 AMERICAS

  +1 877 U ABROAD  

 EUROPE

 +44(0)20 7193 3479

ASIA PACIFIC

+852 8125 4854

JAPAN(日本)

+22 281 505532285

SOUTH KOREA

+82 70 7678 7629

AUSTRALIA

+61 (02) 80060842

 E-MAIL US
 
Some Advice for Volunteers

 

  • In most cases beneficiaries you will be serving will not be conversant in English. Your patience and understanding will help you connect better with these underprivileged children and adults. You will be assisted by a Chinese co-volunteer, who is fluent in English. She will be working with you all the time translating all your conversations with your beneficiaries.

  • While catering to the needs of your beneficiaries, ask for the permission of the permanent staff of the NGO before taking any action or major decision over and above your service role.

  • Volunteers are expected to adhere to the behavioral code of conduct and policies of the NGO they are associated with. These rules may be explained verbally or in a guidebook that you must strictly abide by, while volunteering.

  • Take care of your own health and security during your service. For details on this issue, see the Volunteer Disclaimer.

  • Please write a short summary about your overall experience after you finish your service learning or volunteer program and share it with us.

  • Do let us know if you feel you are not comfortable with the volunteer work you have been assigned.

  • For any problem, apart from legal disputes between you and the NGO you serve, please feel free to communicate with us.

And finally, remember a simple rule of etiquette you learned when you were younger: "Don't discuss politics or religion in polite company." This is polite company. We are here to help needy communities, not communicate our world views to them, either religious or political. While engaging in your volunteer work, please be respectful of Chinese culture and avoid topics which are considered impolite to discuss with acquaintances and new friends. 

 

 

 

Impact Abroad provides International Volunteering & Community Service Opportunities
to people in the western world to help children in Yunnan, China

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