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    Wanderlust Exchange: Volunteer in Orphanage


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: China
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Semester, Quarter, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Internships, International Relief, Work Experience
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This volunteer program gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of deserving children. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to explore one of the most modern and exciting cities in China - Shanghai. As a volunteer, you will be stationed at an orphanage that is located in a children’s hospital. 


    • Assist with daily operations: preparing food, serving meals, cleaning, and arranging activities for the children. 
    • Assist in teaching the center staff improve their English. As a reputable orphanage in Shanghai, it receives loving overseas parents who would like to adopt Chinese children. If you could help the center staff improve their English skill, we could see a brighter future for the children as there will be a more thorough communication between the center staff and adopting parents.


    • 18-55 years old 
    • Conversational English
    • Medical report
    • Police check


    • Accommodation: shared accommodation/stay with a host family 
    • Food: 3 meals per day
    • Airport-pick up and transfer
    • Orientation: Introduction to China, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement, Sightseeing in Shanghai.
    • Support: countrywide 24/7 support 
    • Monthly culture immersion activities: Wanderlust holds various cultural immersion activities on a monthly basis for volunteers to know about quintessential Chinese culture, such as Chinese calligraphy class, Chinese Painting class, Taiji class, Chinese cooking class, short trips to surrounding water towns etc.


    • Flights
    • Visa application fees
    • Personal expenses
    • Mandarin language classes
    • International Travel insurance