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Overview
Volunteering Solutions offer an unmatched volunteering opportunity for gap year travelers at the disabled children’s Center in China, which is located in the south of Shanghai. The Centre accepts children with Cerebral Palsy. A child with Cerebral Palsy has trouble in controlling the muscles of his body. Normally, the brain tells the rest of the body exactly what to do and when to do it. But because of Cerebral Palsy, depending on what part of the brain is affected, a child might not be able to walk, talk, eat, or interact in the way other kids do. The children at the centre, generally, face more difficulties in  learning, relaxing and playing than other children - and this is where you come in!! This is a truly worthwhile and rewarding volunteer program in China - Shanghai.

Volunteer tasks under the disabled care volunteering in China, Shanghai


As a volunteer working in this project, you will be asked to help in a wide range of activities at the centers depending on the age group of children and the needs of the project. Volunteer, typically, will be required to execute the following tasks;
  • Helping the children to eat and look after them.
  • Helping with the children's personal development and hygiene education.
  • Helping the staff at the centre to design the curriculum.  
  • You can also get involved behind the scenes, designing the center’s website, updating the information and writing reports and articles for it.
  • If you are trained in nursing or medicine, or have any similar qualifications, the staff at the centre may also train you up so that you can help out with the children's treatment plans.


Disabled care volunteering schedule


Volunteers joining the disabled care volunteer program in China, Shanghai are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows;
  • Monday : Arrival (volunteers can also arrive on Wednesdays and follow the same schedule thereafter) + neighbourhood tour.
  • Tuesday : Orientation. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Shanghai.
  • Wed to Fri : Volunteer Work
  • Leave for the placement - 08:30 am
  • Volunteer work - 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
    • Breakfast - 07:00 am onwards
    • Lunch - 11:30 onwards
    • Dinner - 07:00 pm onwards
Volunteers need to manage their meals on own cost. There are a series of food options available in an around the volunteer accommodation as well as the placement center.
The same volunteer work schedule continues for the coming weeks
Weekends : Free to explore the city

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.

 
 
China Program Booking
  • Start dates in Shanghai are arranged so that no participant is placed in a location during or immediately before a holiday period, however holidays do occur during the placements. During Summer school holiday participants in kindergarten projects and summer camp activities.

    Volunteers need to arrive on the dates mentioned below. 
Volunteering Solutions China Reviews
Shanghai, China
Evita Lopez
(United States)

I truly believe that love for kids make you do amazing things. We had fun with the kids learning English and singing together..

Shanghai Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
WeekUSDGBPAUDEUR
2 weeks$680£578$952€660
3 weeks$810£689$1,134€786
4 weeks$955£812$1,337€927
5 weeks$1,095£931$1,533€1,063
6 weeks$1,220£1,037$1,708€1,184
7 weeks$1,285£1,093$1,799€1,247
8 weeks$1,400£1,190$1,960€1,358
Extra week$220£187$308€214
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