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Overview
The teaching volunteer program in China, Shanghai is an opportunity for gap year travelers to gain amazing working abroad experience. Volunteers who choose to join the teaching project are placed at Kindergartens and, Primary Level and Senior Schools in Shanghai city as well as areas near Shanghai; such as Suzhou, Chong Ming Island and Chang Xing Xiang Island.

Participants interested to work for teaching volunteering program in China, Shanghai for a period of 2 to 3 weeks are provided placement in kindergarten teaching project, while those who get enrolled for 4 or more weeks would be provided placement in a schools. It must be noted that the schools are closed during summer vacation from July to August. During this period , alternative placements in the summer camp, kindergarten or disability project are provided to the volunteers. Working for the volunteer programs in Shanghai would give a fantastic opportunity to get immersed in the local culture and also helping in Teaching Projects.

 

Volunteer tasks under the teaching volunteer program in China, Shanghai


As a volunteer working in this project, you will be asked to help in a wide range of activities at the schools depending on the age group of children and the needs of the project. Volunteer, typically, will be required to execute the following tasks;
  • Teach a class on your own or work with another volunteer in the class.
  • Assist a teacher in giving lessons Your lessons will be a combination of teaching from the standard text books and teaching lessons of your own design, which can be anything from your hobbies or interests to current affairs and local news as subject matters.
  • Play games with children. Games always go down extremely well too with the children.
  • Focus on improving the students' conversational language, familiarizing them with correct pronunciation and boosting their confidence. They’re often exemplary at grammars of a language but have such little practice in spoken English, German or French that they make many mistakes. ?


Teaching volunteer schedule


Volunteers joining the teaching 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 - 09:00 am to 05:00 pm (if placed at schools) and 10:00 am to 01:00 pm (if placed at kindergarten)
    • 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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