During teenage community volunteer work in China, a high school student hugs a young child in the classroom.

Volunteer Work with Children for Teenagers in China

Join teenagers from around the world and work in a group to support children at local schools

In sintesi

  • Carry out volunteer work with children in China and support local staff at primary and high schools. Your focus will be to enhance the early childhood development process
  • Many schools are understaffed and are in need of your help. You’ll run English classes, organise educational activities and complete some small-scale renovation work.
  • You’ll live and work in Shanghai with teenagers, and live in a same-sex dormitory at your placement. We’ve organised cultural and social activities to keep you busy, along with an exciting weekend trip.

Date di Inizio: 

Date fisse durante le vacanze scolastiche

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Durata Minima: 

Due settimane


Questo progetto è per ragazzi tra i 15 e i 18 anni

Is community volunteer work in China for teenagers right for me?

Community volunteer work in China is a good fit for you if you enjoy working with children. Use your energy to support the kids, and get your hands dirty when doing practical renovation work. Best of all, you’ll get to do this while travelling with the safety of a group and constant supervision from Projects Abroad staff.  

This is a great way to add child care experience to your CV, which could help your future career. It will also help you stand out in applications and interviews, as it will show your commitment to helping others. In addition, this experience will give you some independence, and develop your teamwork and communication skills.

You don’t need any experience to join. This project is specifically designed for young people your age, and the local staff will teach you everything you need to know.

This High School Special runs over fixed dates in the summer, and you can pick the dates that best fits your schedule.  We have a set itinerary and extra staff support. This means that from the moment you arrive at the airport in-country, everything is organised for you. 

Volunteers doing teenage community work in China, visit a temple over the weekend.

What will I do on this project?

You’ll work with children and young teens at local primary and high schools. Your main focus will be on teaching classes and encouraging the students. These are some ways you will get involved:

  • Run educational activities for the students
  • Roll up your sleeves and get involved with community work
  • Get to know teenage volunteers from around the world during social activities and weekend trips

Your work will focus on the following areas:

Run educational activities for students at your placement

Your main focus will to be run educational activities for the students. These games should be focused on getting the young ones to learn through play, and encouraging the teens to interact during classes. You can do things like:

  • Play a game of hopscotch to teach numbers
  • Teach hand-eye coordination through a ball game
  • Practice English through role play games and drama classes
  • Encourage teach work through sports

Roll up your sleeves and get involved with community work

Community volunteer work for teenagers in China will also include renovation work at your placement or general chores. Give a drab looking wall a splash of colour, help with simple chores like sweeping, or take part in a community clean-up in a public space, like a park. We strongly recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

Get to know teenage volunteers from the world during social activities and weekend trips

Volunteer work with children for teenagers in China will also give you the opportunity to meet people your age from all over the world! You’ll do things like:

  • Have a Mandarin lesson
  • Visit the fake market
  • Stroll through east Nanjing road shopping street
  • Visit Yuyuan Garden
  • Visit Chenghuang temple
  • Walk around Qibao old town
  • Attend dumpling making class
  • Calligraphy classes

These moments are perfect to strike up a conversation with someone from another part of the world and become friends. 

Where in China will I work?


Our Childcare & Community High School Special is located in Shanghai.

The city is the largest in China by population size with an amazing 24 million people! As a big city, Shanghai is always bustling with activity and people walking through the streets no matter the time of day. You’ll quickly get used to the rapid pace of things, from the way people walk to how quickly your meal is served at one of the many Chinese restaurants.

You will work with children at a primary school and with the younger teenagers at a local high school. You’ll live with the other volunteers in a shared dormitory at your placement school. When you are not working, we have plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with a weekend trip. Through it all, Projects Abroad staff will be by your side. Enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of China with us!

Pick up all'aeroporto, voli e visti

Al tuo arrivo in aeroporto, un membro dello Staff di Projects Abroad sarà lì ad aspettarti. Per maggiori informazioni su arrivo, orientamento e visti visita la pagina Procedure di Arrivo per la Cina.

What are the aims and impact of this project?

The aim of this project is to support staff by helping with the students at a primary school and high school in China.

In China, local staff at our partner placement need extra pairs of hands to give students more care and attention. Many of the students are immigrants and come from families who struggle financially. Their English may be poor but it is up to you to help build their confidence when speaking the language. You'll also help them broaden their world view by sharing your cultural backgrounds and teaching them new skills in sport, art or other interests you may have.

Join this Childcare & Community High School Special for teenagers and help us work towards achieving these goals in China.

A volunteers doing teenage community work in China, plays a game with children on the playground.

Piani di gestione

Nei Management Plans definiamo gli obiettivi dei nostri progetti. Questo è uno strumento importante per pianificare correttamente il lavoro dei nostri volontari. Inoltre, ci aiutano a misurare e valutare l'impatto e i risultati raggiunti ogni anno.

Grazie ai Management Plans possiamo migliorare i nostri progetti ogni giorno. Questo significa che, come volontario, entrerai a far parte di un programma che ha un un impatto reale dove è più necessario. Scopri di più sui nostri Management Plan.

Misurare il nostro impatto

Ogni anno, migliaia di giovani volontari che partecipano ai nostri Campi di Volontariato per Studenti delle Scuole Superiori fanno la differenza in tutto il mondo. Durante il loro periodo all’estero, contribuiscono al raggiungimento di obiettivi a lungo termine e ad avere un impatto positivo nelle comunità locali.

Per documentare i risultati raggiunti grazie al loro aiuto, elaboriamo un rapporto annuale chiamato High School Specials Impact Report. Scopri di più sull'impatto dei nostri progetti e leggi l'ultimo report.

Vitto e alloggio

Condividerai l'alloggio con gli altri volontari e stagisti di Projects Abroad a Shanghai o a Chengdu . Questa è una bella opportunità per conoscere meglio volontari e stagisti da tutto il mondo, condividere esperienze ed esplorare i dintorni insieme durante il tempo libero.

Il tuo alloggio sarà modesto, ma confortevole, pulito e sicuro. La quota del programma include tre pasti al giorno.

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Sicurezza e supporto del nostro staff

La tua sicurezza è la nostra priorità. Adottiamo diverse procedure per darti il supporto di cui hai bisogno e per farti vivere il tuo viaggio all'estero senza pensieri. Lo Staff di Projects Abroad sarà sempre disponibile 24 ore su 24, durante la settimana e nei week-end. Ti aiuterà ad ambientarti a casa e all'interno del progetto e, in caso di necessità, potrai contattarlo in qualsiasi momento.

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Al momento dell'iscrizione paghi solo un acconto di €295, che verrà dedotto dal prezzo finale.

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