Volunteer China, The Program provides international volunteers with opportunities to study not only the Mandarin language and Chinese culture, but also its history and modern society as well through daily cultural immersion activities and the organized events in the local communities in the typical traditional Chinese city mixed with modern life.

The unique program is designed to immerse volunteer candidates in learning Mandarin language through class instruction, social visits and experience to any cultural events, language exchange activities with native Mandarin speakers, and optional electives. The immersion programs integrate all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. The immersion project will be closely connected with local charity events and volunteer service work in the local community by using the language and culture and customs, the program and course will include and involve any volunteering work and providing the help in local orphanage schools, the health care centers, the conversation sites and the animal adoption park etc. The volunteers could use their own knowledge and expertise to mobilize the local Chinese volunteers to handle the environmental awareness and health care issues etc.

We offer courses at different levels depending on your language skills from absolute beginner to advanced level.

Holidays/Program Closed:
The Chinese Lunar New Year February 4 to 19
The China National Holidays from Oct 1 to 7
International Labour Day Holidays from May 1 to 3

Volunteer Opportunities and Mandarin Lessons


  • Project length: From 2 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Yantai  (YNT)
  • Study Schedule: Monday to Friday 4-5 hours + 2-3 hours volunteering
  • Age Limits: Minimum 17yrs to 65 solo travelers.
  • Airlines: Air China, Delta, United, China Souther, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific
  • Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov


  • Tuition, all textbooks and notebooks,
  • Accommodation: Two volunteers share one standard youth hostel room with comfortable living facilities such as the bathroom, all beddings and sheets, furniture, air-conditioning facilities, phone with internet access, TV and hostel security and cleaning service
  • Internet cost in the room
  • Three meals per day for 7 days a week in the cafeteria on campus;
  • Free access to use of library and sports facilities on campus;
  • Local traffic/transportation in Yantai;
  • Airport pick-up, landing service and support during the whole program;
  • Assistance in opening any banking account if required with translation/interpretation service;
  • Program support and logistics service throughout the program such as orientation and coordination;
  • Assistance in organizing and planning tours and bookings for travels around China;
  • Visit to museums and city tours around and partaking in any service in charities and local NGOs.
  • Certificate of Completion of Program;
  • Arrangements of credits transfer back to home schools;
  • Help in case of any emergency and need.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell party;
  • Airport departure service at Yantai.

Not included:

  • International round-trip airfare to and from China and China domestic airfare.
  • Visa application fee for entry into China; Phone bills; All insurance and medical costs;
  • Any other personal expenses such as laundry, drinks and any traveling costs in other parts of China.

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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