China is the cultural center of East Asia: its social riches and 5,000 years of turbulent history place it among the world’s greatest travel destinations. The Great Wall, X’ian’s Terracotta Army, the Forbidden Palace and Tiananmen Square: the very names ring of history and legend.

The Shandong province, where are volunteer projects are based, is located on the eastern edge of the North China Plain. The Shandong peninsula is home to some of China’s best ports, located along the peninsula’s rocky, indented coast. The hilly countryside produces an abundant amount of fruit while fishing is the most important industry along the coast. With a history of more than 5,000 years, Shandong is considered one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Shandong has also been the home of a large number of historical figures, including Confucius, the great thinker and educator from China.

Shandong Province is also considered the birthplace of China's pottery, porcelain and silk. Throughout the province the tourist can find traditional items like the clocks and watches of Yantai, the porcelain of Zibo, the kites of Weifang, the shell-carving and beer of Qingdao – host of the 2008 Olympics sailing events.

Volunteering in China is a way to immerse yourself in a new culture, while discovering one person can make a real difference in the life of a child's education

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

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 8 Weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Yantai  (YNT)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 4-5 hours per day
  • Requirements: Tourist Visa, native English speaker
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Airlines: Air China, Delta, United, China Souther, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific
  • Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Private dorm room with bathroom
  • Meals: 3 Meals
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights.  Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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