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

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  • 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.


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Dit project is geschikt voor jongeren tussen 15 en 18 jaar oud

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!

Luchthaven transport, vluchten en visums

Na aankomst op de voorafbepaalde luchthaven, zal een medewerker van Projects Abroad je persoonlijk opwachten. Meer informatie over de verschillende luchthavens, oriëntatie en visums kun je op onze China Aankomstprocedure pagina terugvinden.

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.

Management plans

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Het is uiteindelijk de bedoeling dat onze Management Plans de projecten effectiever maken. Je gaat daardoor deel uitmaken van een duurzaam project dat impact heeft waar het echt nodig is. Lees meer over onze Management Plans.

Onze impact

Elk jaar helpen duizenden jongeren en stagiaires om een verschil te maken over de hele wereld. Tijdens hun ervaring in het buitenland dragen ze bij tot de duurzame doelstellingen die we elk jaar vooropstellen, met de bedoeling om een duurzame impact te maken op de gemeenschappen.

Om alle verwezenlijkingen te verzamelen, ontwikkelen we elk jaar een Jongerenreizen Impact Report. Lees meer over alle projecten en hun impact in het afgelopen jaar.

Maaltijden en accommodatie

Je gaat accommodatie delen met andere Projects Abroad vrijwilligers en stagiaires in Shanghai. Op deze manier leer je de andere vrijwilligers en stagiaires beter kennen, kun je ervaringen uitwisselen, en samen de omgeving verkennen in je vrije tijd.


De accommodatie is veilig, proper en comfortabel. De kostprijs van het project is inclusief drie maaltijden per dag.


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Veiligheid en ondersteuning

Jouw veiligheid heeft onze hoogste prioriteit. We hebben verschillende procedures opgezet zodat jouw ervaring in het buitenland zorgeloos en veilig verloopt. Onze Projects Abroad staff is 24/7 beschikbaar, zowel door de week als tijdens het weekend, om je te ondersteunen en begeleiden. Zij zorgen ervoor dat jij je altijd veilig en comfortabel voelt. Mocht je ergens tegenaan lopen, dan zijn ze altijd beschikbaar om je te helpen.


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Bij jouw inschrijving vragen we een aanbetaling te doen van slechts €295, wat wordt afgetrokken van de totaalprijs.

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