Volunteer in Shanghai

Shanghai Volunteer Program Overview

Shanghai offers many opportunities for international volunteers in a unique setting where two cultures meet. Connect-123’s Shanghai volunteer programs offer an unparalleled volunteer abroad experience where you can make a difference in this contrasting Chinese city. If you’re interested in new people, new perspectives and new horizons then read on… Our Shanghai volunteer programs will be custom tailored with you in mind and also to provide benefit to your host community and organization.

For the curious international volunteer Shanghai is a destination with a difference. Despite the towering skyscrapers and obvious wealth on show in parts of the city there are many projects and initiatives that need your help – we will arrange your Shanghai volunteer experience to satisfy your desire to help.

Our Shanghai volunteer programs offer an array of opportunities, including putting you in a position to assist pediatric patients, orphans or indeed animals in need. International volunteers in Shanghai will have an opportunity to be exposed to the unique challenges that face Shanghai and China in general, while obtaining fulfillment and practical skills from their tailored volunteer program.

Housing in Shanghai

Shanghai offers a range of accommodations and our volunteer program is designed to give you maximum flexibility when it comes to your housing arrangements. Draw on our local knowledge to help figure out the best options for you – whether it’s homestay with a local family, living in an apartment with other Connect-123 international volunteers, or sharing accommodation with Shanghainese young people. Rest assured we will be on hand to advise you on the right location and arrangement for you.

Shanghai Volunteer Program Fee

Connect-123’s Volunteer Program in Shanghai has a flat fee of $2,850.  This includes:

  • A volunteer opportunity in Shanghai that fits your interests and skills
  • Access to Connect-123’s social program of weekly events and social activities
  • Continual support, guidance, and advice prior-to, during, and after your Shanghai experience
  • Comprehensive Shanghai orientation upon arrival
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Shanghai pre-arrival informational packet
  • Assistance with Shanghai accommodations
  • 24/7 Emergency support
  • Lifetime Connect-123 Alumni group membership, connecting you with program graduates around the world for advice and opportunities

A $350 deposit, which is due with your application, can be paid via credit card or debit card here. The balance of $2,500 is due when you confirm your participation. Provided that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field, your deposit is 100% refundable.

Learn More About Our Volunteer Programs in Shanghai

Concerned about a tedious application procedure to join the Shanghai volunteer program? Don’t be! Here’s how it works…

•    Complete the form on the Inquire Now page with basic information about yourself
•    We call you for a pre-scheduled discussion about the program
•    You submit an application form and two letters of recommendation
•    Pay the $350 program fee deposit, which provided that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field is 100% refundable.

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