Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience in one of the liveliest and most intoxicating countries in the world? Volunteer in China, and have the opportunity to experience the land of mystery and one of the world’s oldest civilizations while contributing to society.

China is the meeting of the Yin and Yang; the old and the new, the industrial technology and the traditional culture, the rich and the poor. China may be a country with a booming economy, but it still has a great percentage of people who need assistance.

Be a volunteer in China and help those who get left behind in the pursuit of intense development. Teach English and spread the power of knowledge and education to impoverished children at rural areas and help at orphanages which almost always lack resources and manpower.

Are you an animal lover? The growing massive population in China meant that the habitats of Giant Pandas will only shrink further. Assist in our Panda Conservation program and care for the majestic animal which is now facing endangerment.

Volunteer Program Fees

New Hope Volunteer programs begin each Monday of the month. If needed, we can arrange for your program to start at any day.

  • World's Most Affordable fees guaranteed, pay as low as USD$100 per week
  • Program fees go directly to the projects and host families
  • Save thousands of dollars while volunteering abroad

In recent years, volunteering has become more of a business than charity. Many organizations in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand run volunteering programs solely for profit. But this is not the case with New Hope Volunteers.

Our aim is to offer World's Most Affordable volunteer program (without compromising the quality) so that all volunteers, irrespective of their income level, can volunteer to serve humanity and enrich their life.

In our program, except our registration fee of $279,which we need to advertise, cover office expense and pay salary, volunteers pay their money directly to the host family and project (or country coordinator). This ensures that 100% of your money goes for you.

In addition to our registration fee of $279, here you find the world's most affordable weekly program fee.

Volunteer Program Fee (US$)

Weeks English Teaching Special Needs Children Project (Xi’an)
  1 Week   $350   $300
  2 Weeks   $450   $460
  3 Weeks   $550   $620
  4 Weeks   $650   $780
  5 Weeks   $750   $940
  6 Weeks   $850   $1,100
  7 Weeks   $950   $1,260
  8 Weeks   $1,050   $1,420
  9 Weeks   $1,150   $1,580
  10 Weeks   $1,250   $1,740
  11 Weeks   $1,350   $1,900
  12 Weeks   $1,450   $2,060
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport pick up (arrival)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses, soft drinks and snack/extra food
  • Daily transportation expenses
  • Airport return transfer


New Hope Volunteer will arrange for the accommodations and 3 meals a day throughout the duration of your volunteer in China program. If you are a vegetarian, please note it as such in the application form so that we can make arrangements for you ahead of time. Most volunteers will stay in our home base during your volunteer period, or with a host family when the home base is full. In the Panda Conservation program, volunteers will stay in a hostel. 

Our home base is a secure place for our volunteers to stay in a safe neighborhood. There is a shared kitchen and shared bathrooms, which have running water and western-style toilets and sometimes room-shares. Internet cafes, shops and restaurants are very close by to our home base facility.

Our host families have been carefully screened before being selected to participate in New Hope’s volunteer programs. All of our host families have significant experience accommodating international volunteers. Your hosts will provide you with a warm, comfortable and secure place to stay.

You will have a room to yourself and eat 3 local meals together with your host family. Staying with a host family is an excellent language and culture immersion experience. Rest assured that at least one member of the family will be able to communicate with you in English.

During the volunteer program, our in-country coordinator will be in touch with you every 10-15 days to make sure you’re comfortable and happy. Volunteers will also have access to a coordinator’s mobile phone to call for assistance should any problem arise. 

The hostel in Chengdu is located very close to the panda conservation program in a safe neighborhood.  It has bathrooms, running water and western-style toilets.

There are many layers of support available to you while volunteering in China. You will have your in-country coordinator’s mobile number should you need any assistance. You will meet our project staff daily during your volunteer work in China and staff workers will be available in and around New Hope’s home base and hostel to help guide you.