Hutong School’s China Volunteer Program offers the combination of a volunteering assignment in a China-based NGO, cultural and NGO-focused activities, accommodation, Chinese classes and general practical assistance.


Volunteering in China

volunteer in ChinaHutong School is devoted to ethical causes in China. We have a strong association with NGO's and charities in Beijing and Shanghai. We are keen representatives and promoters of sustainable development and migrant family aid. Our Volunteer Program is aimed at devoted candidates who want to experience volunteering in China.

Volunteering is about local and targeted actions. Our China Volunteer Program gives you the chance to help local communities who really need your help. The Hutong School Volunteer Program also offers you the opportunity to work in associations involved in environmental protection or corporate social responsibility.

Our all-inclusive program aims at providing you with a genuine volunteering experience and a deep understanding of China. Combine your work at an NGO with learning Chinese and join NGO-focused cultural activities in and around your city.




NGO-focused activities

Volunteering in BeijingHutong School organizes regular NGO-focused activities, for example teaching at a migrant school, tree planting, NGO-round ups, lectures, and visiting orphanages, among others. Therefore, in addition to the volunteer experience of your choice, you can also get an insight into a wide range of volunteer activities.

Accommodation in modern apartments

You will stay in a conveniently located and fully furnished modern apartment, equipped with Western amenities, phone, TV, DVD-player, and 24/7 Wifi broadband access.



Chinese classes (4 hours/week)

Chinese NGO

Hutong School uses an innovative teaching method that is especially adapted to Western students. It allows students to quickly develop oral communication skills while laying strong foundations for remembering Chinese characters.

We emphasize a personalized approach; one-on-one level assessment and study plan, with an average of 4-5 students per class.

In order to guarantee you a smooth and safe stay, we offer you the following when you arrive in China:

  • Someone to welcome you at the airport and take you back to your new apartment
  • Orientation and introduction 
  • Practical assistance: help settling down, registering with the police and 24/7 emergency support
  • Mobile phone, SIM card, and transportation card
  • Support with Chinese visa application, registration in China, travel inquiries, ticket booking, etc.


Price gap year

Hutong School CSR commitment

Contribution to the environment by implementing green measures:

  • Internal environmental audits and action plan put into place to create awareness amongst students and employees (stickers to remember to turn the light off or close the tap at the school and in the apartments, list of the 25 eco-friendly practices, etc...)
  • Use of recycled cartridges
  • Limit printing of documents; if printing, use of both sides of the paper
  • Bike parking for students and employees
  • Heaters with timers that only work during the evening and diffuse heat during the day

Contribution to the local communities by partnering with local organizations (Hui Ling School, CAI, WWF, Magic Hospital, etc...)

Our goal is to encourage students and employees to take part in community activities.

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