Beijing's coolest volunteer opportunities

Kids dream big 👩‍🚀

Volunteer with disadvantaged & special needs children in Beijing

Volunteer opportunities 🙏

If you don’t have kids of your own, there’s a good chance you’ve forgotten just how great it feels to make a child smile.

Beijing’s is a great place to volunteer with children in need. Here’s your chance to make the next generation even better than this one — and re-experience the wonders and merriment of childhood!

Bethel China

Children with visual impairments living life to the fullest

Updated: Aug 2019

Visit the children's center

Witness the magic at Doudian Home and Farm in southwest Beijing

Join the team

Advocate for the "Love is Blind" movement — make a lasting contribution

Sponsor a child

Even from afar — be a gracious caregiver and loving friend

Magic Hospital

Giving the gift of play and laughter to hospitalized and disadvantaged children

Updated: Aug 2019

Buy or sell children’s books

Purchases of "Beijing ABCs" directly support Magic Hospital

Join a play time activity

Bring happiness to kids (and their parents) during a stressful time

Make a magic moment

Magic Hospital’s "Make a Wish" program for hospitalized kids

Organize a field trip

Take hospitalized children outdoors to discover new life experiences

Sun Village

Helping children of Chinese convicts survive and thrive

Updated: Aug 2019

Get a tour of Sun Village — Spend a day with the kids and caretakers that make it all possible

Lend a helping hand — Support the kids as Sun Village, doing exactly what you like to do

Sponsor a child — Make a home for the children of incarcerated parents

Roundabout

Donation retail store and more — bridge connecting you to the cause

Updated: August 2019

Subscribe to the newsletter — Keep up-to-date on Roundabout’s latest and greatest

Apply to volunteer — Make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate

Migrant Children's Foundation

Inspire and be inspired — enrich the lives of disadvantaged children

Updated: Aug 2019

Give the gift of knowledge — Teach the subject of your choice to a class of migrant children

Create your own role — Match your own skills and passions with MCF’s needs

Sponsor a child — Help change a special child's life for the better

Magic Hospital

Giving the gift of play and laughter to hospitalized and disadvantaged children

Updated: Aug 2019

Buy or sell children’s books — Purchases of "Beijing ABCs" directly support Magic Hospital

Join a play time activity — Bring happiness to kids (and their parents) during a stressful time

Make a magic moment — Magic Hospital’s "Make a Wish" program for hospitalized kids

Organize a field trip — Take hospitalized children outdoors to discover new life experiences

Bethel China

Children with visual impairments living life to the fullest

Updated: Aug 2019

Visit the children's center — Witness the magic at Doudian Home and Farm in southwest Beijing

Join the team — Advocate for the "Love is Blind" movement — make a lasting contribution

Sponsor a child — Even from afar — be a gracious caregiver and loving friend

Horses Offering People Enrichment

Magical experiences with horses for children with special needs

Updated: Sept 2019

Volunteer with horses — Organize equine-assisted activities for children with special needs

Fundraise with HOPE — Contribute to the staff, kids, and the horses

Dew Drops Little Flower

Creating hope for children with complex medical conditions

Updated: Dec 2019

Visit the care center — Meet the team and learn about the project first-hand

Volunteer with the kids — Open your heart to kids with complex medical conditions

Sponsor a child — Donate directly to a special child's health and growth

Bread of Life Bakery

Gourmet Western bakery where every bite supports an orphan

Updated: Nov 2019

Buy baked goods — Enjoy fresh baked goodness — every bite supports an orphan

Make a kid's dream come true 👶🏽

Volunteering with children is a wonderful way to make the world a better place. It starts beautiful cycle into momentum. You help a child, and the child grows up learning the importance of helping other people. Then the child grows up, and it all comes full circle.

As you grow older, you realize what caring adults did for you.

As a child, you probably remember imagining about what you want to be when you grow up. As you grow a little older, you start to realize the amazing things adults did for you when you were a child: your parents, family members, neighbors, teachers, mentors, and a few good samaritans along the way.

Stable family finances, loving family members, a good education, and the opportunity to pursue happiness — these are the fortunate circumstances that we too often take for granted.

Not every child starts life equal opportunities.

The fact is not every child starts off life with the same opportunities as the rest of us. Some children come from difficult family circumstances — even abandoned by their parents at an early age. Some children don’t grow to double digits in age before being diagnosed with life-threatening disease. Some children are born with physical and mental disabilities that create life-long obstacles.

These kids don’t quit.

But these kids don’t give up. And that’s why we shouldn’t give up on them either.

Check out all the amazing volunteer opportunities that Beijing has to offer — working with children, creating smiles, and making dreams come true. I bet you’ll find spending more time around children can even replenish your own childlike spirit, and make you happier too.

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