Beijing's coolest volunteer opportunities

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Hall of fame 🏆

Meet Beijing's best-in-class volunteer opportunities. The gigs you won't want to miss. They're organized by oustanding people, make superb social impact, demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking — all perfect examples of what Hao Laowai stands for.

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


Beijing-based arts collective — celebrating poetry, fiction and music

Updated: Nov 2019

Join the community

Fiction readings, poetry workshops, and more — Find your literary calling

Buy the magazine

Gain exposure to China’s most exciting new voices

Get involved

Give back to Beijing's passionate community of readers and authors

Roots & Shoots Beijing

A Jane Goodall project taking action for wildlife and the environment

Updated: Oct 2019

Get involved

Protect wildlife and the environment as a volunteer or intern

Lost Puppies of Beijing

Finding homes one pup at a time

Updated: Oct 2019

Join the network

Take action for dogs in need — report, respond, and rehome

Donate to puppies

Make a puppy happy through a generous donation

The Bulk House

Mainland China's first social enterprise promoting zero waste

Updated: Oct 2019

Learn the philosophy

Educate yourself and others about the zero waste lifestyle

Join the community

Attend or volunteer at an upcoming local zero waste event

Choose zero waste products

Shop for items that support a reduced waste lifestyle


Mental health advocates providing social support to Beijing's international community

Updated: Sept 2019

Submit your own story

Let people in a similar situation know they're not alone

Check out MoodLab

Visual arts campaign exploring bipolar disorder through real people

Join the support group

A safe space for local people suffering from mental health challenges

Advocate for mental health

Volunteer to raise awareness and education for mental health

Fresh 🌷

Start fresh with Beijing's newest volunteer opportunities. Find friendly people making change in the community today — proactively looking for support. Explore what Beijing's volunteer community has to offer, meet new people, and give back at the same time. Get with the go-getters!

Beijing Community Dinner

Where local people gather to share good food & ideas for social impact

Updated: Dec 2019

Common Language

Advocacy & support for the local lesbian, bisexual & transgender community

Updated: Dec 2019

Fresh Farm Plus

Local organic farm — delivering fresh produce from the land to your hand

Updated: Dec 2019

Chunhui Children's Foundation

Ensuring every child has a loving adult in his or her life

Updated: Dec 2019

Starfish Project

Modern jewelry and fashion brand helping exploited women experience freedom

Updated: Dec 2019

Crazy Bake

Social enterprise baking delicious breads in the name of mental health recovery

Updated: Dec 2019

Green Drinks Beijing

Beijing’s organic, self-organizing network of environmentalists

Updated: Dec 2019

Clothing Auction Network

Revolution of women changing the face of fashion — one clothing auction at a time

Updated: Dec 2019

International Center for Veterinary Services

Veterinary hospital offering non-profit humane animal welfare programs

Updated: Nov 2019


Intellectual community for Chinese and foreign academics to share ideas

Updated: Nov 2019

Beijing Improv

Hilarious bilingual improv comedy — for a charitable cause

Updated: Nov 2019

Chi Fan For Charity

Good eats, good times, good causes — Asia's largest F&B event for charity

Updated: Nov 2019

Vegans of Beijing

Volunteer community promoting all things vegan in Beijing

Updated: Nov 2019

Smart Air Beijing

Transparent social enterprise combating the impacts of air pollution

Updated: Nov 2019


Your personal and professional development platform in Beijing

Updated: Nov 2019

Lifeline Shanghai

Confidential support by phone or chat — 10am to 10pm 365 days a year

Updated: Nov 2019

Beijing Mindfulness Centre

A safe and inspiring environment for mindfulness, learning, and growth

Updated: Oct 2019

Rotaract Beijing West

Achieving fellowship through service and fun

Updated: Oct 2019

Rose Yard Rescue Group

Stray dog rescue & adoption with artistic pizzaz

Updated: Oct 2019

Beijing Cat

Beijing's original cat rescue crew

Updated: Oct 2019

Voice of Longquan

Promote fulfillment and enlightenment through Chinese Buddhism

Updated: Oct 2019

International Newcomer's Network

Where new and seasoned Beijing expats connect

Updated: Oct 2019

Horses Offering People Enrichment

Magical experiences with horses for children with special needs

Updated: Sept 2019

Towards a Compassionate Nation

Vegan outreach community promoting love for all animals

Updated: Sept 2019

A Voice For Animals

Helping pets of all kinds — animal rescue, rehabilitation, and education

Updated: Sept 2019


Giving shelter, care, and good to Beijing’s street dogs — Until they find a loving home!

Updated: Sept 2019

Clean Up Movement

Make eco-friendly life choices — Clean Up Beijing

Updated: Sept 2019

China Dialogue

Where China and the world discuss the environment

Updated: Sept 2019

Friends of Nature

Promote environmental protection through education, advocacy, and experiences with nature

Updated: Sept 2019


Beijing cat-lovers community — making Beijing China's most cat friendly city

Updated: Sept 2019

Sun Village

Helping children of Chinese convicts survive and thrive

Updated: Aug 2019

Little Adoption Shop

Beijing's #1 dog rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organization

Updated: Aug 2019

Bethel China

Children with visual impairments living life to the fullest

Updated: Aug 2019

Magic Hospital

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

Updated: Aug 2019

Challengers Beijing

Try something new for 30 days — start a life changing experience

Updated: Aug 2019


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

Updated: August 2019

Migrant Children's Foundation

Inspire and be inspired — enrich the lives of disadvantaged children

Updated: Aug 2019

Beijing LGBT Center

Empowering China's LGBT community to live rewarding, unconstrained lives

Updated: Aug 2019

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