Plan your group volunteer adventure with Minds Abroad

Are you planning to spend your next vacation in a more excited way? You want to do something worthy but with lot of fun? You need to be involved in making a change in this world, but don’t want to miss your friends or colleagues? Join your hands with Minds Abroad to find a solution. We help you out with organizing customized travelling and volunteering in China in groups.

You can enjoy your vacation by travelling to china with your best pals and dear ones, spend your time in helping out the needy local people and site seeing. Minds Abroad will make sure that your group volunteer broad experience is everything that each member of your group dreamed that it would be! Yunnan province in china is one of the must visit places if you get a chance to. The entire trip will be customized as per your preferences to best meet your group’s unique interests, schedule and experience.

In Asia volunteering opportunities are at Kunming in China, one of the most beautiful provinces in china with diverse people and cultures, its industrial development has lagged far behind the coastal region of China. In truth, it is this lack of industry that has helped preserve Yunnan’s traditional cultures. However, a less desirable consequence of this is that many families of migrant workers in Kunming have limited economic opportunities. This has left many children in a position where they don’t have access to the kind of education necessary to escape the poverty in which they are growing up. So the volunteer group will be working for the upliftment of these minorities in China.

Group orientation programs will be conducted by Minds Abroad for customized groups. Apart from volunteering you will get a chance to travel and site seeing in China to enjoy your vacation at the best.

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10 Things to Know When You Volunteer Abroad

If you are in high school, you are at a turning point of your life. You are blessed with energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and talent at this age. You have the whole world in front of you to utilize your talents and your energy to leave a mark at this age. So, why don’t you put your efforts into helping a humanitarian cause? Why don’t you devote some part of your time as a volunteer abroad? Helping those people you have never met on the other part of the globe. Let it be a small effort for a small change, but it will create big impact.

1.  Figure out the area of your interest

You can come up with effective results if you love what you do. So once you decide to do service learning, try to pick a volunteer activity in which you can contribute your best to solve those issues and problems that you are truly cared about.

2.  Research for the best organization to join

Try to work with an organization that can offer you the best experience and learning. Find out expert organization in this field because you are spending your time and money to go abroad and hard work for others and your humble efforts should be valued. Research about the kind of support that organization currently needs, their area of activities, the beneficiaries of their former community services, assurance of your safety by them in the host country etc.

3.  Learn about the culture

You are not going abroad for a picnic to just pack your stuffs and leave your home. You are going to spend your time in building up a good life for those minorities scattered across the globe. You will be from a world of modern amenities and comforts. It is important for you to know about the local culture. Learn about the local cuisine, their ideologies of freedom, gender, races etc.

4.  Decide on your goals and expectations

It is important to plan your volunteer trip. You should know what you are going to get out of the program, you can write your ambitions that you are going to make real in the trip. You may not get a second chance.

5.  Be ready to be adaptable to the host community

You are an outsider, a foreigner for the host community. Try to be one among them. Adjust with everything you see there. You will get mixed reactions and emotions. They won’t be welcoming as you expect, but don’t get discouraged. People love those who speak their language and their culture. You are not going there to colonize the ethnic community. Respect their culture and norms.

6.  Donot under estimate what you do

You are making tremendous efforts and it may not give an immediate result, that doesn’t mean that you worked for nothing. Changes take time, accept this fact and move on.

7.  Stay positive and enthusiastic

Every single moment on your trip may not be perfect. Be optimistic and enthusiastic. Ask for local help when you need. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have doubts. Try to learn new things from the volunteer experience every day. Keep a track of what you did each day will help you to improve in future.

8.  Be open minded

The crucial thing you have to remember when you volunteer abroad is to have an open minded attitude to everything you witness and experience there. Learning different culture, language, learn to adjust everything is the output of your service learning. Be welcoming, compassionate, empathetic and friendly to the host.

9.   Volunteering is not about glamour or fashion

Your expensive clothes, styles, your fashionable accessories and gadgets may not be as out weighting as the internal glow and learning experience you acquire from service learning.

10.  Befriend with the locals of for better communication

Make friends among the locals to get support in your daily activities. You need to practice and learn the local language, get used to the local cuisine, culture and life style for a better survival.

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