AMITY SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM (SLP)

What is Service Learning?

The Amity Service Learning Program (SLP) aims to attract the young people from overseas by providing opportunities for them to conduct voluntary services, based on their skills and strength, to the people with various needs in the local communities in China. Through a variety of service activities and cultural exploration tours, the participants not only develop a better understanding of Chinese culture and current society, but also teach civic responsibility and encourage lifelong civic engagement. The Amity Service Learning Program hosts the young people coming from one-week’s stay up to three-months.

Proposed Draft Schedule for 2017:

 

Timeframe

Program Duration

Number of Participants

Main Theme

1

January

(1st Week)

One Week

5-10

Cross-culture Program

2

March

(3rd Week)

One Week

10-20

Culture Exploration & Social Practice

3

April

(2nd -3rd Week)

Two Weeks

10-15

Happy Easter Tour

4

May

(1st – 2nd Week)

One/Two Weeks

8-15

Caring for Children and Vulnerable Groups

5

June

(Whole Month)

Up to Four Weeks

8-10

Service and Teaching Program

6

September

(4th Week)

One Week

5-10

Social Practice and Voluntary Work

7

October

(3rd-4th Week)

One/Two Weeks

8-15

Culture Exploration in China

8

November

( 2nd-3rdWeek)

One/Two Weeks

5-10

Voluntary Work and Culture Exploration

Main Activities

1

Provide services at Amity social service centers such as: Amity Children Development Center, Home of Blessing and Home for the Elderly etc. Participants will interact with vulnerable groups.

2

Share practical skills like singing, dancing, cooking and handcrafts with local communities.

3

Church Work

4

Social Work

5

Language Course

6

Engage in local primary schools and universities

Where will i be placed?

Participants of SLP are placed in Nanjing and serve on the Amity project sites, Amity partner organizations, which include the Amity NGO Development Center, the Amity Children Development Center, the Amity Home of Blessings, the Amity Senior Care Center and local schools for migrant workers’ children. Activities are arranged in the areas of giving information-based lectures/workshops, taking care of the senior people and helping the mentally-challenged children. Participants will be arranged to teach at the local schools for the children of migrant workers, to meet and interact with Chinese university students, and to be involved in peace education with local middle school students.

teaching at local schools

  exchange with Chinese university students

The focus of a SLP Program may be on

  • working in the communities and enhance the work of non-profit organizations

  • homestays with local families

  • cultural exploration tours

  • working with migrant workers' children

  • training for the young mentally challenged at the Amity Home of Blessings

  • attending seminars or lectures on Chinese society and history

  • learn about Chinese culture and learn to speak Chinese

  • cultural exchange with Chinese English teachers and students

cultural exchange with ethnic minorities

common activities with Chinese students

Who can apply?

Church or university groups, school classes or individuals who are interested in China and volunteering work. Since 2005 over hundreds of volunteers have come from America, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Japan and international schools to participate in various Service Learning Projects hosted by the Amity Foundation. The participants should speak English. Chinese is not necessarily required.

Service Learning group in Nanjing

learning about Amity's work

How much does it cost?

The daily budget for Service Learning Program is about 400 RMB per volunteer. For details click here.

We make the program flexible in terms of duration and activities!

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Read an experience report about Amity’s Service Learning Program 

(link)

 

An intense challenge and deep experience through Service Learning

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international exchange program

 

 
 

Helen Zhao, Educational Exchange Programs

helenzhao@amity.org.cn

The Amity Foundation
71 Hankou Road
Nanjing 210008
Jiangsu Province
People’s Republic of China