Large numbers of Westerners work in China with international development charities such as VSO.

  • Joy in Action (http://jiaworkcamp.org/) Establishes work camps in places in need in south China.
  • World Teach (www.worldteach.org) Volunteer teachers (mostly for English, but also computer skills and social studies).
  • VSO (www.vso.org.uk) Provides you with useful experience and the chance to learn Chinese.