Category Archives for "Volunteer"

Arriving At My Volunteer Placement: Day 1

China Volunteer

I left the hustle and bustle of Beijing’s central business district behind this afternoon to embark on a 2-week adventure!  Leaving the ImmerQi office I was pretty nervous yet mostly excited about what was ahead of me. So you’re probably wondering why I have decided to pack a bag and move to the Beijing countryside […]

More

Foster Home Christmas Concert

ImmerQi Staff joined many other Beijingers at the Foster Home Christmas Concert. From the moment of entering the hotel lobby, where it was held, greeted by a gust of warm air, to the very end of exiting the concert hall with many smiling faces and warm goodbyes, the experience was beautiful. At the back of […]

More

Team Building Day At The Foster Home

The ImmerQi team recently ventured out to the Beijing based foster home for visually impaired children for a charitable team building event. Much of the staff were in anticipation all week, excited about the prospect of once again visiting the beautiful and scenic location that houses dozens of precious children, all whom ail from varying […]

More

Fundraising For Foster Home In Beijing

Volunteer fundraising

Our partner, a not-for-profit organisation, is a center dedicated to supporting and caring for visually impaired orphans in China, helping them live a fulfilling and independent life as equal members of society. The organisation provides  foster care, education, therapies  and  professional  training  for  visually   impaired children, embodying a home-like environment  where  up  to  60  individuals  […]

More

Immerqi Staff Visit Beijing Zoo With Kids From A Local Foster Home

Volunteer zoo visit

ImmerQi Volunteer Project Manager, Kirsty Armstrong and Project Assistant, Jodi Yang, accompanied some program participants as they ventured to the Beijing Zoo with an excitable group of kids from a local foster home for visually impaired children. It’s safe to say that it was a spectacular day out! The day started off a little shakily, […]

More

Aqua Therapy

Aqua Therapy

This morning I was asked to go along to a session held by the orphanages’ Special Education Trainer where she was to train staff in the benifits of Aqua Therapy. I’m not the strongest swimmer and to be quite honest i haven’t been in a swimming pool for years but never one to refuse a […]

More

Accents, Arts And Egg Fried Rice

I was a little sleepy this morning and it was hard to get out of bed! I think the last few days of taking everything in had caught up with me, but nether the less, it was the third day in a row where I had woken up excited about the day ahead! I assisted […]

More

Getting Into The Swing Of Volunteering!

I woke up this morning, not to the sound of honking horns blasting through my bedroom window (got to love Beijing rush hour traffic) but to the sound of chickens clucking. It took me a while to remember where I was and I only really remembered when I looked out the window to see fields, […]

More

Why Pay To Volunteer?

It might seem strange, the concept of having to pay money to volunteer. However, the type of opportunity offered with the Volunteer Program China requires monetary support and offers significant extras that would be hard to come by with a free program. A significant chunk of the program fee is a direct donation to the […]

More

Long And Short-term Volunteer Programs: The Advantages

There are two main types of volunteer programs: Short and long-term. One is not necessarily better than the other, because they each have different qualities that would appeal to different people. Nonetheless, there are benefits to either type of volunteer experience. Long-term Volunteering A long-term volunteer experience is service learning, such as working in the […]

More