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Arriving At My Volunteer Placement: Day 1

Arriving At My Volunteer Placement: Day 1

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...

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...

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...
Fundraising For Foster Home In Beijing

Fundraising For Foster Home In Beijing

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,...
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...

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 in the first...

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...

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...

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....