About Us

We are a nonprofit organization in California, USA. We organize volunteer and cultural exchange programs for American high and college school students to travel and serve in China. We have completed our seventh year of operations. 

In 2014, ChinaWay Volunteer Program start working with the Chinese Panda Center in which we help fundraiser for the center. For more information, see www.chinapanda.org.cn/volunteer . In the United States, our students are eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. 

The 2008 Wenchaun earthquake led to an expansion of volunteer work in China. In 2009, the Department of Education and other agencies in Sichuan commissioned China Way to organize a volunteer program for American high school students to volunteer in China. The American students served in rural Chinese villages and formed deep and lasting bonds with the Chinese children they met.  

Every year, we have been expanding and refining our programs from the feedback from parents and students. In the past six years, our activities in China included: teaching English in rural schools and leading classes and activities for children of migrant workers; volunteering with autistic children, in orphanages, and at homes for the elderly; volunteering and fundraising for the Chinese Panda Center; and visiting cultural attractions such as the World Expo. These programs have fostered cultural exchange between the American students and the Chinese communities in which they have served.

In the process of serving and helping communities in China, the students in our volunteer programs gained leadership skills, improved their Chinese language skills, and developed a valuable international perspective. They learned how to develop lesson plans, management skills, and how adapt in new and foreign environments. Many of our participants have returned to China two or even three times with ChinaWay.


中国道志愿者项目是专门组织美国高中生到中国做志愿者服务,文化交流服务,以及在美国帮助当地社区的志愿者服务的项目, 是在美国加利福尼亚州正式注册的非营利组织。这个项目已经连续办了7年. 从2014年起中国道志愿者项目与中国熊猫中心正式结盟,参见:www.chinapanda.org.cn/Volunteer。我们的活动将帮助中国大熊猫研究保护中心筹款。同时我们在美国通过了发放总统志愿者服务奖的资格。

中国道志愿者项目缘起于2008年汶川的特大地震. 那一年志愿者概念刚开始传入中国,特别是对相对闭塞的四川。2009年受四川教育局等机构的委托,我们第一次组织了美国高中生志愿者团到中国服务。2009年当美国高中生第一次到了中国基层的乡村城镇,见到了与他们年纪相仿的中国孩子,中国孩子对他们的需要与喜欢,中国孩子希望学习的热情,对比中国生活环境的落后,美国长大的华裔孩子受到了强烈的冲击。中国不再只是文字与符号,中国孩子与中国生活同美国孩子的互动让美国孩子兴奋与收获。

因为第一年的惊奇,有了后来家长与孩子的需求,于是我们连续办了七年。 这七年,我们到中国的活动包括但不限于:给农村学校上英语,给留守儿童上课,到自闭症中心做义工,到幼儿园,孤儿院,老人院做义工,到文化机构交流与英语翻译,到熊猫基地做义工,帮熊猫基地募捐,参观当地社区,家庭与文化景点等。这六年,我们逐步形成了自己独特的教育功能:到中国教英语不光是教书,更要组织课堂,编辑教材,锻炼孩子的管理能力,表达能力,组织能力,适应能力与及领导能力;在中国独立生活的时间还拓展了孩子的国际视野,深入了解了中国文化,培养了他们集体的合作能力,个人生活能力。

孩子最终要走入社会,走入生活才最终完成他们的成长。给孩子提供特别的社会实践活动是中国道项目的另一特点。凡是去过的孩子都表示既帮助了他人,又得到了极大的锻炼与收获;家长也感到孩子去后懂事多了,中文也提高了,所以每年这个项目都有学生去第二次,还有去三次的孩子。 中国道志愿者活动在四川也得到了非常好的社会效果,因为美国学生带去了中国当今最缺乏的奉献精神,给农村孩子上英语,给留守儿童教课,不是只为了教他们认几个英语单词,而是通过这个活动让他们感到社会的关爱,感受到全新的精神追求,感受到美国的文化,感受到人间的友好善良。几年下来中国有上千名孩子学生接受了中国道的英语教育与交流。

Volunteer Programs

2018 Program Application 报名
Application Process 报名流程
Application Fee & Program Fee
2018 Program Highlights

Chinaway 常规问题解答(Q&A)

Q:什么样的孩子可以参加这个项目?

A:9年级以上的学生(包括大学生,与在6月份完成了9年级学习的学生),身心健康,愿意到中国做义工,提高自己,帮助中国孩子的学生都可以报名,会不会中文没有关系。如果你是8年级的学生,请你电话给我们,我们了解情况后告诉你可否报名。 

Q: What kind of students is the program looking for?

Read more: Chinaway Q&A 


Chinaway Program Multidimensional Think

做义工越多越好吗?

随着美国名校在录取学生时对学生关爱社会或社区服务元素的强调,华人孩子做义工的趋势持续高涨,有些孩子甚至每年做义工达400~500小时。但这有助于名校录取吗?

社区服务即义工的定义是干对他人有益的事而不要求报酬;做对社区有益的事,没有报酬,而且必须是非盈利的领域。

Read more: Multidimensional Think


GLI & Chinaway Scholarship

中国农村贫困学生奖学金


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