About Volunteers for China

What is Volunteers for China (VFC)?

VOLUNTEERS for CHINA (VFC), a federally recognized 501 C (3) non-profit Christian humanitarian organization registered in the state of Tennessee focusing on open and legal ministry in China. Ann first traveled to China in 1988; David in 1996. The two of us have taught in various Chinese colleges and universities since 1991 and have facilitated the placement of hundreds of volunteers like you. VFC is labeled a “Friend of China” by Amity Foundation, one of our partners in China.

During 2013, eleven volunteers served in English programs.  One of the volunteers was a college student along with a high school student..   One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. Nine volunteers took part in three English programs in Changzhi, Shanxi.  Six volunteers carried out an English Church Young Leaders Traiing Program for over 90 chruch members and friends in Beijing in cooperation with the Christian Church.

During 2012, seventeen volunteers served in English programs.  Two of the volunteers were college students.  One volunteer taught at the serminary in Hangzhou for a two weeks pastors English training program.  Another volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students.   Six volunteers took part in the Amity Foundation Summer English Program; both teams serving in Inner Mongolia. Twelve volunteers took part in three English programs in Changzhi, Shanxi.   Six volunteers carried out an English Church Camp for 80 high school students in the outskirts of Beijing in cooperation with two other Christian Churches.

During 2011, twenty-six volunteers served in English programs. Five of the volunteers were college students. One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. Eight volunteers took part in the Amity Foundation Summer English Program. Eighteen volunteers took part in four English programs in Changzhi, Shanxi.

During 2010, thirty-five volunteers served in English programs. Six of the volunteers were college students. One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. Nine volunteers took part in the Amity Foundation Summer English Program and five volunteers carried out an oral English program for Chinese English teachers in Ningde. Eighteen volunteers took part in English programs in Changzhi, Shanxi. Two volunteers took part serving in an orphanage.
In 2009, twenty volunteers served in English programs. Three of the volunteers were college students. One of the volunteers taught a special business English program at a major industrial factory. One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. All volunteers took part in English classes or medical English classes.
The Lord blessed VFC with forty-eight volunteers during 2008. Thirteen volunteers made up a college student team. During the summer of 2006, 66 volunteers served and in summer 2007, 32 volunteers served throughout the country. Some of those taught conversational English to Chinese English teachers through Amity and in the Changzhi English program; others were college students participating in a English Improvement Program with 150 Chinese university students; some taught medical English and American culture at a provincial level medical college with 150 Chinese medical students. VOLUNTEERS for CHINA has also presently placed eleven long term (1 month and longer) teachers, as well as other short term placements during non-summer times. We can place volunteers at any time of the year; you select the time that is best for you and the length of time you can serve. Pray, Plan, Act as He guides you.

 

History

VOLUNTEERS for CHINA (VFC), a federally recognized 501 C (3) non-profit Christian humanitarian organization registered in the state of Tennessee focusing on open and legal ministry in China was founded in November 2003.
In the fall of 2003, one volunteer was placed at a Medical Technology College in Suzhou, as a full time English teacher.
In summer 2004, 48 volunteers including 24 college students served in China. In summer 2005, 43 volunteers including 14 college students served in English programs in China. During the 2006 summer, 66 volunteers including 16 college students served in eleven different English programs. During 2006 there have been 7 volunteers serving as teachers in China on a full teaching load basis. During the summer of 2007, 32 volunteers including 8 college and 2 high school students served in seven different English programs. Four volunteers served as teachers in China on a full time teaching basis with Volunteers for China as their placement contact. During 2008, forty-eight volunteers have served in China. Thirteen were on a college student team. Other volunteers served from three to two months teaching English in China. Currently VFC has three full time teachers in China.
In 2009, twenty volunteers served in English programs. Three of the volunteers were college students. One of the volunteers taught a special business English program at a major industrial factory. One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. All volunteers took part in English classes or medical English classes.
During 2010, thirty-five volunteers served in English programs. Six of the volunteers were college students. One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. Nine volunteers took part in the Amity Foundation Summer English Program and five volunteers carried out an oral English program for Chinese English teachers in Ningde. Eighteen volunteers took part in English programs in Changzhi, Shanxi. Two volunteers took part serving in an orphanage.
During 2011, twenty-six volunteers served in English programs. Five of the volunteers were college students. One volunteer taught at the YMCA in Hangzhou for morning and evening classes to facilitate work schedules of the students. Eight volunteers took part in the Amity Foundation Summer English Program. Eighteen volunteers took part in four English programs in Changzhi, Shanxi.

Philosophy of Service

The goal of VOLUNTEERS for CHINA is to provide you with an avenue of service that is open, legal, and respectful. We are looking for Christian volunteers who are willing to serve. As a Chinese pastor has said, “China does not need James Bonds. It needs servants.”
Our assumption is that you are seeking ways to follow Christ and serve Him. We pray that you may be called to model the servanthood of Christ in China. There are many ways to serve. Those ways may include making a difference in the hearts of Chinese students and teachers. “How can I do that?” you may be asking. The answer is simple. Go to China for a short (or for a longer) time, make friends, build relationships, teach English, learn about Chinese culture, encourage the Chinese church by your attendance and share when asked, “why did you come to China?”.

For more information about Volunteer ministries in China contact:
Ann and David Wilson, Facilitators
Volunteers for China
709 Verdant Lane
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: 865-983-9852 Email:

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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