One Sky / CCI Adoptee Volunteer Trip 2017
Back by popular demand for its fifth year, the One Sky / CCI Summer Adoptee Volunteer Trip (formerly known as the HTS / CCI Summer Adoptee Volunteer Trip) offers Chinese adoptees a one-of-a-kind volunteer experience at One Sky’s pre- and post-operational medical care home for orphans in the heart of Beijing.
WHERE: Chunhui China Care Home in Beijing. The Care Home is an intermediary center for medically fragile orphans either pre or post medical attention. The home is not an orphanage.
WHEN: July 3rd - July 12th 2017
COST: The adoptee trip, in country fees (hotel, meals,transportation) are $1800 USD. This cost excludes airfare, visa costs, and incidentals.
QUALIFICATIONS: Adoptees must be 16 or older at the time of travel. There will be ten spots offered on the trip. In order to become eligible to attend, adoptees must conduct a pre and post trip fundraiser—all proceeds will go to the children in OneSky programs. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download OneSky’s volunteer handbook here.
This uniquely designed adoptee led trip brings a group of Chinese adoptees to volunteer with orphans in China for ten days in the summer. It also features our very own Adoptee Discussion and Journaling program, led by an experienced CCI representative, to help participants make the most of their time in Beijing. In addition, the trip allows participants to explore the historically, politically, and culturally vibrant city of Beijing and all that it has to offer, including the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City.
There are number of volunteer opportunities in China, but only a few that are especially created by and for Chinese adoptees, and only one that brings the group together with a discussion and journaling program. Not only are you able to give back to orphans in China, but you are also able to connect with Chinese adoptees from around the world and experience the vibrancy of our international Chinese adoptee family. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unique Volunteer opportunity!
The Adoptee Facilitator is a member of the OneSky / CCI Summer 2017 trip who also holds the unique role as representative of China’s Children International (hereafter “CCI”) and leader of our one-of-a-kind journaling and discussion program. The Adoptee Facilitator will take part in volunteering just as any other participant would, with the added responsibilities of representing CCI, leading our journaling and discussion program, fostering a sense of community among trip participants of diverse backgrounds, and acting as a supportive mentor and advisor. Prior to the trip, the Adoptee Facilitator will be expected to work closely with CCI leaders and past trip facilitators in updating and improving this year’s Adoptee Discussion and Journaling Curriculum. In addition, the Adoptee Facilitator will be involved in pre-trip group bonding and will play an important role as a voice of adoptee participants in pre-trip administration. The Adoptee Facilitator role is an important part of CCI’s involvement in the trip and crucial to creating trip’s uniquely adoptee-centric focus.
The Adoptee Facilitator is expected not only to navigate the difficulties of being abroad themselves, but also support and guide fellow trip members through this often demanding process. The facilitator must have experience with travel in China. The facilitator should also have teaching or leadership experience to be able to effectively engage the group in thought-provoking discussions and should possess significant knowledge on the topics relevant to the Chinese Adoptee community. They should be familiar and interested in CCI and our mission “to empower Chinese adoptees from all over the world by creating an inclusive and supportive community for all of us who share this common beginning.” Most importantly, they should be easy-going, friendly, and have lots of energy to be able to keep everyone positive and participating, as much as is possible, given the short, but eventful, trip.
Ideally, Adoptee Facilitators should also possess a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
Meet our adoptee facilitators
Our adoptee facilitators will be blogging about their experience. Please check back on our website to follow their adventures.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for Summer 2017 are closed, but please check back next year.