Back by popular demand for its sixth year, the OneSky / 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 OneSky’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 2018
COST: Participant fee (covering in-China lodging and meal costs) is $1800 USD. This cost excludes airfare, visa costs, and incidentals. There is a reduced fee of $1150 for the Adoptee Facilitator (see below for details).
QUALIFICATIONS: Adoptees must be 16 or older at the time of travel. There will be ten spots offered on the trip.
This uniquely adoptee-designed-and-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!
SAMPLE DAY IN THE LIFE
7:00 AM Wake up
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Arrive at Chunhui China Care Home to volunteer with the children
12:00 PM Lunch at nearby noodle and dumpling restaurant
1:00 PM Return to Chunhui China Care Home
3:00 PM Travel to the Beijing Olympic Village for the early evening
6:00 PM Dinner out
7:00 PM Return to the hotel; reconvene in facilitator’s room for end-of-day wrap-up discussion and journaling activities
8:00 PM Screening of Twinsters (2015)
The Adoptee Facilitator is a member of the OneSky / CCI Summer 2018 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. There is a reduced fee of $1150 for the Adoptee Facilitator.
Work closely with CCI and OneSky in the months leading up to the trip in preparing itinerary
Review and revise CCI’s own Discussion and Journaling Program for the next round of participants
Providing preparatory materials for the group program
Facilitating pre- and during- trip bonding among participants
During the trip, act as mentor and leader to adoptee members
Provide CCI with up-to-date detailed written and photo blog documenting the trip for future records
Supporting CCI after the trip in the creation of promotional materials re-assessing and improving the trip for next year
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING, YOU MUST VIEW AND CONSENT TO THE FULL LIST OF REQUIREMENTS HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mikbtnRUCIpcKXLxfAD_pkjlH7IE77YlPyzQTnCrhyI/edit?usp=sharing
The Adoptee Facilitator application in embedded in the regular volunteer application. Fill out the application as you normally would, and there will be an extra set of questions for those interested in the Adoptee Facilitator position.
Any questions, please contact Katie Purtill, Director of Community Giving or Chloe Mills, CCI’s International Volunteer coordinator through CCI at email@example.com.
MEET LAST YEAR’S ADOPTEE FACILITATORS
Application deadline is March 15th, 2018
Questions? Please email CCI at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.