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Pediatric Therapy in China

2 Weeks or More, Asia, China, Health and Wellness
Duration: 2 Weeks or More
Locations: China , Asia
Program Description
Program Costs
Why Go?
Program Description

Pediatric Therapy in China: Volunteer for two weeks and help transform the lives of orphaned children!

IDEAS partners with an organization that is seeking to provide ongoing care for special needs children. This orphanage is looking for experienced professionals who can help the children continue to develop and progress.

Located approximately 250 miles southeast of Beijing, the project exists to give hope to children with special needs who have been orphaned or abandoned, neglected by their families and society. This special program uses a three-pronged approach to address these needs: community care, prevention and training. Short term rehab and medical teams work together with a dedicated group of people from the community to care for, educate and emotionally enrich the lives of these precious orphans.

In February of 2014, 20 children aged 3-12 years with intellectual and physical disabilities were assessed for the first time in their lives. Personalized care plans were put together and the children’s care givers were given training on how to implement the plans. The project will reassess the children, review the care plans and do intensive refresher courses for the caregivers every 6 months. The first of these reviews will be in September 2014 and we are seeking specialists to enable this. Additional reviews will be every 6 months.

Because of the early success of this project, we have been invited to do trainings with wider orphanage staff. Successful applicants will be required to run these trainings on topics based on the applicant’s field of interest but tailored to the current needs of the orphanage.

  • College degrees in occupational, physical or speech therapy
  • Currently licensed in your respective therapy field
  • Pediatric care and/or specialization with a disability preferred
  • Fluent in English language; native English speaker preferred
Program Costs


  • Program costs are based on a single person and include food, transportation, housing, and program development expenses.
  • Required expenses that are not included in the Program Cost include round trip airfare, international insurance, visa costs, and cell phone capabilities.
  • Discretionary expenses include personal expenses and spending money.
  • Fundraising training, consulting, and coaching is available for all participants, helping them reach their budgetary goals.

*Contact for more information.

Why Go?

As a professional with healthcare and therapy skills, you will help 20 children, ages 3-12 years, with intellectual and physical disabilities have a better life! You will also help train the staff at local orphanages to better love, support and teach disabled children in their care.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the diverse culture and rich history of China! You will experience new sights, sounds and flavors, and develop life-long friendships. You will not only enhance your professional expertise but you will also grow in your ability to love and serve others.

Go because your skills are needed and valued.

Go because you can make an impact in the lives of children who have been abandoned.

Go because you are ready to take that next step in your professional and personal journey.

Go because this is what you were born to do!