YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.
Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome
Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet
where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator
for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well
as while you're on your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide
and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching
Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all
we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome,
elegant and beautiful country.
There are fully trained Chinese co-ordinators at the Centre and they are bilingual
(Chinese – including local dialect, and English). They too live as part of the family
at the Centre and are there to run scheduled activities whilst also assisting those
who want to branch out individually to explore the area themselves or undertake
self-organised activities. They are there 24/7 to deal with any problems participants
may have. They are an important part of the family.
The Centre is about 4 kilometres from Lian Hua town. It is easy to catch a bus into
town during the day – or to cycle. Gongcheng is the largest town nearby and is about
20 kilometres away. Once again, there are frequent buses or shared taxis. Frequent
buses also go from there to Yangshuo, 42 kilometres away.