Article by XIANEASE
Xi’an is home for all of us, whether temporarily or more permanently, and it’s up to all of us to be good members of our community. If you’re going to be around for the summer, or even if you’re not, there are people and organizations in our community that need help, and you’re in the perfect position to do just that. Here are a few causes worthy of your time, talents and treasures.
422.907 Dog Shelter
WeChat: mimi-99957380 (speaks Chinese)
The 422.907 Dog Shelter is on the vanguard of animal care and rescue in Xi’an, and their successful efforts have created a great need. That need is for volunteers to help care for the dozens of animals rescued from such grisly fates as the butcher’s block. Volunteers can take on such responsibilities as feeding and cleaning, but simple play and interaction are needed as well. If your schedule doesn’t allow for the trip down to the shelter, 422.907 also is in need of donations to help fund their operations.
Star Sun Nursing Home
Lead teacher: Shiloashi
The Star Sun Home is responsible for the care of more than 40 young adults with mental and physical disabilities. Volunteers are needed to interact with residents, from basic lessons in topics such as English, art, music and dance, to more loosely structured conversation and play time.
Yellow River Soup Kitchen
Tony Day (founder)
Address: 42 Wuxing St, ZhongLou ShangQuan, Lianhu Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China, 710002
五星街天主教堂 (Wǔxīng jiē tiānzhǔ jiàotáng)
Phone Number: Tuzi – 159 0291 6213
Didi English Search: Catholic Chapel Xi’an South Church
The Yellow River Soup Kitchen has been around for more than a decade, carrying out their mission to serve the homeless and underprivileged in the area. Unfortunately, the Soup Kitchen is in dire need of volunteers. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to show up for dinner service at 6:30PM Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Founder: Ethan Bai
Address: Chang’an Nan Lu LiRong Da Sha (Opposite Zhengfa University Old Campus) Building A Floor 8, Apartment 803
Phone Number: Ethan Bai – 132 0187 5477
Ethan’s WeChat: LittleFishinxian
Little Fish Public WeChat: xiaoyuer9gongyi
Didi English Search: Lirong Building A Building
Little Fish is a registered local NGO that works with disadvantaged children and adults in Xi’an. Little Fish runs several projects, including:
– Migrant Worker’s Kids
A team of volunteers work with the children in some of the urban villages in Xi’an. They run English classes, library project and after school homework clubs.
– Tai Yi Gong Adult Welfare Centre
A team of volunteers regularly lead dance, craft and music classes for the mentally and physically handicapped adults.
– Children’s Welfare Centre (Kids)
A team of volunteers lead English, dance and craft classes for the younger, and severely disabled children.
– Children’s Welfare Centre (Teenagers)
A team of volunteers go regularly to hang out with the teens and do a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
Dedicated volunteers with teaching experience are sought to help. If you would like to be a volunteer with Little Fish please contact Ethan (BaiLaoShi) who can give you more information (he speaks English). Ethan’s WeChat ID: LittleFishinxian. You can also enter the official WeChat account.
Xi’an Mobile Library Program
For the past 9 years, Adam Griffin and his partners have traveled around Xi’an and the surrounding towns to provide enhanced English education to underserved village populations (including orphans, left behind, and migrant worker children populations). They’re in need of volunteers with teaching and/or child-care experience and help fundraising.
Question or comments about activities around Xi’an contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org