Are there any health risks involved?
Whereas the volunteers are advised to take the necessary vaccinations, it is also important to take precautions to avoid contracting diseases in the course of their volunteering; this is emphasized when one is working in areas which might be prone to communicable diseases. On the same note, people who have transmittable diseases are advised against volunteering until such a time when they are cured.
What health precautions should it take while volunteering?
You should not drink tap water; always ensure that what you are drinking is clean. You should not buy food from street vendors unless you are assured that it is prepared in clean environment. Take due diligence to ensure that your health is not compromised. It is also recommended that a volunteer should have a medical insurance which covers even when they are outside their country. Travel insurance will also be important in an event that there is an emergency medical evacuation.
How much money should I come with?
You will need some money to cater for various expenses that you might incur while volunteering in China. Although the program fee will cover most of the expenses, there are some things which are not included. You may need to have at least US $ 200-300 to cater for daily expenses.