Hands on Shanghai is one of the city's leading charitable organizations. With a main objective of identifying the needs of local NGOs and matching volunteers to them, various projects require various lengths of volunteering time, typically volunteers may commit two to three hours on weekend.
Heart to Heart Shanghai is a non-profit community outreach organization composed entirely of volunteers who donate their time to give support to Chinese children from extremely poor families who are undergoing heart surgery. We started in 2003 by conducting hospital play sessions one day a week in one hospital, but have grown greatly in scope.
Commited to improve the health and welfareof pets through education, care, advocacy, outreach, adoption and promotion of foster care as an alternative to traditional shelters. The organization largely depends on private donations as well as volunteer efforts.
Shanghai Roots & Shoots is granted a non-profit organization status by the Shanghai City Government and currently runs million tree project, eco audit program, and yes program, etc.
Founded in 2008, Shanghai Young Bakers (SYB) provides a fully-sponsored French bakery training to disadvantaged Chinese youth (aged 17-23), enabling them to find qualified jobs and lead independent lives after graduation.
Volunteers for this non-profit charitable orgainzation work to better the education and welfare of disadvantaged students in Shanghai. More than 250 proficient English speakers provide free language instruction in migrant schools throughout the city.
Animal adoption platform ThinkAdoption was founded in September 2011 and has since placed hundreds of animals with loving homes. Their mission is to promote adoption–NOT buying. Once chosen, a pet is a lifetime commitment. ThinkAdoption believes all lives are created equally; every living creature should be treated with the same with dignity and protection.
WWF China has very active regional volunteer groups in 10 cities around China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Wuhan, Chengdu, Tianjin, Nanjing, Chongqing, Changsha, and Xinjiang province.