English Teaching Opportunities in China (with volunteer benefits)

Teaching opportunities in China

English Teaching Opportunities in China (with volunteer benefits)

Guizhou Forerunner College (GFC) is a non-profit college in China, founded to bestow practical, high quality education for under-served students in Guizhou Province.

We provide three years of low-to-no-cost higher education for students in vocational fields through the School of Hotel Management, School of Computer Application (HTC), Internet Marketing and Management, Tea Processing Techniques and Culture, GFC Minority Culture Center and the Bright Angel College for the Blind.

Our mission is to educate and support poor, outstanding students in acquiring employment and overcoming poverty for themselves and their families. With the motto: “Integrity, Love, Nobility,” we strive to cultivate these characteristics in students while encouraging personal and economic growth.

Funded by VIA Faith-Hope-Love Foundation, GFC officially opened on September 15, 2011.

GFC seeks enthusiastic Volunteer English Teachers to:

  • Support a progressive, world-class college for ethnic minorities and the visually impaired
  • Promote education quality and equality in western regions of China, including teacher training for local primary and middle school English teachers.
  • Teach underprivileged but outstanding students in Guizhou Province
  • Enhance a student-centered learning environment
  • Foster an English speaking atmosphere
  • Collaborate with Marriott Hotels, HTC, Tangwawa, Baidu, and other partners to provide a vibrant and diverse residential vocational learning community
  • Contribute unique talents and, in return, be enriched by the Chinese and local minority culture


  • Personal conviction that education transforms lives
  • Commit with professi0nalism to do what it takes to serve the needs of GFC and its students for at least one year (longer commitments are encouraged)
  • Model sincerity, patience, positive attitude, self-motivation, self-management, and the spirit of service
  • Work well in a team environment and be able to adapt in variety of circumstances including changes in lifestyle
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years teaching experience preferred or a TEFL/TESOL/ESL certification
  • Native English speakers preferred

Benefits for Volunteers

  • Make a contribution to the education of young people and help alleviate poverty among diverse Chinese ethnic minorities
  • Discover rural China and immerse in authentic Chinese culture.
  • International volunteers earn travel ticket and visa subsidy of up to 10,000RMB in exchange for a year of service or longer
  • Supplementary health insurance will be provided during the service
  • Receive 1000 RMB monthly living allowance
  • Free lodging in private furnished room and bathroom with cable TV and full access to school library, sports facilities and Wi-Fi
  • Free Chinese lessons
  • Free GFC shuttle bus to Guiyang City on weekends


Situated within a national forest and surrounded by fresh water springs, GFC is located in Birds Creek Scenic Area, Huishui County, Guizhou Province (southwestern China), about 80 minutes from Guiyang International Airport.  While Guizhou is the poorest province in terms of per capita income, it is rich in minority culture and natural beauty.

Application Process

Please e-mail the following to: forerunnercollege@gmail.com

•           Cover letter (include desired length of service and your motivation to volunteer at GFC)

•           Resume and photo 

** We do also have intern program and Chinese Study Program. For more information, please contact us at forerunnercollege@gmail.com **



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