"If you have time for but one
  province in China, Yunnan should
  be it.
- Lonely Planet


Volunteer in Kunming, Yunnan,
a city with year-round Spring weather. Trips to 26 cultures &
5 nearby countries.

CALL US Mon - Fri
  9AM - 11PM China Time
  Kunming-China time is:


  +1 877 U ABROAD  


 +44(0)20 7193 3479


+852 8125 4854


+22 281 505532285


+82 70 7678 7629


+61 (02) 80060842

General Travel Information

Travel as lightly as possible, and keep in mind the season in your volunteer destination before you embark on your journey. Summers are hot. Remember most things can be bought in the country, where you will be volunteering. Leave expensive jewellery back at home, but be sure to have an inexpensive wristwatch. A money belt is not a bad idea. Although Kunming is out and out a safe city, avoid areas that are crowded, as there might be pickpockets.

Suggested Packing List:


Minimal clothes (comfortable dresses or suits for women, and suits, ties, slacks and sport jackets for men)
Casual clothes, including jeans, pants, shorts, t-shirts and a lightweight windbreaker, sneakers, sandals, shoes and comfortable walking shoes
Bathing suits
Comfortable underwear

First Aid and Personal Items:

Tooth brush, toothpaste and other oral care products
Lens care products
Extra glasses and sunglasses
Prescription medicines, and a copy of the doctor’s prescription
Over-the-counter medicines for colds, allergies, diarrhea, travel sickness and headaches
Antibiotic cream, eye drops, sun block cream, band-aids, lip balm, bug spray, towelettes with alcohol, deodorant, vitamins, and feminine hygiene products
Hair brush, hair dryer (if you must), cosmetics, small mirrors, sewing kit, Swiss army knife
Address book containing email addresses and phone numbers

Other Items (Bring at your discretion):

Laptop computer
Small flashlight
Alarm clock
Power adapter, if necessary
Reading material (Do not bring too much reading materials, as most of the time, you will be either volunteering or exploring the sites of cultural interest in and around Kunming.)



Impact Abroad provides International Volunteering & Community Service Opportunities
to people in the western world to help children in Yunnan, China

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