NGO Xi'an, China

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Gardening at an ancient Kwan-yin Monastery

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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Animal Care

Perfect for travelers willing to learn and get experience with animals welfare


Help with a wide range of repairs.


Plant crops and care for animals.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.

Holistic Therapies

Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


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The Experience

If you are interested in Chinese culture or Buddha culture, and you have gardening skills, welcome to help us decorate our yard, plant trees, and so on. Come experience the amazing ZEN culture!

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  • Intermediate Chinese or Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 40 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


i applied for social media, but i worked in the kitchen & no day off, there is no real coordianation between the volunteer who recruit & the monastery. i arrived at the wrong time, chineese seminar, volunteers should make ourself inconspicuous, keep a low profile, we are not allowed to walk free in the garden, go anywhere, have stay in our room wich is wet, mold, i had cough.. + moskitto. at least i've learnt to cook chineese food with the kitchen staff, i had fun & made friends

5 months ago


The Temple was a really nice experience. All the people there are really nice and helpful, even I don't speak Mandarin they were trying to comunicate . Every day I had a new task to do and every day was a new experience. Also they let me stay for the special metitation event that they had. Thanks for all and hope see you all again.

11 months ago

About Ancient Kwan-yin ZEN Monastery

  • Hosted by Lan

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 17 days

About the host

This is an Ancient Kwan-yin Monastery which has been built more than 1400 years. We are now recruiting volunteers from overseas for cultural exchange to let more people know about ZEN, which is the product of Buddhism and Chinese traditional culture fusing. Today, a course system called ” mindfulness” is very popular among the top tech company in Silicon Valley of America, the core idea of “mindfulness” is very similar to “ZEN”. In additional...

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