How to apply

We welcome your interest in the volunteer teams for Amity Foundation’s Summer English Program. 

  • We have been recruiting volunteers in the UK for this Amity program for many years through Friends of the Church in China and we have a responsibility to ensure the suitability of those volunteers that we recommend.
  • We hope this site will give you helpful information as you explore this exciting opportunity to teach in China.  If so, please complete the Enquiry form (see Contact Us).
  • Although teachers are always welcome, you do not need to be a teacher or have teaching experience to be a volunteer-but you do have to be comfortable with leading and presenting in front of a group of 25 adults.  Some of our best volunteers have experience outside the education world.
  • FCC holds an initial enquiry meeting one Saturday in March, run by experienced volunteers for anyone interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, and a team planning meeting in May.
  • If you are thinking of joining the SEP, attending these meetings is a must.  Please contact Jane Coates or Angela Evans for dates and information - see Contact Us.

The initial enquiry and team planning meetings are held: 

  •     On a Saturday;
  •     Central London venue;
  •     No charge, but bring lunch.

You will find out about:

  •     The Friends of the Church in China and Amity Foundation;
  •     The application process;
  •     Preparing to travel to China;
  •     Lots of information about what volunteers’ actually do.

There will be lots of time for your questions.  

You will meet others interested in teaching in China

To apply:

For those who then wish to join an SEP team, the application form can be found here: SEP application form.pdf.

We ask for names and contact information for 2 referees

    (i) your church leader or the equivalent

    (ii) someone who has known you for a minimum of 5 years (not a family member)

Applications must be received by 1st April

© Jane Coates 2015