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Tibet Volunteer Quests
Volunteer in Tibet
What makes a United Planet Short-term Quest unique?
United Planet’s Quest volunteer abroad programs are 100% cultural immersion experiences. UP Quest programs run year-round and are available to individuals and groups of all ages, skill levels and nationalities. We have no doubt it will be life-changing and provide lasting memories. Read on for more detailed information about volunteer opportunities in Tibet.
All Quests include:
Flexible start dates and lengths of stay (2-12 weeks)
Personalized attention from Coordinators
Local home stays or on-site lodging options
Exciting excursions, cultural activities and/or language lessons
Tibet, China, the land often described as ‘the roof of the world,’ is shrouded in mystery. The plateau’s altitude and geographical location means that few foreigners visit, although it is a land of rich culture and history. The Tibetan people’s unique language, dress, food, customs and traditions provide an unforgettable experience for any traveler.
Despite its beauty, Tibet faces harsh economic, educational, and political realities. As a volunteer with United Planet, you’ll be located in the Jyekundo area (the capital town of Yushu Prefecture), one of the most remote Tibetan regions. Here the traditional culture is still very much intact, making it the perfect location for open-minded adventurers. Volunteering in Tibet means you will have the opportunity to help the local community overcome daily challenges all while enjoying the tranquil Tibetan way of life.
Volunteer Opportunities in Tibet: 2 - 12 weeks
United Planet is working currently with different volunteer opportunities in partnership with local organizations in Tibet. United Planet volunteers in Tibet are based in Jyekundo (“Yushu” in Chinese). Jyekundo and half of the Tibetan region of Kham is now located in the Yushu prefecture of China in the southwest of Qinghai province. This area has been deemed a destitute area by the Qinghai Government.
The average altitude is 4000m and the population is approximately 268,000 of which 90% is Tibetan. The climate is quite severe making crops difficult to cultivate so most people live a nomadic lifestyle. There are no factories or industry in the area and only a few small enterprises. The economy and education systems are less developed so it is difficult for the area to escape the circle of poverty. This Tibetan area is extremely beautiful with a fascinating history and a rich culture.
What's Included and Program Details
- Tibetan language classes
- Cultural activities as well as song and dance instruction
- Visits to monasteries and Mani Stones as well as a Cultural Awareness Project Presentation
Quest Program Briefs
The Tibet Quest is currently not accepting new enrollments
Three Easy Steps to Apply
Questions about applying?
Call one of our friendly regional Quest coordinators today. We will walk you step-by-step through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Choose your Quest. Contact us at any time for help! We'd love to talk to you. Email or call .
Step 2: Enroll online. Please fill in the enrollment form. Then reserve your spot with a deposit (which will be credited toward your program fee).
Step 3: Meet your Quest coordinator and iron out the details. Once you've applied, your United Planet coordinator will contact you, and arrange a phone session to talk about your Quest of interest. THANKS!
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