New for summer 2020

We are currently recruiting Camp Counselors for Camp Future, Qingdao on behalf of our partners Campfire International.  Campfire International have a wealth of experience running American style camps in China. They have hosted around 600 volunteers over the past 6 years so rest assured you will be well taken care of.

Volunteering as a Camp Counselor for Campfire International is a fantastic way to gain international work experience to add to your CV, while having fun working with Chinese students and learning about China and its culture.

Our placements are fully-funded and come with;


Your summer 2020 adventure awaits!


Programme Information

Contracts run from 15th July 2020 to 30th August 2020.

The deadline for applications is 15th May 2020. 

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Participants will volunteer 8 hours per day, 5 days per week at

Camp Future, a purpose built site located just 45 minutes by car from downtown Qingdao, Shandong. 

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Campers are Chinese students aged 4 - 23. Camp counselors will be allocated to work with different age groups depending on their own skills and preferences.

Camp Counselors will be responsible for leading camp activities including English classes, sports and games, outdoor activities, drama and performances, arts and crafts.

Volunteers are not required to speak Chinese and bilingual assistants will be provided where required.


Person Specification

Applicants should be aged 21 or over and hold a bachelor's degree in any subject. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will only be considered if they have two years relevant work experience.

Applicants must be well organised and capable of managing campers in a wide range of summer camp activities. Excellent English language and communication skills are also essential. 

A background in teaching, drama or sport would be an advantage as would previous relevant volunteering or work experience.

We are looking for positive, responsible, competent, outgoing, friendly and adventurous volunteers.


Benefits Package

GTIC Ltd will provide full pre-departure support to volunteers in the UK and will arrange and pay upfront for return flights to Qingdao, China. GTIC Ltd will also pay for the volunteer's Chinese visa and provide visa application assistance.*

Campfire International will provide free dormitory accommodation in a camp cabin for the duration of the contract and free daily meals.

Campfire International will also collect volunteers from Qingdao airport and arrange transport to Camp Future. On arrival, Camp Counselors will receive 5 days of full staff training  including health and safety, behaviour management, counselor training, emergency management and cultural competency.

*Volunteers will be reimbursed their visa fee within 7 working days and must keep all receipts/invoices as proof of purchase.

If you wish to apply for a post as Camp Counselor please download and complete the application form below. Completed forms should be returned via email to 

A member of our team will contact you via email to arrange a preliminary interview via Skype. If successful, we will recommend you to our clients Campfire International and you will be asked to provide a short introductory video and attend a second Skype interview with them. Campfire International will be responsible for the final hiring decision. 


Campfire International Volunteer Application (docx)


Qingdao; home of Camp Future

Qingdao is a major coastal city located in Shandong province in the North East of China. It is an important naval base, sea port and industrial centre, as well as being a popular destination for Chinese tourists. Its 9 million residents are blessed to live in one of China's most livable cities.

Qingdao is most famous for its local Tsingtao beer, manufactured by the Tsingtao brewery, which was founded by German settlers in 1903 after Qingdao was ceded to the Germans in 1898.

Although the German colonial period only lasted for sixteen years, there are many well preserved German buildings in Qingdao city centre, contributing to Qingdao's unique atmosphere.