application process

Applying is easy

To apply, please provide:

  • your CV
  • a photo you are happy for our partners to see, preferably you doing an activity (e.g. sport, music) with your face visible
  • a 200 word personal statement; let us know why you want to go to China, why you want to volunteer at the summer camps and what makes you the right fit for our programmes

On your application, indicate any preferences you have for your location, e.g. urban or rural, and we’ll do our best to match you to your ideal programme.

We’ll review your application and get back to you within one week. If you don’t hear from us within one week, don’t hesitate to email your contact at Gotoco. Those applying from the USA should email Richard (richard.lloyd[at] and those from the UK/EU and other regions should contact Danny (daniel.parrott[at]

Successful candidates will have a video interview with prospective camps before we let you know where you’ll be heading next summer. We will confirm your place on our programmes as quickly as possible.

We judge all applicants on their merits and do not discriminate against candidates in any way.