Short Term Volunteers
There are three types of housing available for volunteers coming to New Day for less than six months. Each offers different amenities and costs. Each type of housing is limited (especially our Efficiency Dorms) and is generally assigned on a first come, first served basis, so please let us know your preference as soon as possible. All of our rooms have private bathrooms with showers, and all guests have access to laundry facilities and an exercise room. Dorm rooms are meant to be shared by same gender volunteers. Teams, families and individuals will be assigned rooms in the Guest House unless other arrangements are made in advance. Please note that during the busy summer months, the Efficiency Dorms and Basic Dorms are reserved for our Summer Staff and student teams and availability may be limited.
Our Guest House rooms are our most comfortable rooms and have the most amenities: a large eat-in kitchen and a spacious living area with comfortable seating for group meetings, conversation and lounging. Only Guest House guests have access to these public rooms.
Double rooms have a queen bed and a bunk bed. Rates* are 350RMB/night single or double occupancy. Additional guests are 175RMB per night.
Guest House dorm rooms have either six or eight single/bunk beds. Rates are 175RMB per person per night. Some rooms may be shared by same gender volunteers.
Our Efficiency Dorms are our largest rooms. Each one has a kitchenette and a private bathroom.
These rooms will accommodate four people in two bunkbeds; a rollaway bed or portacrib can be added upon request. Rates* are 100RMB per person per night. Volunteers staying more than one month pay 1750RMB per month per person.
Dorm rooms may be shared by same gender volunteers.
Long Term Volunteers
Volunteers who come to New Day for one year or longer are considered Volunteer Staff and typically live in the community of QingYunDian rather than on the New Day campus. Single volunteers share a furnished apartment with same gender roommates. The cost is 1250RMB per month including water, gas and phone/internet. Electricity is split among the apartment residents. For couples and families, there are one, two and three bedroom apartments. Costs will vary based on the size and location of the apartment. New Day will assist in locating and furnishing an apartment, usually before you arrive, and will provide basic maintenance as needed. Plan to budget about 2500RMB per month for rent and utilities.
*Room rates are effective September 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.