This private non-profit aims to raise awareness, organization, strategy, education and skill levels of communities trying to protect ancient relics and sites. A project between CHP and that's Beijing, the Friends of Old Beijing program has volunteers who patrol neighborhoods slated for conservation. Bailin Temple, 1 Xilou Hutong, Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (heritage destruction hotline ) www.bjchp.org
Beijing Horizon Educational Center (BHEC) BHEC seeks to promote fair development in education by providing resources and training for teachers in underprivileged areas and by teaching arts to children of migrant workers in Beijing.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beijing Huiling A community-based non-profit, Huiling provides the mentally disabled a safe place to learn, grow, socialize and support themselves. Volunteers welcome. Visitors are welcome to visit Huiling's traditional courtyard. 31 Dashizuo Hutong, Jingshan Qianjie, Xicheng District. www.huiling-bj.org
Beijing Human and Animal Environmental Education Center (BHAEEC) This private shelter rescues mistreated animals and finds them new homes. Volunteers help take care of the animals and follow-up on adoptions, among other tasks.
West of the Aviation Museum in Xiaotangshan Town, Changping District. Xue Mei (English) or Mrs. Bai (Chinese) www.animalschina. org)
Chi Heng Foundation CHF provides education and support for AIDS orphans in central China and promotes AIDS awareness across the country.
Rm 801, Bldg 6, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. www.chiheng.org
China Charity Federation A network of non-governmental charity organizations working in China. Xinlong Mansion, 33A Erlong Lu, Xicheng District. (6605 5845) www.chinacharity.cn
Children's Art Initiative (CAI) CAI aims to enrich the lives of the children of rural migrant laborers through a 10-day summer art camp. The organization is volunteer-run, comprised of professionals, artists, art teachers and university students, and is always looking for new volunteers.
Steve Hwang (www.childrensartinitiative.org )
China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Center China's largest public-sector library and information center dedicated to environment and sustainable development. The center's mission is to make environmental knowledge accessible to the general public. They organize regular talks and movie screenings. Rm 701, China-Japan Friendship Environmental Protection Center, 1 Yuhui Nanlu, Chaoyang District. www.chinaeol.net/cesdrrc
Chinese Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) Seeks to create a network of Chinese NGOs while serving as a bridge with foreign organizations working for poverty alleviation, environmental protection and social development. Rm 601, Bldg C, Yonghe Dasha, 28 Andingmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. www.cango.org
Chinese Juvenile Rights Protection Center Volunteer lawyers offer free legal aid to children around China, and the organization plays an active role in legislation regarding children. 4/F, Annex Bldg, 212 Zhouzhuangzi, Fengbei Lu, Fengtai District. www.chinachild.org