Virtual Reality Film Promoting Stray Animal Adoption

ASDAN Global Volunteering Program

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Schedule Dates Grade Location
Summer Jul. 16th - Jul. 22nd, 2024 Senior Shanghai
Service Time

ASDAN Global Volunteer Program(Research+Volunteer)

Combine volunteer and research, ASDAN Volunteer Program equips volunteers with research knowledge and method,encourages volunteers to complete research reports on diverse social issues, which contributes to applying for university and making an real influence


It is the mission of everyone that spread love and strength over the world

Virtual Reality Film Promoting Stray Animal Adoption

Using VR Footage to Create Adoption Promotional Videos for Stray Animals, Fostering Greater Adoption Opportunities!

As the number of pet owners continues to rise, so does the unfortunate increase in abandoned dogs and cats.According to statistics, there are 40 million stray animals in China, accounting for one-fifth of the global total of stray animals. An increasing number of these stray animals aspire to find their way into homes that need them, putting an end to their days of wandering!

Volunteers will under the joint guidance of professional mentors and philanthropic mentors in the field of stray animal welfare, immerse themselves in the frontline of stray animal protection work. They will gain an understanding of the invaluable contributions of working dogs in our daily lives, acquire skills in VR video shooting and production, learn about the current situation of stray animals, produce VR films, assist stray animal shelters in adoption efforts, and contribute to the promotion of stray animal adoption through philanthropic service.

Program Significance

Public Service Mentorship Team
1. Mentor Profiles: First-line mentors from a local Shanghai charity organization for stray animals; Mentors from the VR field media team, dedicated to leveraging VR and virtual characters to promote charitable causes. The team has received numerous awards for Best Documentary at film festivals for several of their works.
2. Professional Workshops: Workshops covering various themes such as ASDAN simulated interviews and expressive skills; VR video shooting techniques workshop; VR video editing and production workshop; Stray animal field research workshop.
3. Ongoing Guidance: Comprehensive guidance throughout, including pre-trip academic training and 1-on-1 guidance in charitable research/VR video production during the trip.
Core Project Highlights
1. Engaging with Stakeholders: Direct engagement with relevant parties on research topics, including frontline workers from stray animal shelters and guide dog facilities, mentors from stray animal organizations, VR technology experts, and the general public visiting central shopping malls in Shanghai.
2. Unique Experiences: Engage in cutting-edge corporate projects such as VR painting; Visit stray animal shelters and guide dog facilities for in-depth charitable research and video shooting; Plan and organize an offline animal adoption event.
3. Visualized Outcomes: Deliver results through ASDAN online reports, research reports, or VR videos submitted to relevant stray animal charity organizations or multimedia platforms.

Program Itinerary

Why Us


  • Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
  • The ASDAN Volunteering Certfication is accredited by UCAS
  • Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China,Volunteering Certification issued by official partner organization

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , ASDAN "Volunteer + Research" Program meets the needs of colleges and the society for current and future talents, and cultivates the ability of discovering problems, actively acquiring and applying knowledge, and solving real problems.

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"Volunteering + Research", exclusively designed by ASDAN China, is an academic growth model that combines research-oriented learning and voluntary service. We refer to the authoritative theory of education, admission requirements of universities, 10 years of project experience, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to design our programs. ASDAN "Volunteering + Research" Programs cover four categories: Teach for Rural Areas, Community Support, Wildlife & Environment Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Volunteers will experience rich and unique service scenarios and learn from different topics of research workshops concerning real social problems. We aim to guide volunteers to discover problems, propose solutions and report to the public, improve volunteers' research learning ability, meet the requirements of volunteers' personal growth and further education, and enhance their sense of social responsibility.

When it comes to voluntary services, admission officers of universities think highly of sincerely caring about society and comprehensive qualities and skills, such as proposers of innovative solutions, leaders of public welfare projects, and the continuity and depth of voluntary services. 62.1% of colleges would like to see applicants show a record report reflecting the whole process of volunteering. The world's top universities emphasize community commitment with problem-solving ability. Every high school student needs volunteering service experience that combines public welfare emotion and social problem-solving ability.


Value for University Application

  • Three authoritative certificates
  • Volunteer portfolio
  • Six transferable skills: research-based learning, self-directed learning, teamwork, problem solving, communication and presentation, use of IT resources
  • Research outputs can be further used in EPQ research learning certification to obtain university application UCAS bonus points and more opportunity of world-renowned universities' admissions
  • Visual academic outputs that is bene cial to the local communities
  • An uniqe volunteering portfolio that shows your growth



  • Professional tutor team: cooperate with frontline NGOs/social enterprises and experienced tutors
  • Participation: expose to real social issues and immerse in real volunteering scenes, and enhance the sense of experiencing
  • Realize self-worth: take actions and become an innovator and leader
  • Participate in volunteering service to contribute to the local communities
  • Long-term sustainable influence: take part in SDGs program continuously, and make a long-term sustainable impact!


Academic Outputs


research report: visible outcomes beneficial to real social issues


academic portfolio:an unique academic report records your volunteering services


real volunteering story:volunteering stories highlight your PS

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Qualification and Authoritative Certificates

Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

ASDAN UK Volunteering Short Course

which is accredited by UCAS

Volunteering Certification

issued by partner organization

Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China

Sustainable Influence

Inspire more people with our stories

Sustainable Influence Platform:The ASDAN Volunteer QuarterlyThe ASDAN Volunteer Academic Journal、ASDAN Official WeChat Accounts and other multimedia platforms

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  • • Real stories:inspire more people
  • • Challenging volunteering services:skills learning and methodology
  • • Fruitful experience:various outcomes
  • • Sustainable Influence:participate continuously

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