Love in Vietnam

Volunteer in Vietnam
Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breath-taking natural beauty and landscapes, friendly people, incredible heritage and well-documented history that has led it to quickly become a "must see" place in Asia. Today, many westerners still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, but in reality it is a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. From the rugged mountains of the north and the emerald rice terraces of the south, to the picturesque tropical beaches that hug its curvaceous coastline, there is something here for everyone.
 

Population: 89.71 million

Official language: Vietnamese

Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Time zone: (UTC+7)

 

 

 

 

About Vietnam Program 

 

Location: Across Vietnam

 

Duration: 10 days +

 

Accommodation: guest house, homestays, volunteer centres

 

Meals: 3 meals each day spent volunteering

 

Projects:

  • Short-term camps across Vietnam

  • Long-term volunteering

  • Eco-volunteering and tours

Program Description  

Short-term Camps

In North Vietnam

 

Interacting with disabled children

Location: Hanoi

Duration: 10 days

Time:15/03-26/03, 19/04-30/04, 10/05-21/05, 01/11-12/11

Brief: Organize activities for the kids, do gardening (planting, picking-up grass, etc.), join repairing house or other manual works.

 

Experiencing culture with ethnic people

Location: Buoc village, Hoa Binh city

Duration: 10 days

Time:07/06-18/06, 19/07-30/07, 02/08-13/08, 16/08-27/08

Brief: Help local people to garden and repair traditional houses (if needed), organize leisure activities for their children and cultural exchange with the villagers.

 

Interacting with children and conducting environmental activities

Location: Cat Ba island, Hai Phong city

Duration: 10 days

Time:14/06-25/06, 19/07-30/07

Brief: Take care, feed wild animals, and do gardening at the project site. Organize activities for the children from the village nearby, small renovations at the school if needed, activities to raise awareness about the environment, climate change, protecting the white-headed langur at Cat Ba National park etc.

 

Summer camp for disadvantaged children

Location: Nam Dinh province

Duration: 10 days

Time:05/07-16/07, 02/08-13/08

Brief: Help to paint the rooms at kindergartens; organize games and leisure activities for the poor children; teach basic English through games, activities, songs.

 

 

Happy summer for poor children at rural village

Location: Hanoi

Duration: 10 days

Time:05/07-16/07, 09/08-20/08

Brief: Organize activities for disadvantaged children who live illegally in the Red river and at the nearby youth centre.

 

Mid-autumn festival for disadvantaged children

Location: Hanoi

Duration: 7 days

Time:10/09-17/09

Brief: Volunteers will prepare performances and gifts for disadvantaged children of different backgrounds. They include street children living in the Fisher Village or child patients in the National hospital of Acupuncture

 

 

Warm X-mas for disadvantaged children

Location: Hanoi

Duration: 7 days 

Time:19/12-26/12

Brief: Volunteers will carry out performances, decoration, games, drawing, gifts and fundraising, etc. 

 

Traditional New Year for poor and disadvantaged children

Location: Hanoi

Duration: 7 days

Time:15/01-22/01/2017

Brief: Volunteers will make traditional Chung cakes and prepare special performances and gifts for the disadvantaged people.

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Project Description 

Short-term Camps

In South Vietnam

 

Interacting with children and decorating kindergarten of rural area

Location: Ho Chi Minh city

Duration: 10 days

Time:03/07-14/07, 17/07-28/07

Brief: Organize activities for the kids (teaching, singing, playing games...); do gardening (planting, picking-up grass, etc.); join in with repairing house or other manual works.

 

Taking care of and interacting with blind kids

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 10 days

Time:09/05-20/05, 15/08-26/08

Brief: Organize activities for the kids (games, songs), teach English to the nurses and kids, do some gardening and re-decorate the garden and their living place as they don’t have many staff members to take care of everything.

 

Teaching and interacting with disadvantaged children

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 10 days

Time:11/07-22/07, 08/08-19/08

Brief: Organize activities and teach English; conduct small workshops about children’s right for the kids here, get adults, young parents who live nearby involved.

 

Bring a smile to the pediatrics in the hospital

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 10 days

Time:03/07-14/07, 17/07-28/07

Brief: Re-decorate the wall of the patient room, make it become a real kindergarten and enjoyable environment for paediatrics, especially those who have to stay in hospital for years.

Sustainable tourism in Mekong delta and intercultural exchange with university students 

Location: Dong Thap province

Duration: 10 days

Time:06/06-17/06, 22/08-02/09

Brief: Collaborate with the Cultural and tourism faculty and the Environment faculty at Dong Thap University, organize activities to raise awareness locally about climate change and sustainable tourism in Tram Chim national park, draft a potential tour for cultural tourism in Sa Dec – the hundred years old flower village. Intercultural exchange with local students, teacher and local villagers. 

 

Summer language camp for children

Location: Phu Yen province

Duration: 10 days

Time: 19/06-30/06, 10/07-21/07, 07/08-18/08

Brief: Organize a play scheme for children during the summer. Different workshops such as painting, sport, art, dancing will be held by volunteers. Teaching some basic English to the children through games, songs, activities. Small renovation of the kindergarten classroom.

 

Cleaning up the beach and support farmers for garlic crop

Location: Ly Son island, Quang Ngai province

Duration: 10 days

Time:17/07-28/07, 07/08-18/08

Brief: Organize activities to clean the beach, collect rubbish, and raise awareness about waste classification and waste management. Help farmers plant garlic, their major income.

 

International children’s day

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 7 days

Time:23/05 – 01/06

Brief: Organize a special event to celebrate children’s day for disadvantaged children.

 

Meaningful Mid-autumn festival for disadvantaged children

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 10 days

Time:05/09-15/09

Brief: Volunteers will prepare performances and gifts for disadvantaged children with different backgrounds. They include street children living in the Fisher Village or child patients in the National hospital of Acupuncture, etc.

 

Warm X-mas for disadvantaged children

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Duration: 7 days

Time:18/12-26/12

Brief: Volunteers will carry out performances, decoration, games, drawing, gifts and fundraising, etc.

Please note: A 5% international banking fee will be added to each payment.

Project Description 

Long –Term Projects

 

Non-formal education provision for poor and street children

Location: Hanoi

Brief: Teach English and organize leisure activities for poor and disadvantaged children living on float boats in the Red River. Help local volunteers to keep the Youth Centre clean and prepare free lunch for the children; participate in promoting activities such as giving English lessons, organizing workshop/ give foreigner languages in private school/ university to raise funds for school’s fee of the children here. 

 

Interact with pediatrics in hospitals

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Brief: To take care of and organize leisure activities for child patients in hospital, to help them forget their physical pain, to encourage children to communicate through daily activities in class and organize performances, sports and games for them every day. Volunteers can also work at an orphanage located nearby to the hospital

 

Teaching English and organize activities for children in need

Location: Ha Long, Hai Phong, Phu Yen

Brief: Teach English, organise leisure and outdoor activities, teach basic IT skills, prepare performances for special events with the children and encourage the children to speak English through daily communication

 

Website and PR Department supporter at project's main offices

Location: Hanoi and other projects' sites

Brief: Work with the PR coordinator to manage and update the project websites, design flyers and design banners, join several projects and work with local volunteers in order to better understand local life and youngsters, support and organize events, workshops and PR activities.

 

Supporter for the Management Boards of UNESCO PROTECTED SITES in Vietnam

Location: Across Vietnam

Duration: 3 months +

Time: 06/06-17/06, 22/08-02/09

Brief: Support the site management, give English training courses to the staff and local community, research sustainable tourism development and protection of the tropical forests, write handbooks, leaflets and a guidebook.

 

Support students with cultural exchange and organizing events at Vietnamese Colleges and Universities

Location: Across Vietnam

Brief: Help students improve their English skills, work together with the local staff and cooperate with humanitarian and non-profit organizations to organize and fundraise social activities for students

 

Teaching English to and interacting with disadvantaged children at a high school

Location: Phu Yen province

Brief: Teach English, organise leisure activities and organise training courses or seminars to support teaching methods for Vietnamese English teachers.

Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Brief: Work in the on-site lab, organize training and English classes for park staff to improve their English skills, raise awareness locally about protecting environment through workshops and gather information about the ecosystem of the site for use in a future book.

 

NGO Network

Brief: Begin the project by learning about how a local NGO operates. Support its activities including administration, marketing, communication, fundraising and translation depending on your skills and experience. Small workshops are encouraged, to have more interaction with local staff as well as to gain an improved understanding of different ways of working.

Program Fees 

Short-term Camp

$330

Long-term project

$600/month

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Note: All programs require a Registration Fee of $200 USD on top of the Program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.

 

This registration fee allows you to participate in any of our other program  without paying another registration fee within a period of 2 years. 

Included:

 

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Transportation at  projects sites

  • Necessary materials for projects

 

Not Included 

  • Flights, insurance, visa

  • Non-work related transportation

  • Snacks, beverages, or other personal purchases

WHAT'S MORE

 

  • 2 years' free of registration fee to participate in any of our other programs

  • Job opportunity/recommendations across Asia

  • 10% Discount on our other programs