Volunteer in Vietnam


Merry Christmas for disadvantaged Vietnamese kids in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City       December 18 - December 26, 2016


Volunteer project: Christmas is a famous holiday in many countries in the world. Families are always happy to celebrate this holiday which brings hope and strengthens relationships. In Vietnam, there are still a lot of disadvantaged children, disabled children and orphans as well as disadvantaged elderly people who don’t have families to support them.

With the help of international volunteers, we will try to “bring” Santa Clause to the disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minh City (orphans, disabled, hospital patients, the homeless and the poor) to share and to build up their dream. Children can be born in different situations but they need to live in an equal environment and we are here to create that environment.

Volunteers will carry out performances, will do decoration, will organize games, drawing, gifts and fundraising, etc...

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at a guesthouse. Meals are at a local restaurant near the project site. Volunteers should bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Merry Christmas for disadvantaged Vietnamese kids in Hanoi
Hanoi       December 19 - December 26, 2016


Volunteer project: Christmas is a famous holiday in many countries in the world. Families are always happy to celebrate this holiday which brings hope and strengthens relationships. Although not listed as an official Vietnamese holiday, Christmas is celebrated in Vietnam since the country was part of the French Empire and there are still French influences in the Christmas traditions. Many Catholic churches have a big nativity crib scene or 'creche' with nearly life size statues of Mary, Joesph, baby Jesus, the shepherds and animals.

The international volunteers in this project will “bring” Santa Clause to orphans and disabled children, hospital patients, homeless and the poor, to share the holiday spirit and to help them build up their dreams. The volunteers will prepare performances and organize games and leisure activities for the children. The group will also make and hand out gifts to the kids, will put up decoration and take part in fundraising activities.

Leisure activities: Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with its ancient and modern features. You can enjoy Hanoi with its many museums and parks or just take a walk in the old square. Beautiful spots nearby are Halong Bay, Ba Vi, Mai Chau, Tam Coc ... Hai Duong is another big city 60 km far from Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is at about 180 km.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a house (dormitory style). Meals are at a local restaurant near the project site. Volunteers should bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Happiness for the poor in the Lunar New Year's days
Hanoi       January 15 - January 22, 2017


Volunteer project: Vietnamese Lunar New Year, more commonly known by its shortened name Tết, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, which usually has the date falling between the months of January or February. It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day.

Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and decorating their houses. In Vietnam, to celebrate Tết is to “ăn Tết”, literally meaning "Tết eating", showing the importance of food in its celebration. These foods include Chung cake (bánh chưng), bánh dày, dried young bamboo soup (canh măng), giò and sticky rice.

There are a lot of customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a person's house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New Year's greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop.
Tết is also an occasion for pilgrims and family reunions. During Tết, Vietnamese visit their relatives and temples, forgetting about the troubles of the past year and hoping for a better upcoming year. They consider Tết to be the first day of spring and the festival is often called Hội xuân (spring festival).

Local and international volunteers will work together in Hanoi to make the traditional Chung cakes. They will also prepare special performances and gifts for disadvantaged children and adults. Then they will go to places such as the Children’s hospital and the Fisher Village to distribute the cakes, perform and spread happiness among the less-fortunate people.

Leisure activities: Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with its ancient and modern features. You can enjoy Hanoi with its many museums and parks or just take a walk in the old square. Beautiful spots nearby are Halong Bay, Ba Vi, Mai Chau, Tam Coc ... Hai Duong is another big city 60 km far from Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is at about 180 km.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay at a dormitory. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the accommodation, lunch at a local restaurant near the project site. Please bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Children and environmental protection on Cat Ba Island
Hai Phong       2 projects of 2 wks in June and July

Volunteer project: Cat Ba is the largest of the 366 islands spanning 260 km2 that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, which makes up the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam. Hạ Long Bay is a beautiful natural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage site, dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets, forming a surrealistic seascape. Hạ Long Bay has also been officially named one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the world.

Cat Ba is the largest island in the Bay and approximately half of its area is covered by the Cat Ba National Park. Besides its natural beauty, the island features incredible geology and rich biodiversity. The types of natural habitats found here include limestone karsts, tropical limestone forests, coral reefs, mangrove and sea grass beds, lagoons, beaches, caves, and willow swamp forests. The island is home to the Cat Ba langur which is the third rarest primate in the world and the rarest in Vietnam. In 2006 the park borders were expanded to include all areas with langurs remaining.

For all of its natural beauty, Cat Ba Island faces numerous environmental problems. Increase in tourism and recent development threaten the ecological integrity and biodiversity of the island, reducing and fragmenting the natural habitat for Cat Ba's numerous species. Illegal hunting and poaching, overfishing, and water pollution in Ha Long Bay continue to threaten the ecological health of the island. The island is a national park of Vietnam and was recognized by UNESCO in December 2004 as a Biosphere reserve of the world.

The volunteers will organize activities for local children, as well as help with small renovation tasks at the school. The team will also organize different activities aimed to raise awareness among youth and local people about the environment and climate change.
In Cat Ba National park, the volunteers will be involved in the protection of the critically endangered Cat Ba langur and other environmental activities.

Leisure activities: Volunteers have two days off on the weekend for visiting beautiful spots in Cat Ba and the surroundings such as Ha Long Bay and Yen Tu Pagoda in Quang Ninh. In the evenings, there will be cultural exchange, games and parties with Vietnamese volunteers.

Language: English

Accommodation: Participants will stay in a guesthouse for volunteers. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Cat Ba island, Hai Phong city. Hai Phong is the third largest city of Vietnam and Northern Vietnam's most important seaport. It is located at the mouth of the Cam River, 120 km east of Hanoi. Cat Ba Island, located in Ha Long Bay, is also administered as part of the city.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,500,000 VND (about 240 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
June 13 - June 24, 2017
July 18 - July 29, 2017

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Educational and leisure activities for children from the river slums of Hanoi
Hanoi       2 projects of 2 wks in July and August

Volunteer project: The participants in this project will bring much needed attention and support to disadvantaged street children and children living in an illegal settlement at the Red River in the outskirts of Hanoi. The volunteers will organize different games, entertainment and educational activities for the kids, which may include teaching English, basic facts about other countries, health and hygiene, etc.

The Red River is the biggest river in Vietnam. The delta is located in the capital Hanoi. The city continues to expand with many people coming from the countryside into the urban area. This however is an expensive endeavor with the government imposing a tax on those coming from the rural area to prevent a massive influx of people. Despite this, many poor people still decide to come, and end up living in houseboats at the river. Since they do not technically live in Hanoi, they must pay for school which is usually free until the age of 12. The entire family must work hours that most people would consider inhumane. The children wander the streets begging and collecting rubbish. An entire family barely makes $2 a day.

The volunteers will work in a Youth Centre in Hanoi which prepares and sends disadvantaged, poor and street children to public schools and vocational schools where they can acquire a proper education and get integrated into society. The Youth Centre provides education to the children but also raises funds to cover their school fees. The Centre demonstrates the important role of volunteerism and public-private partnerships in social development. The Centre is also a friendly place for local youth to exchange their knowledge, experience and culture with international volunteers via workshops and everyday exchanges.

Leisure activities: Hanoi has many historical and cultural landmarks, such as the Old Quarter or traditional trade villages, which the volunteers will be able to explore in the free time. The group can also visit beautiful sites in the surroundings such as Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh or the Perfume Pagoda in Ha Tay. There will be also meetings and parties with local volunteers to facilitate the cultural exchange.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will live in the volunteer house in Hanoi. The accommodation is dormitory style. Volunteers should bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,500,000 VND (about 240 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 4 - July 14, 2017
August 1 - August 12, 2017

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Summer activity program for children in rural Nam Dinh
Nam Dinh       3 projects of 2 wks in July and August

Volunteer project: Giao Xuan is one of the poor villages of Nam Dinh province. More than 90% of the villagers are poor farmers and fishermen, therefore the standard of living is very low in this community. Giao Xuan kindergarten was established in August 1990. It is the only school in the whole village and there are now more than 100 children attending. The school is in very poor condition and renovations are needed.

The aim of the group is to organize a summer program for poor children from Giao Xuan village. The volunteers will organize games, fun and leisure activities for the children (music, puppet shows, anything creative). They will also teach the children basic English through games, activities, songs. The group will help in the renovation of a hostel or classrooms of the kindergarten which would involve painting, cleaning and small construction works.

Leisure activities: During the weekend, the group can visit beautiful spots in Nam Dinh or Ha Noi (just 2 hours by bus), and some other famous places such as Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, Perfume Pagoda in Ha Tay, etc. The evenings could be used for cultural exchange, games, parties with local volunteers.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay with host families. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Giao Thuy commune, Nam Dinh province, 150 km from Ha Noi

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,500,000 VND (about 240 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 4 - July 15, 2017
July 11 - July 22, 2017
August 8 - August 18, 2017

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Experience the ethnic culture of Thai people in Hoa Binh
Hoa Binh       2 projects of 2 wks in August

Volunteer project: Buoc village is a small village of Thai people (an ethnic group who came from southern China). It is a scenic village amidst a green and pure landscape surrounded by mountains. Because of the natural conditions, Thai people here rely mainly on agriculture. In the past, the village was located by a stream and the people used water from the stream for gardening. Although the stream is very beautiful, it is dangerous. During the rainy season, water from the mountains goes down the streams and washes everything away, making it very dangerous to live nearby. For this reason, the government helped the residents to move to higher ground, and build permanent traditional houses of wood. Years have passed since the new Buoc village was reconstructed in 2002. Currently, firm houses, concrete roads and electricity have become the living environment of every villager. Despite the new infrastructure, the villagers still lack education and understanding of the modern society. Therefore, volunteers are invited to come to Buoc and help the villagers.

The volunteers will be split into small teams to do different tasks including:
- Organizing activities for children
- Creating a friendly environment
- Helping locals understand the importance of protecting the environment
- Some environmental activities such as gardening, building a bamboo fence, planting trees

Leisure activities: On the weekend, the group can visit beautiful natural spots in Hoa Binh that can't be found in the tourist books. Besides, we can organize cultural exchange activities and games with villagers and local volunteers.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family in a traditional bamboo house in Buoc village. Sleeping bag is needed.

Location: The project takes place in Buoc village, near Mai Chau town, Hoa Binh province. It's about 160 km north of Ha Noi.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,500,000 VND (about 240 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
August 1 - August 12, 2017
August 15 - August 26, 2017

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Organizing Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations for underprivileged children in Hanoi
Hanoi       September 29 - October 5, 2017

Volunteer project: The Mid-Autumn festival is named "Tết Trung Thu" in Vietnamese. It is also known as Children's Festival because of the event's emphasis on children. In olden times, the Vietnamese believed that children, being innocent and pure, had the closest connection to the sacred and natural world. Being close to children was seen as a way to connect with animist spirits and deities.

One important event before and during the festival is the lion dance. Dances are performed by both non-professional children's groups and trained professional groups. Lion dance groups perform on the streets, going to houses asking for permission to perform for them. If the host consents, the "lion" will come in and start dancing as a blessing of luck and fortune for the home. In return, the host gives lucky money to show their gratitude.

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

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at a dormitory. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the accommodation, lunch - at a local restaurant near the project site. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Located in northern Vietnam, Hanoi is the capital of the country with a population of 7 million. The city is a thousand years old and follows the banks of the Red River. Hanoi has many colorful districts including the French styled Old Quarter near Hoan Kiem lake, the modern New Quarter, and the more touristy Tay Ho area.

Terminal: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,500,000 VND (about 240 USD)
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Teaching English in schools in South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: In this program, volunteers will teach English at a local educational institution, from primary level until tertiary level.
Many Vietnamese schools lack teachers with sufficient English competencies to extend the students’ English beyond basic writing and speaking skills. Volunteers help to improve the children's vocabulary and pronunciation, assist local teachers in managing their classes, organize games and other activities in the classroom, and help to improve the children's listening and speaking skills. Additionally, volunteers can teach French, Art, Culture, Dancing, Sport, etc.
Working hours will vary depending on the school where the volunteer is placed and will average around 3 to 6 hours per day.

Please note, volunteers do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate in this kind of project; however, in some certain placements, teaching experience is necessary.

Besides the normal work at local schools, volunteers are welcome to join communication English/French classes for children and students that are organized once or twice a year (usually in summer time). In this project, volunteers can learn and develop their teaching experiences through working independently, making lesson plan and creating their own activities in the class.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Sports education program
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: The Sports Education program is designed for volunteers who wish to work with children in schools/orphanages or centers for homeless children, but not necessarily spend all their time teaching in a classroom. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist in schools/orphanages to broaden children’s knowledge of sport, through teaching “foreign” sports and games to the children and educating them on general fitness, health and wellbeing in addition to taking general classes at the school.

It is up to the volunteer to plan lessons and design the teaching of their sports program. Children are extremely enthusiastic and willing to learn, however past volunteers have found it important to be prepared if they are to teach the children foreign concepts and ideas (such as a new sport). While football/soccer is extremely popular in Vietnam, many volunteers have found it rewarding to teach the children other sports from the volunteer’s home country, such as baseball, lacrosse, basketball, cricket and rugby. If a volunteer wishes to do this, they must plan ahead and often bring the required materials and equipment themselves as it is highly unlikely to find them in local stores and shopping centers.

Volunteers do not need any previous teaching experience for this program, but it is important to note that they may be required to teach other classes during the day, such as English, Math, Science or Social Studies (Geography and History).

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Care program for children with special needs
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: Although Vietnam has now been at peace for many years, effects from war continue to haunt not only the adult population of this beautiful country but also its children. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in institutions caring for orphan/street children or disabled children and young people affected by Agent Orange or in schools, hospitals and community clinics looking after mentally disabled children.

Work is somewhat varied depending on the institution where the volunteer is placed, however typical examples of tasks can include: assisting local staff in providing rehabilitation exercises and therapist treatments for children, playing with children and entertaining/educating them with games, music, arts and other exercises, helping to develop fundraising initiatives to ensure ongoing funding for these institutions and teaching English to local staff.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Care program for disadvantaged children
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: In this project, volunteers will take care of orphaned, abandoned and street children. The time will mostly be spent with children, playing with them, providing care and helping them to feel warmth and love in their difficult life. Besides care work, there will be a possibility to do some basic teaching.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Care program for kindergarten children
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: Volunteers will help taking care of children in kindergarten. They are babies and between 2-6 years old. Placements are in several kindergartens in the urban area of Ho Chi Minh city, both in middle class and poor neighbourhoods.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Help prepare meals for the poor in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City       1 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will help out at a charity restaurant that offers affordable meals to poor students, immigrants and local workers in Ho Chi Minh City. The restaurant does fundraising in order to be able to offer quality meals at a low cost of 2000 VND (less than 10 cents).

Volunteers are needed in this project to support the charity mission of the restaurant and help prepare meals for poor people. Volunteers with relevant experience can join the cooking. Most of the time, volunteers will help preparing food, washing vegetables, setting up tables.

The restaurant is located in the central part of Ho Chi Minh City. Participants in this charity project will be able to learn about life in the city which changes very quickly with a growing gap between different parts of society.

Volunteers' main duties in the charity restaurant involve preparing food, washing vegetables or setting up tables. They will also help serving meals, cleaning tables, washing dishes. Work hours are 8 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Animal rescue and care program
Ho Chi Minh City       1 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: The Animal rescue and care program provides you with an opportunity to contribute to the welfare of animals in Vietnam. Volunteers will work at an animal rescue centre which is located 40 miles north-west of Ho Chi Minh City. The centre rescues wildlife animals that are confiscated from illegal animal trade. After successful recovery and rehabilitation, the animals are returned back to the wild. There are usually over 300 rescued animals in the centre including primates, bears, exotic birds, reptiles and other small mammals.

Volunteers will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible wildlife and get the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to their lives. The exact nature of the work will vary all the time and there is no such thing as a 'typical' day. However there are certain everyday tasks that will be volunteer’s responsibility such as: feeding the animals, providing water for them, assisting with cleaning the enclosures. Other possible tasks include: construction of new cages and enclosures, working on enclosure enrichment, assisting with tours for visitors, keeping the centre's grounds clean.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 1 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Developing an organic garden in a Buddhist pagoda
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: The aim of this project is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to experience organic farming in Vietnam.
This organic farm is inside a Buddhist pagoda in the outskirt of Ho Chi Minh City. The monks who live in the pagoda take care of about 10 orphan children and 20 homeless elderly people. The project aims at making use of uncultivated land in the pagoda to grow vegetables which are an important source of food for the monks, children, and seniors living here. Usually, almost all of their food is donated, and they only buy tofu for the meals. Having an organic vegetable garden, they can provide themselves with healthier and more diverse foods. More importantly, this garden lessens their food expenses.

The farm in the pagoda is new, yet full of potential. Two kinds of farming can be carried out here: organic vegetable farming and herb farming.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Organic farming program
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: This organic farming program takes place in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The farm works to promote eco lifestyle, as well as to provide real organic fruits and vegetables to the community. The farm is about 5000m2 and they use technology based on software to ensure the quality and capacity of the products.
There are 6 No’s on this farm: No pesticides and herbicides; No planting on soil and water contaminated with agricultural chemicals; No growth regulators; No chemical fertilizers; No genetically modified seeds; No preservatives.

Volunteers will help with the routine tasks on the farm:
- Checking plants regularly to find ecosystem patterns of the land
- Field sanitation and plants health
- Planning the seasonal crops
- Using different plants for intercropping and crop rotation as needed
- Creating favourable environment for the development of beneficial insects
- Trap cropping and setting pheromone traps
- Measures for expelling insects
- Shielding vegetables in rows or in a greenhouse
- Using resistant varieties
- Applying insecticides of biological origin

The organic farm also plays an educational role. Children can come to visit and learn about organic farming, eco-lifestyle and environmental issues.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Medical internship program
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: The medical internship program in Vietnam provides skilled medical professionals and students the chance to experience a new culture and working environment while still learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge at the same time. Volunteers get the chance to gain a greater understanding of the differences between medical systems in developed and developing countries.

Volunteers will be placed with a local Doctor and/or Nurse who will guide them in different tasks and activities at the placement. It is important to note that as a volunteer, you will not be allowed to partake in serious procedures and you will be job shadowing. However, depending on the volunteer’s level of experience, they may observe operations, provide assistance in basic procedures and visit patients, before and after surgery as well as any other tasks offered or required by the local staff. While volunteers are always encouraged by local staff to see and learn as much as possible, the local staff are also very interested in gaining a better understanding of medical work in your country and learn about the similarities and differences.

There are opportunities for volunteers to work in pediatrics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy with children and adults who suffer from cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, congenital motor system deformity and other disabilities. There are also opportunities to work in other specialties within a very large hospital with highly skilled staff who speak English. There are 5 big hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City that welcome participants from this program.

This program is offered for three types of applicants:
- Students from nursing or medical school / college / university who will become a nurse or a doctor in the future
- Students who have no background in medicine/nursing, but intend to study medicine or nursing
- Nurses or doctors who have working experience and want to share it with others and help patients

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Physiotherapy internship program
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: The aim of this program is to provide skilled physiotherapy professionals and students the chance to experience a new culture and working environment while still learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge at the same time. Volunteers get the chance to gain a greater understanding of the differences between medical systems in developed and developing countries.

Volunteers in this program will work in a hospital specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation or in a physiotherapy rehabilitation center.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Mangrove reforestation in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve
Ho Chi Minh City       2 - 3 weeks

Volunteer project: Can Gio Mangrove Reserve is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and one of the most important wetland conservation sites in the country. It covers 75,740 hectares and is dominated by mangroves, including both salt water and brackish water species. Can Gio has a high biodiversity with more than 200 species of fauna and 52 species of flora. The site is an important wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam as it is characterized by a wetland biosystem dominated by mangrove and many rare species. Today, it has become one of the most extensive sites of rehabilitated mangroves in the world. One of the main advantages of the biosphere reserve is that it provides the opportunity to work on environmental protection on a continuum of habitats, ranging from the sea to the boundary of Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest industrial city in Vietnam. The mangrove forest is regarded as the “green lungs” of the city.

The aim of this project is to reforest unproductive land within Can Gio Biosphere Reserve that has little remaining original vegetation on it. Existing trees will remain but new native trees will be planted. Volunteers will join the efforts to regenerate the area, bring back a forest, and restore its biodiversity.

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory in shared rooms. The house has TV, PC, free Wi-Fi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, cooking facilities and common room.
There is a cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced fresh produce daily during the week. On weekends, meals will be served at a restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 280 Euro for the first 2 weeks plus 80 Euro per extra week
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Long-term projects in Vietnam