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Care for disabled children in a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City          February 15 - February 27, 2016

Volunteer project: Volunteers will work with disabled children in the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. The hospital provides orthopedic and physiotherapy care to children and adults from all over the south of Vietnam. The patients who come here for rehabilitation treatment are usually referred by their doctors or other hospitals.

The hospital mainly focuses on orthopedics, with various rooms for different treatments including a daycare room for disabled children where they can receive physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Volunteers will spend most of their time in the daycare room working with disabled children. Volunteers are also expected to help with some manual tasks such as cleaning, painting or renovating the children's room.

Study theme: Disadvantaged children in Vietnam

Special requirements: Interest and motivation for working with children in difficult situation

Leisure activities: Vietnamese Day, International Day, self-organized city tour and excursions, etc.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a dormitory in Saigon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on mattresses. Free Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer house.

Location: Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Cadip volunteer project review:
         
          "Volunteering in Hanoi was a life changing experience for me because I have never been to any Asian country before in my life except for Hong Kong. The living environment was very different from what I was used to in Canada, as well as the weather. There were motorbikes everywhere and it seemed like it is hot and dry everyday there. However, the people at the volunteering site were extremely friendly, especially the local volunteers. They have helped me in many ways to adapt to the country by explaining to me the local customs and history of the country. The children were nice and often tried to play with me and were overall eager to learn. This is definitely an experience I would never forget."

Calvin H.,
Cadip volunteer 2009

 

 

Help prepare meals for the poor in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City          February 29 - March 12, 2016

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.

Study theme: Poor and disadvantaged people in Vietnam

Special requirements: Volunteers in this project are expected to be motivated, hard working, enthusiastic and attentive. Cooking experience is very welcome.

Leisure activities: Vietnamese Day, International Day, self-organized city tour and excursions, etc.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a dormitory in Saigon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on mattresses. Free Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer house. It takes about 30 minutes by bus to get to the restaurant.

Location: In the central part of Ho Chi Minh city

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Care and support for abandoned children in South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City          March 14 - March 26, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteers will support an orphanage run by monks, which was built in the early 20th century, and is quite famous in Ho Chi Minh City. The orphanage is now a place of charity for unlucky children and also helps treat diseases. Now the monks are taking care of and bringing up more than 200 children from the South of Vietnam. The children here have unfortunate backgrounds as many have been abandoned by their parents and relatives. Every few months, the monks find a new baby left in front of the pagoda gate. The head monk sometimes receives phone calls from hospitals requesting him to take in abandoned babies. At the moment, about 200 children live in the orphanage; their ages ranging from 5 days old to 20 years old. 90 of them are orphans that are suffering from cerebral palsy, blindness or Down syndrome. At present, about 30-40 local children have the chance to study at the orphanage as some local teachers teach them Vietnamese in the morning.

Volunteers will spend time with the children and help to improve their English, organize games and other activities for them. Volunteers will also do some manual work to improve the houses and classrooms of the children, like painting, cleaning and renovation. Volunteers will get closer to the children’s life and try to build up wider horizons for the children and encourage them to learn better for a brighter future. Volunteers may also support children with disabilities in the disabled children room.

Study theme: Disadvantaged children in Vietnam

Special requirements: Interest and motivation for working with children in difficult situation

Leisure activities: Vietnamese Day, International Day, self-organized city tour and excursions, etc.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a dormitory in Saigon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on mattresses. Free Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer house.

Location: Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City (or Sai Gon), in the southern part of Vietnam.

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Providing care for autistic and disabled children in Hanoi
Hanoi          March 15 - March 26, 2016
Hanoi          April 19 - April 30, 2016
Hanoi          May 10 - May 21, 2016
Hanoi          November 1 - November 12, 2016

Volunteer project: The project will take place in a center for disabled and autistic children in Hanoi. The mission of the center is to help those children become more independent in their everyday life by building their self-confidence. At the centre we aim to help educate and improve mental health, as well as provide development and vocational skills training to help integrate these individuals back into employment. This not only allows children to feel independent in their everyday life but will also lessen the potential burden on families and the society. Currently, the centre has 80 disabled children with ailments including Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, children who have been victims of Agent Orange, as well as other mental illnesses. The Centre applies specific education measures which are suited for each child and uses psychotherapy methods in attempts to rehabilitate the mentally disabled. Some of the children are treated with medicines.

The volunteers will organize activities for the kids; will do gardening (planting, picking up grass, etc.); and will help in the renovation of the building and some other manual works.

Leisure activities: During the weekend, the volunteers can visit beautiful spots in Ha Noi and its surroundings such as Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, the Perfume Pagoda in Ha Tay... The evenings could be used for cultural exchange, games, parties with local volunteers.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ha Noi, 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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

English teaching program in Ho Chi Minh City schools
Ho Chi Minh City          March 28 - April 9, 2016

Volunteer project: The aim of the project is to give local students a chance to improve their English listening and speaking skills, and to encourage them to communicate confidently and freely in English.

The project is in cooperation with the Education Department of Ho Chi Minh City. There are 5 different schools from elementary, secondary to high school, with about 5000 students from 1st grade to 12th grade, who are part of this project. Most students have studied English for some years, but still cannot speak or cannot speak smoothly. It is believed that with the help of the volunteers in the schools, the local students will improve their communication skills, as well as their knowledge about global youth. Through participation in the project, volunteers will have a chance to learn more about local culture and life of children in Vietnam.

Volunteers will mainly focus on speaking and communication. Games, songs, other fun activities are encouraged to facilitate the education process and the exchange with students.
Besides the time at class, there will be also organized outdoor and club activities, and volunteers will be invited to join as participants or co-organizers.
The working schedule will be Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with two hours in between for lunch break.

Study theme: Youth and students in Vietnam

Special requirements: Interest and motivation for working with children and youth

Leisure activities: Vietnamese Day, International Day, self-organized city tour and excursions, etc.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a dormitory in Saigon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on mattresses. Free Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer house.

Location: Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City (or Sai Gon), in the southern part of Vietnam.

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 USD

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Cadip volunteer project review:
         
          "I wanted to do international volunteering so that I could experience life in another country and boy did I have my eyes open. The living situation is much different from what I was used to and the weather was quite hot and dry. The good thing about the volunteering experience was that I got to try a lot of different Vietnamese delicacies that I have never even heard of before. The volunteer house which we stayed in served as the daycare for children as well and surprisingly, the children were very open to us. As in they would play and try to talk with us even though we had just met. The best thing about the experience though were meeting the local volunteers. They were all so nice and helpful since they would accompany us everywhere and would also help us out whenever we needed help. They taught us what to be careful of and explained the situation of the country. Although it took some time to get used to the country, my volunteer trip in Hanoi was definitely worth it."

Jenny H.,
Cadip volunteer 2009

 

Teaching English and taking care of blind girls in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City          May 9 - May 20, 2016
Ho Chi Minh City          August 15 - August 26, 2016

Volunteer project: In this project, volunteers will work with around 50 blind girls from 5-18 years old who are living in a shelter. All the kids come from poor families around Vietnam, not only from Ho Chi Minh city. They study in a regular school and follow some special courses with a tutor at the shelter such as music, sport, IT (computer basics) and even martial arts to help them become more confident and able to protect themselves. The biggest difficulty for the kids comes when they finish high school with only two options: to go to a vocational center for the blind or to go back to their home town where they have no future.

The volunteer team will organize activities for the kids (games, songs), will teach them English, will do some gardening and landscaping in the garden, and will redecorate the children's living space.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a guesthouse. Please bring a sleeping bag. Free Wi-Fi is available. Meals are provided at a local restaurant nearby.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Celebrate International Children’s Day with disadvantaged kids in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City          May 23 - June 1, 2016

Volunteer project: June 1st was proclaimed International Children’s Day by The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland in 1925. In Vietnam, June is announced National Action Month for children with a theme that changes every year as part of Vietnam’s efforts to raise public awareness of the care, education and protection of children.

The volunteer team will organize special events to celebrate the International Children’s Day with disadvantaged children, including disabled and orphaned children, in Ho Chi Minh City.

Leisure activities: Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore the sights of Ho Chi Minh city during the weekend. There will be also cultural exchange activities, games and parties with local volunteers.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a guesthouse. Please bring a sleeping bag. Free Wi-Fi is available. Volunteers will have their meals at a local restaurant.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Promote sustainable tourism and intercultural exchange in the Mekong delta
Dong Thap          June 6 - June 17, 2016
Dong Thap          August 22 - September 2, 2016

Volunteer project: A part of South-Western region of Vietnam, Dong Thap is a province with highly developed agriculture industry. It adjoins Cambodia to the North and three local provinces to the West, East and South. A typical province in Mekong Delta, Dong Thap has a complex system of rivers, channels as well as big lakes and ponds. Taking advantage of its large bodies of water, Dong Thap has developed a very convenient transportation system. And as it is a very agriculture-focused province, Dong Thap produces many valuable types of rice, poultry and seafood. Nowadays, the most popular sceneries are borderless rice fields and peaceful boats floating on the channels.

Enjoying a temperate climate, wide irrigation system, permanent fresh-water source supplied by Tien River and Hau River, and rich river deposits, the agriculture of Dong Thap keeps growing well. At present, Dong Thap is the 3rd largest rice paddy in Vietnam with a planted area of 462,042ha and paddy output of more than 2.8 million tons. Dong Thap is also well known for its fruits, especially the Cao Lanh mango, Lai Vung mandarin, Chau Thanh longan and Phong Hoa grapefruit, which bring about high economic value for gardeners. Within the province, there are various typical orchards specialized to produce consistent quality fruits, with the aim to build up brand-name and meet export requirements. In Cao Lanh, almost all local people are occupied in working in the rice fields and gardening.

In collaboration with the Cultural and tourism faculty and the Environment faculty of Dong Thap University, the volunteers will organize activities to raise awareness of local people about climate change and sustainable tourism in Tram Chim national park. The group will draw a potential tour for cultural tourism in Sa Dec – the hundred years old flower village. There will be also intercultural exchange activities with local students, teachers and villagers.

Leisure activities: Volunteers will have the weekend off for visiting beautiful spots in Dong Thap as well as in Ho Chi Minh city. Free evenings will be used for games, parties, cultural exchange with students and local people.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at a guesthouse. Sleeping bag is needed.

Location: Cao Lanh district, Dong Thap province, in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Experience the ethnic culture of Thai people in Hoa Binh
Hoa Binh          June 7 - June 18, 2016
Hoa Binh          July 19 - July 30, 2016
Hoa Binh          August 2 - August 13, 2016
Hoa Binh          August 16 - August 27, 2016

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. Ten 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 international volunteers will help the local people to garden and repair traditional houses (if needed). The group will also organize social and leisure activities for the children and cultural exchange with the villagers.

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: Volunteers will stay in a traditional bamboo house. 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: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Environmental protection and awareness raising on Cat Ba Island
Hai Phong          June 14 - June 25, 2016
Hai Phong          July 19 - July 30, 2016

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.

In Cat Ba National park, the volunteers will be involved in the protection of the critically endangered Cat Ba langur and other environmental activities. They will feed and take care of the wild animals (crocodiles, monkeys, deer, etc.), and will do gardening at the project site. The team will organize activities for the children from the nearby village, as well as help with small renovation tasks at the school if needed. The volunteers will also organize different activities aimed to raise awareness among youth and local people about the environment and climate change.

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: Volunteers will stay in the tourist center, in a shared room. 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: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Help kids learn English through games and fun activities
Phu Yen          June 19 - June 30, 2016
Phu Yen          July 10 - July 21, 2016
Phu Yen          August 7 - August 18, 2016

Volunteer project: In this project, volunteers will support an English learning center in Tuy Hoa city in Phu Yen province. The center works with children ages 6-15 years old and serves as a language support center for adults who take part in in-service training and associate training courses with universities and colleges throughout the country. The volunteers will teach English to children and will support the teachers to help them improve their English teaching methods.

The volunteers will organize a summer play scheme for the children. This would involve leading different workshops such as painting, sport, art, dancing. The goal is to teach some basic English to the children through games, songs, and fun activities. The group may also help with some small renovation of classrooms.

Leisure activities: During the weekend, the volunteers can visit beautiful spots in Phu Yen with local volunteers. You can also visit Nha Trang beach, just 2 hours by bus from Phu Yen. The evenings could be used for games, parties, cultural exchange.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at the center. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province

Terminal: Nearest international airport: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN). Nearest domestic airport: Tuy Hoa airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Explore Tay and Nung culture and organize culture camps for youth
Thai Nguyen          June 27 - July 10, 2016
Thai Nguyen          August 1 - August 14, 2016

Volunteer project: Thai Hai Ecotourism Reserve of Tay-Nung Culture and Stilt Houses is preserving 30 old stilt houses with typical architectural features of ethnic minorities all over Vietnam. Besides, the village is also renowned for the cultural space of Tay and Nung ethnic minorities. To contribute to the preservation work of Tay and Nung cultures and raise awareness of young people about cultural diversity, a Summer Culture Camp is organized in cooperation with Thai Hai Village. During 2 weeks, international volunteers will live with Tay and Nung ethnic people and experience their daily activities. Simultaneously, the volunteers will help prepare and organize two 3-day summer camps for Vietnamese young people in the village.

The project includes two main types of activities which will be carried out at the same time: living like a local and becoming a cultural camp organizer.
The first set of activities includes:
- Farming activities: growing organic vegetables, raising pigs, buffalo and ducks;
- Making traditional equipment;
- Learning customs and etiquette of the indigenous people;
- Learning how to play gourd lute (Đàn tính);
- Preparing traditional meals;
- Playing traditional games;
- Experiencing campfire.
The cultural camp organizer's tasks include:
- Raising ideas and completing the content of the camps which are intended to help young Vietnamese people experience Tay-Nung cultures and learn to appreciate cultural differences;
- Preparing logistics for the camps;
- Setting up and implementing pilot activities;
- Running the summer camps.
Note: Volunteers are encouraged to come to the project prepared with ideas for activities for the camp.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be open-minded to share and learn. They should also have some ideas about cultural exchange activities.

Leisure activities: Volunteers can enjoy a calm and relaxing life in this cozy neighborhood. On the weekend, it is also easy for the group to travel to other tourist destinations from Thai Hai.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay all together in a traditional stilt house (co-ed style) with fully equipped toilets and bathrooms. There will be no beds in the camp but mats, summer blankets and pillows are provided. Food consisting of traditional dishes is provided for the volunteers. Wi-Fi is available around the admin house area.

Location: Thai Hai Reserve is located in the outskirts of Thai Nguyen province in the Northwest 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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Organizing activities and creating a better learning environment for kindergarten children
Tay Ninh          July 3 - July 14, 2016
Tay Ninh          July 17 - July 28, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will provide help to the main kindergarten in Tan Hoi village, which is attended by 326 children. Operated by a workforce of 10 staff and 19 teachers, the kindergarten is still underdeveloped and lacks necessary facilities. There's not enough teaching tools and toys to help the kids in developing their intelligence and social skills. Additionally, the majority of teachers are young and inexperienced, thus facing quite a lot of difficulties in teaching and nurturing the kids. Furthermore, many of the classrooms are quite poorly decorated and far from providing the stimulating environment needed for the children to grow, learn and explore.

The volunteers will organize various activities for the kids including teaching, singing, playing games, etc. They will also help improve the environment in the kindergarten by doing some gardening (planting, picking up grass, etc.), renovation and other manual tasks.

Leisure activities: Volunteers will have the weekend off for visiting beautiful spots in Tay Ninh as well as in Ho Chi Minh city with local volunteers. Free evenings will be used for games, parties and cultural exchange with students and local people.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: The project takes place in a rural area of Tay Ninh province in the Southeast region of Vietnam.

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Bring joy and smiles to sick children in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City          July 3 - July 14, 2016
Ho Chi Minh City          July 17 - July 28, 2016

Volunteer project: The Thu Duc General Hospital provides responsive and comprehensive healthcare services to people from Thu Duc District of Ho Chi Minh City. It has an authorized bed capacity of 800 patients and a daily inpatient average of 3,000 patients. It serves an average of 560,000 outpatients per year. There are up to 100 pediatric patients who are in desperate need of regular assistance.

During treatment, the children patients do not have access to formal education and are unable to participate in common leisure activities. The hospital itself is deficient in organizing psychological care activities for them. Pediatric patients have the right to healthy development, both physically and spiritually like anyone else. They also have a desire to communicate, play and receive knowledge. Some children there are quite shy so volunteers need to encourage them to be more confident. Efforts have been made by all doctors and nurses in the hospital to meet the patients’ needs though they often fall short.

The volunteers will help re-decorate the walls of the patient room, and turn it into a real kindergarten and an enjoyable environment for children, especially the ones who have to spend years in the hospital. The volunteers will also organize suitable activities (singing, drawing…) for the kids under the supervision of doctors.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a guesthouse. Free Wi-Fi is available. Please bring a sleeping bag. Meals are provided at a local restaurant.

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Educational and leisure activities for children from the river slums of Hanoi
Hanoi          July 5 - July 16, 2016
Hanoi          August 2 - August 13, 2016

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: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Summer activity program for children in rural Nam Dinh
Nam Dinh          July 5 - July 16, 2016
Nam Dinh          August 9 - August 20, 2016

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 organise a summer program for poor children from Giao Xuan village. The volunteers will help to paint the rooms in the kindergarten; will organize games and leisure activities for the poor children; will teach basic English through games, activities, songs…

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: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Teaching and interacting with disadvantaged children in South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City          July 11 - July 22, 2016
Ho Chi Minh City          August 8 - August 19, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteers will work in an orphanage run by a group of catholic people who have a warm heart to help poor children improve their life by attending schools. There are more than 100 children from 3 to 12 year-old from poor families where parents don’t have any condition to take care of their children. As a result, they don’t go to school although studying is a right of children. Thanks to volunteers in the orphanage, the unlucky children are found and summoned to join the class held by them with hope for a better life. The local volunteer teachers teach them reading, writing and calculating while preparing documents for them to apply to public school at the same time. The teachers also give them moral lessons so they can stay away from social evils.

The volunteers will organize activities and teach English; conduct small workshops about child’s rights for the kids here, get adult, young parents who live nearby involved.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at the guest house nearby the school.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Clean up the beach and support local farmers on Ly Son island
Quang Ngai          July 17 - July 28, 2016
Quang Ngai          August 7 - August 18, 2016

Volunteer project: Ly Son island, previously known as Cù Lao Ré, is a district in Quang Ngai province, off the south central coast of Vietnam. The district covers approximately 9.97 km² of land, on two off-shore volcanic islands in the East Sea, and a few islets. The main island, Lý Son (Cù Lao Ré) has three prominent craters, the largest of which is Mount Thoi Loi (Thới Lới). Hydrothermal waters on Lý Son provide heat for the local power plant. The secondary island is known as Little Island (Cù Lao Bờ Bãi) and is also well populated.

The island district of Ly Son in Quang Ngai Province is known as not only the homeland of the Hoang Sa Flotilla, but also as the kingdom of onion and garlic which have distinctive delicious taste. Since 2007, Quang Ngai people’s committee launched for the first time a tour for local people to visit Ly Son island with one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. The development of tourism threatens the marine eco-system and environment of Ly Son island.

Volunteers will organize different activities to clean the beach, collect rubbish, raise awareness of local people about waste disposal, recycling and waste management. They will also help the farmers with garlic planting which is their major income.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at a guesthouse. Please, bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Ly Son island, Quang Ngai province

Terminal: Nearest international airport: Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN). Nearest domestic airport: Chu Lai airport (VCL).

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Organizing Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations for underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City          September 5 - September 15, 2016

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 are lion dances. 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: kids from poor communities, street children, orphans.

Language: English

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

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Organizing Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations for underprivileged children in Hanoi
Hanoi          September 10 - September 17, 2016

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: 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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Rehabilitation for disabled children and improving their living environment
Son Tay          December 2 - December 14, 2016

Volunteer project: This project is organised with the Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children, located 13 km from the small town of Son Tay and 70 km from the capital Hanoi. Founded in 1976, the centre was originally opened for disabled children of veterans infected with the Agent Orange, the toxic chemical used during the war. Over time, the centre started to render its services to all disabled children. It now houses up to 150 children and 50 staff. The children, aged 6 to 18, suffering from mental or physical disabilities, are provided with rehabilitation, special education and vocational training. The ultimate goal of the centre is to help the children integrate into society. While special education helps to lessen the burden on families by teaching the disabled children to take care of themselves, the vocational training programs enable them to earn their living and live independently in the future. Thousands of children have benefited from the education here and many of them now have a stable job. The centre itself has five staff who were nursed and educated in this school and they are now helping other unlucky children.

There are two types of work that the volunteers can help with in the centre: Manual outdoor work involving gardening and renovation, and social activities with the children. Manual tasks can vary but the need of renovation and construction is constant because the centre was built more than 30 years ago. Groups of volunteers have been helping the centre since 2008 with some construction work and small projects.

At the same time, volunteers can work in the rehabilitation room where handicapped children come to do exercises and have physical therapy. There are nurses and family members helping and taking care of the kids, but the presence of volunteers always brings great enjoyment to them all. Although you may not have background and skills in physical therapy, you would certainly bring smiles and encouragement to these disadvantaged kids who strive day by day for a better future. Volunteers' help is also needed in the classrooms for special education such as special classes for mentally retarded children, basic education for deaf and mute children, vocational classes where children learn to sew, do embroideries, wool knitting. Working with kids here requires a lot of creativity.

A special task for the volunteers will be to make a traditional New Year's cake for all children in the center. We also plan to redecorate one or two rooms for special education classes. We can let children draw, and together with them, make their classrooms more lively.

Special requirements: Interest in working with children with disabilities.

Leisure activities: Weekends will be free for personal travel & leisure. A culture day will be organized by the volunteers.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the centre, sharing a large room. You need to bring your sleeping bag.

Location: Son Tay, Ha Noi

Terminal: Hanoi Airport, 2 hour drive to the west

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 5,000,000 VND (about 220 USD)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Teaching English to disadvantaged children in South Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City          2 - 4 weeks

Volunteer project: The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for disadvantaged youth and develop their English communication skills.

The Community school in Tan Hung ward, District 7 was established in May 2000 with a strong desire to offer free education to disadvantaged children, and the hope to provide a brighter future for them. All of the students have immigrated from other provinces of Vietnam. Their parents have unstable incomes, frequently moving between different jobs and often changing homes. This instability means the children are unable to attend public school due to fees and commitment required. There are currently 6 classes at the school from Grade 1–5. Each class has around 20 students, with around 120 attending the school in total. Students study for 10 months per year and exams are held with support from local schools. At the end of the year, each child receives an evaluation of their studies. In the school, the children understand that education is a way to develop themselves and achieve a better life in the future. After leaving the school, they are encouraged to continue their studies at a higher level in public schools. There’s currently 10 to 15 children studying in public secondary schools, and about 10 of them can go to college. Also, the school provides guidance and support to the parents who learn how to take care of their children.

Volunteer work: Volunteers will be responsible for taking control of the English class at the school. Volunteers will work as the sole teacher with the support of a Vietnamese volunteer to assist in translation and maintaining the class in the beginning. You will be required to make a teaching plan with lesson plans using the books and learning materials provided to ensure continuity in learning from the teachers before and after you.
The children had not studied English until the English class was opened at the school. All children have a basic level of knowledge but with a consistent and structured course should be able to develop their language skills well. Volunteers should work slowly using interactive activities to ensure children stay interested and understand the work.
Volunteers will have a responsibility to ensure the general welfare of the children and make sure they are comfortable around you. Remember to be their friend too. They have been through a lot and having fun with them through games and similar exercises will make it much more rewarding for them and for you.
Volunteers are expected to give the children English tests, especially mid–semester and final-semester every school year. The results of their English tests will be officially considered as a part of their grade point average at the end of a school year.
Volunteers are also encouraged to try and raise money for scholarships, special events and restoration of the school if possible.
The timetable will be given on arrival with volunteers working 2 afternoons and 1 morning per week. Working hours are from 9:30am to 11:00am and 1:30pm to 4:45pm. Volunteers will work around 6 hours per week at the class and will use the rest of their time between other projects and classes that require voluntary assistance.

Special requirements: Volunteers must show eagerness, the ability to maintain motivation and reliability, creativity and initiative when planning and running classes. Most importantly, volunteers need to have confidence in the classroom and time management skills to ensure an effective lesson.

Number of participants: Maximum 4 volunteers at a time

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2-4 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with other volunteers. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 2-6 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum 7 or 9 volunteers per room with five bunk beds. Air-conditioner at night (9pm-6am) and hot water using solar energy is available. The house has TV, PC with Internet, free Wi-Fi, fridge, cooking facilities and common room.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at the dorm. Food is local style, cooked by a Vietnamese cook from Monday to Friday. Dry food (bread, jam, butter, milk, sausages, eggs, instant noodles, fruits and vegetables) will be prepared for the weekend. The main types of food will be rice, meat, fish and vegetables. For vegetarians, the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, eggs and tofu.

Location: The school is located in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City. The journey from the dorm is around 30 minutes by foot.

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Teaching English conversation skills to students
Ho Chi Minh City          2 - 4 weeks

Volunteer project: The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication.

The Community school in Tan Quy Ward, District 7 was established in July 2012. It is located at a community house and is open to the children of the surrounding area. All of the children have families or relatives that look after them, but want to encourage them to enter a more interactive English learning environment. The school gives the children a chance to learn from native speakers while also building a closer relationship between international volunteers and people from the community. The children are divided into two classes by age and English level: Class 1 including 20 students from grade 1 to grade 4, and Class 2 including 20 students from grade 5 to grade 8. There are currently 40 children (boys and girls) in total.

Volunteer work: Volunteers will be responsible for the English class and will work as the sole teacher. You will be required to make a teaching plan with lesson plans using the learning materials provided to ensure continuity in learning from the teachers before and after you.
Some students have been studying in the school for a few years and now they can communicate well with the volunteer teacher. However, most of them have difficulty speaking and understanding. That's why, the volunteer’s work should concentrate on helping students with speaking and listening.
Remember to be their friend too, having fun with them through games and exercises will make it much more rewarding for them and for you.
The timetable will be given on arrival with volunteers working 2-3 evenings per week. Working hours are from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Volunteers will work around 2-4 hours per week at the class and will use the rest of their time between other projects and classes that require voluntary assistance and planning for lessons. In summer time, volunteers can work in the class in the day time between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

Special requirements: Volunteers must show eagerness, the ability to maintain motivation and reliability, creativity and initiative when planning and running classes. Most importantly, volunteers need to have confidence in the classroom and time management skills to ensure an effective lesson.

Number of participants: Maximum 6 volunteers at a time

Language: English

Duration of the project: 2-4 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with other volunteers. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 2-6 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum 7 or 9 volunteers per room with five bunk beds. Air-conditioner at night (9pm-6am) and hot water using solar energy is available. The house has TV, PC with Internet, free Wi-Fi, fridge, cooking facilities and common room.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at the dorm. Food is local style, cooked by a Vietnamese cook from Monday to Friday. Dry food (bread, jam, butter, milk, sausages, eggs, instant noodles, fruits and vegetables) will be prepared for the weekend. The main types of food will be rice, meat, fish and vegetables. For vegetarians, the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, eggs and tofu.

Location: The school is located at the Community house of the local authority office, in Tan Quy Ward, District 7, in the South of Ho Chi Minh City. It is just a 10 minute walk to get to the school. Volunteers will have the chance to meet many local people.

Terminal: Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

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 hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

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