Volunteering in Vietnam

Voluntariado en Vietnam

Volunteer Programs in Vietnam

What better way to travel than to volunteer in Vietnam, help and get to know all the beauties that a volunteer destination like Vietnam offers you at the same time?

He performed volunteering in Vietnam, it is the perfect combination for that trip you were looking. Its delicious food, famous beaches and stunning rivers, all that and more in this slim country on the east coast of Asia. You will have the perfect opportunity to meet and share with the people, communities, children and youth of the project and country.

Teaching and care of childrens

Jobs with women and youth

Animal protection

Requirements to be a volunteer in Vietnam

Where will i be during my volunteering in Vietnam?

When can i collaborate in the volunteer projects in Vietnam?

Arrivalyour destination

We pick you up at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport which is located in the most developed city  Ho Chi Minh, where you will be taken to the accommodation and according to the arrival time you will be inducted into the project and destination of volunteering.


No vaccine is mandatory, except for travelers from countries where the disease is present. They will ask you to have the vaccine and the yellow fever card. They are regularly travelers coming or coming from jungle areas in Africa and Latin America.

Some recommended vaccines for your trip to Vietnam are:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Tetanus-Polio
  • Typhoid fever 
  • Japanese encephalitis 
  • Flu

Visa to enter Vietnam

For travelers from Europe such as Spain, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, you can apply for a visa for 3 months .

The requirements to obtain the visa are:

  • Have a passport with at least 6 months of validity.
  • A passport photo.
  • Fill out a form with your data.
  • Pay the amount of the visa, which can range between 30 and 60 euros depending on how, where and for how long you do it.

Safety in Vietnam

In general, Vietnam is considered a fairly safe country and more its tourist areas, but we also recommend that you keep these tips in mind:

  • Notify your coordinator, in case of making an excursion, so that he can warn you about the places where you will go. 
  • Have the phone number of your coordinator and the address where you are staying at hand in case you need it.
  • Avoid giving information about the place where you are staying, project and your colleagues (volunteers) for safety.
  • Do not bring anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s home.
  • Avoid risk areas in every place you visit.
  • Travel in austerity in your daily transfers and on your excursions.
  • Avoid attracting attention with jewelry and accessories.
  • If you can, avoid taking your mobile phone out in public places.
  • Try to use the country’s safe transportation services or services like Uber or taxis.
  • Avoid walking alone or alone through unfamiliar streets at night.
  • Never get into an unfamiliar vehicle or yours to someone you do not know.
  • Do not drink any beverage that you do not know the source of.

Accommodation in family houses

Volunteers who collaborate in volunteer projects in Vietnam live in houses of families selected by the organization.

What does your accommodation include?

  • Bunk bed, in a room shared with other volunteers.
  • Use of common areas.
  • Meals during your volunteering.
  • WIFI connection (internet).

The contribution in projects volunteer in Vietnam for a period of 14 days is € and the tax deduction only pay €


You can deduct 45% about of the total economic contribution to the program through the tax certificate that we will make.

What are you paying?

  • Welcome and transfer to accommodation.
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay.
  • 3 meals during your volunteering. 
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • Orientation and induction to the project.
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering.
  • Receipt from NGO about your program fee.
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program.
  • RC and accident insurance.
  • Volunteer shirt.

What is not included?

  • Flight to Vietnam.
  • Return to the airport on the last day.
  • Visa, if necessary.
  • Internal transport or excursions.
  • Travel within or outside the country.
  • Travel insurance (mandatory).
  • Drinks, diets and special meals. 
  • Bottled water.

We remind you that the value of the donation can be deducted from the full amount of your personal income tax, limit 10% of the taxable base.

  • Donations up to € 150: (donation equal to or less than € 150), the deduction will be 80% 
  • Donations greater than € 150: (donation greater than € 150), it will be 35% and 40% if it is made for more than 3 years followed by the same value or greater than the same association.

NOTE: In income tax there is a deduction for donations made to non-profit entities of Law 49/2002, of December 23. established in Arts. 68.3, 69.1 Personal Income Tax Law and 69.2 Regulations. Royal Decree-Law 17/2020, of May 5. (Returns are made in the year following payment). As a donation, the € 150 initially contributed cannot be returned.

Wow to book my volunteering in Vietnam?

Volunteering for Vietnam

Vietnam is a country in southeast Asia bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northeast and Cambodia to the southwest. Its capital called Hanoi With a population of 6,699,600, known for paying tribute to its leader Ho Chi Minh.

Its largest city is Ho Chi Minh, found in the south of Vietnam which contains a great French essence and with museums from the Vietnam War that occurred in 1975. In this city is the famous Notre Dame Cathedral Vietnamese.

This country is well known for its food, its markets with national food are a SUCCESS. On the other hand, its beaches such as islands Con Dao and  Phu Quoc with their crystal clear waters and finally its beautiful culture and nature, with festivals such as the Tet festival for the Vietnamese New Year or the Hoi An lantern festival.


Vietnam is a mostly tropical country with a general temperature of 26 ° C and is characterized by having two seasons, one dry with low temperatures and one with rains and high temperatures. It’s perfect for your volunteering in Vietnam.

Although this also goes hand in hand with which part of the country you are in:

  • The temperatures in northern Vietnamare quite low in the months of December to February but it is regulated in the months of April, which is the driest season. 
  • In the south of Vietnam, from November to April the weather is quite pleasant and without rain; and from May to October a fairly hot climate with a high probability of rain.


The official currency is  Dong (VND).   Convert

a 1 euro is = 26,000 dongs and to the dollar:  1 US dollar = 23,000 dongs.

Vietnam is not listed outside the country but it can be done through an online currency exchange company. When making the currency exchange at a Vietnamese ATM there will be a commission of approximately 3%, plus the commission from your home bank.


Your flight must be destined for Tan Son Nhat International Airport. 

There is no airline that makes a direct flight from Spain to Vietnam, but with stopovers these are some of the airlines with trips to Vietnam: Qatar Airways, Air France, Emirates and more.

  • Flights range between € 500 and € 700 approximately.
  • You can find good flight deals on google flights or skyscanner.


Halong bay a group

The islands in the northeast of Vietnam where the water is emerald color full of tropical landscapes, it is known for its kayaking, diving, rock climbing and hiking, particularly in the mountainous Cát Bà National Park.

Imperial city of hue

It was ruled by the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 to 1945. The place was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.

Cu chi tunnels

These tunnels are located 40 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh, It was built by the Vietnamese Communists during the Vietnam War. Today they are a great attraction for tourists.

Dragon bridge

Bridge over the River Han in Da Nang in the shape of a dragon and is lit up at night creating a dragon shape.

Sa pa

Mountainous area of ​​the province of Lao Ca, 5 hours from the capital and is 1600 meters high, where you can find the longest cable car in the world to see this beautiful landscape from afar and it goes from the Muong Hoa valley to the mountain by Fansipan. 

What language is spoken in Vietnam?

In Vietnam,is officially spoken Vietnamese. If you are not fluent in the local language, you can communicate in English during your volunteering in Vietnam.

Here are some key phrases to start a conversation in Vietnamese: 

  • Xin chao – Hello
  • Cam on ban – Thank you
  • Vang – Si
  • Khong – No
  • Toi Ten La… – My name is…

Is Vietnam safe?

Vietnam is considered a country fairly safe for tourists. As in any destination, you must be careful and keep your belongings in sight.

During your volunteer in Vietnam it is important to take into account and be very careful, it is with the traffic and the crowds of motorcycles and cars in the largest cities.

Can i use my credit or debit cards in Vietnam?

In Vietnam, most credit cards are accepted such as: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc.

The ease of paying with a card is a benefit when traveling but there are certain places where paying with a card is not very acceptable / recommended.

  • Halong Bay: Local shops and attractions don’t carry a lot of credit cards.
  • Monuments and tourist attractions ticket offices: no tourist attraction accepts credit card, it is recommended to bring about 110,000 Vietnamese dong.
  • Taxi: Taxis in Vietnam do not accept cards.
  • Street stalls: street stalls, whether for food or clothing, are paid in cash.

How frequent can i find wifi in Vietnam?

It is quite common in places like hotels and cafes to have Wi-Fi, but not very common in public areas where tourists usually go, so it is advisable to buy a sim card that can go from 50,000 dong onwards.


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