VOLUNTEER IN VIETNAM

Volunteer programs in Vietnam

What better way to get to know a country 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?

Volunteering in Vietnam is the perfect combination for that trip you’re looking for. 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.

SOCIAL DINING IN VIETNAM

In this program, you will help prepare lunches and serve these meals to a group of around 500 people (seniors, local workers, people with disabilities, students and girls) who come every day for low cost, good quality and well served meals. prepared.

This program is likely to be one of the most challenging, engaging, and sometimes one of the most exhausting things you’ve ever done, where you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

Since 2012, The Smile Food store has been opened to help people by providing low-cost lunches for only 2,000 VND per meal (about 10 cents). The store is run by an NGO together with passionate locals and your efforts will also be highly appreciated.

You can collaborate from 1 week and it is open all year.

From Monday to Friday you will do the following:

  • Breakfast
  • Departure to the food store
  • Help in the preparation of food, work in the kitchen, clean the area and serve the food, etc.
  • Lunch at the food store.
  • go back to accommodation
  • Free time in the afternoon.
  • Dinner
  • It seeks to generate income so that the population of Ho Chi Minh can continue to receive hygienic and healthy food at low cost
  • Ability to understand hands-on kitchen experience and insight into food preparation.
  • Help local staff with extra hands at the food store.

ONE COST (There is no registration fee)

WEEKSDINNING ROOM
1495€
585€
3810€
Additional230€

WHAT IS OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Welcome
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering and two on the weekend
  • water and tea
  • 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
  • tax certificate
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and accident insurance
  • volunteer t-shirt

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Flight to Vietnam
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance
  • Drinks, diets and special meals
  • Bottled water

CHILD CARE IN VIETNAM

At the local children’s center you will help with the daily tasks required to care for local children from 3 to 6 years of age. You will work in a well-organized and well-managed kindergarten in one of 4 available classrooms and help the teaching staff. 

Most classes have between 10 and 15 children.

In the morning the children are picked up, you will play some games and maybe sing some songs in the school yard and then you will take them to their classroom. Once they have settled in, you can engage with the children in different learning activities that may include teaching English and helping them practice writing in their notebooks. You can even use other fun and creative ways to help them learn basic tasks through songs, dances or games.

At lunch time, you will help to put out the food,

After the meal the children go to bed for a nap.

Afternoon fun and learning activities will begin at 2:00 p.m. once the children have woken up and continue until the end of the day at 5:00 p.m. when they are returned to their parents. 

Weather permitting, some of these activities can be held outdoors, so children have room to run and play.

The project will be open all year

The project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place

  • Ability to care for local children of kindergarten age.
  • You will gain insight into the local work ethic and culture, through interactions with local staff.
  • Provide an extra pair of hands and eyes to local teachers.

Minimum age: 18

Minimum level of English: Basic

A copy of the curriculum is required: NoCertificate of criminal record

Participants under the age of 18 must provide parental consent letters and participants over the age of 65 must have medical clearance.

ONE COST (There is no registration fee)

WEEKSCARE CHILDREN
1495
585
3810
Additional230

WHAT IS OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Welcome
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering and two on the weekend
  • water and tea
  • 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
  • tax certificate
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and accident insurance
  • volunteer t-shirt

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Flight to Vietnam
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance
  • Drinks, diets and special meals
  • Bottled water

DIFFERENT SKILLS IN VIETNAM

This program seeks to help children who have functional diversity or different abilities who come from poor families who do not have the means to provide care for their children, so that the participants will be able to make a difference by helping to feed these children, making feel comfortable and organizing games and activities to make children more active and develop their social skills.

Keep in mind that the Project is open all year and you can participate from 1 week supporting the staff.

The project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place.

  • You will support disabled children so that they can have a happier life.
  • Respect for culture and adaptability are required
  • You will get information about the local way of working and your collaboration is in support of the hospital staff.
  • Finesse on how to care for children with special needs.

ONE COST (There is no registration fee)

WEEKSDIFFERENT SKILLS
1495€
585€
3810€
Additional230€

WHAT IS OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Welcome
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering and two on the weekend
  • water and tea
  • 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
  • tax certificate
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and accident insurance
  • volunteer t-shirt

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Flight to Vietnam
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance
  • Drinks, diets and special meals
  • Bottled water

MEDICAL CENTER IN VIETNAM

In a hospital in Ho Chi Minh. This program is ideal for people currently working or studying in the medical field.

Put on your scrubs for this rare opportunity to shadow local medical professionals and learn about the Vietnamese healthcare system. You will experience a new culture and work environment, as you are guided through different tasks and activities.

It is important to note that these institutions are subject to government regulations and cannot allow international participants to carry out tasks independently. 

You will have the opportunity to observe nurses, doctors and therapists. Depending on your choice and availability, your daily duties may consist of medication preparation, blood pressure measurement, basic triage, and wound care.

The hospital has different rooms where you will develop your skills

You will learn acupuncture. and physical/occupational therapy departments.

The project starts every Monday where your presentation will be made and an introduction will be given, on Tuesday you will visit the hospital.

You can go from a week as a support.

Standard requirements

Minimum age: 18

Minimum level of English: High

Medical knowledge required

This project is most suitable for pre-med or medical students hoping to learn more about the Vietnamese healthcare system. 

It is important to note that the level of English of the placement staff differs, however you will always be supported by an English speaking coordinator from the local team. Participants can engage in medical issues and ask questions of the staff while never forgetting that they are supportive and cannot impose their knowledge on the Vietnamese system.

ONE COST (There is no registration fee)

WEEKSMEDICAL
1495€
630€
3895€
Additional265€

WHAT IS OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Welcome
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering and two on the weekend
  • water and tea
  • 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
  • tax certificate
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and accident insurance
  • volunteer t-shirt

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Flight to Vietnam
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance
  • Drinks, diets and special meals
  • Bottled water

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER IN VIETNAM?

For all Vietnam projects you will need:

  • International health insurance
  • Knowledge of the English language
  • Positive attitude
  • Adaptability and respect for culture
  • Teamwork
  • Round trip flight to your country
  • Passport and necessary vaccinations

WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

City full of energy, innovation and traffic – a lot of traffic, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the economic heart of Vietnam and the main center of the southern region. Cosmopolitan and carefree metropolis, the dynamic urban landscape of the old and the new Vietnam in the most compact spaces, representing both the past and the future of the city.


When can i collaborate in the volunteer projects in Vietnam?

Arrival at your 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 volunteer destination.

Vaccines 

No vaccine is mandatory, except for travelers from countries where the disease is present. You will be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine and primer. These are usually travelers 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 fee for the visa, which can range between 30 and 60 euros depending on how, where and for how long you will need it.

Safety in Vietnam

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

  • Notify your coordinator if you take any excursions or tours.
  • Have the phone numbers of your coordinator and the address of where you are staying.
  • Avoid giving information about the place where you are staying, the project and your colleagues (volunteers).
  • Avoid bringing anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s home.
  • Do not go to risky areas in every place you visit.
  • Travel in austerity in your daily commute and in your excursions, do not show your things.
  • If you can, avoid taking your mobile phone out in public places.
  • Try to use the country’s safe transportation services.
  • Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets.
  • Do not drink anything that you do not know the origin of.

ACCOMMODATION ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

The volunteer’s house is located on a university campus located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City.

The rooms are shared (from 4 to 6 people) and have:

WHAT DOES THE ACCOMMODATION OFFER YOU?

  • WiFi
  • Free water and drinks such as coffee or tea.
  • bathroom in each room
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Linens
  • Security box.

You will have three daily meals included from Monday to Friday and two on weekends.

The contribution in volunteer projects in Vietnam for a period of 7 days is €.

ONE COST (There is no registration fee)

WEEKSMEDICALDINNING ROOM AND CHILDREN
1495495
630 585
3895810
Additional265230

WHAT IS OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Welcome
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 3 meals during your volunteering and two on the weekend
  • water and tea
  • 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
  • tax certificate
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
  • RC and accident insurance
  • volunteer t-shirt

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN VIETNAM?

  • Flight to Vietnam
  • Visa, if necessary
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Trips inside or outside the country
  • travel medical insurance
  • Drinks, diets and special meals
  • Bottled water

How do I 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, Hanoi, has 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 with museums from the Vietnam War that occurred in 1975. In this city is the famous Vietnamese Notre Dame Cathedral.

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

Climate 

Vietnam is a mostly tropical country with a general temperature of 26 ° C (78.8º F) and is characterized by having two seasons, one dry with low temperatures and one with rain and high temperatures. It’s perfect for volunteering in Vietnam.

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

  • The temperatures in northern Vietnam are 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.

Currency

The official currency is  Dong (VND).

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.

Flight

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 layovers 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.

Sites

Halong Bay

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 (24.8 miles) 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 the Volunteering 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 during the Volunteering in Vietnam?

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 with the traffic and the crowds of motorcycles and cars in the large cities.

Can I use my credit cards in the Volunteering 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 accept 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 the Volunteering 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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