Volunteer in Vietnam with Friends for Asia

NGO Volunteer – Vietnam

Vietnam NGO Volunteer Project

Volunteering with a non-governmental organization (NGO) is one of the most exciting ways to get involved in Vietnam. These groups provide highly specialized services that are making a serious impact on local communities. The opportunity to lend a hand and see lives being changed firsthand is something that stays with you for a lifetime.

NGO - Vietnam Volunteer Project

Given the specialized nature of the services provided by these NGOs, volunteers are required to help with more general tasks, such as helping to craft proposals, seeking out international partners, developing English proficiency within the NGO office and editing documents that have been translated into English. Project site visits may also factor in.

It’s rare for the average traveler to enjoy such a clear window into Vietnamese society. You’ll be on the front lines of community development in one of the most dynamic regions on the planet. Few international visitors enjoy this level of access. Friends for Asia currently partners with four different NGOs in Vietnam. They work in the following areas:

Sustainable Development NGO

One of the NGOs that Friends for Asia partners with works on development issues in Vietnam. This covers a wide range of interests, with projects focused in the following four areas:

• Climate change and other environmental concerns

• Women’s empowerment through microfinance schemes

• Promoting social inclusion for neglected children

• Youth development and environmental exchange

NGO - Vietnam Volunteer Project

Vietnam Community Development NGO

This NGO is still in a focused development stage, and that means that people on the ground are one of its most important resources. It’s particularly concerned with assisting people with disabilities in the greater Hanoi community. It’s most active in the following three areas:

• Improving education for children born to single mothers with disabilities

• Empowering young people with disabilities

• Providing legal advice to people with disabilities

Disabled persons are often overlooked by society at large, and this NGO serves as both advocate and liaison. Objectives vary from one area to the next, but the overarching goals include helping disabled persons and the organizations that represent them obtain legal status, find employment opportunities and understand their rights under the law.

NGO - Vietnam Volunteer Project

Vietnam Management Development NGO

This NGO works in tandem with international universities and management associations to provide creative and practical management solutions. Most of the officers involved have postgraduate credentials, and they work in the following three areas:

• Management training

• Consulting with third-party organizations

• Researching and publishing

Support for the Blind NGO

The main objective of this NGO is blindness prevention in Vietnam’s Kon Tum Province. At present, it is piloting a refractive error program (known as ChildSight) in 15 primary and secondary schools. The NGO partners with local ophthalmologists to train teachers and community health staff to screen for potential vision problems. An eye doctor follows up with at-risk students, refracting where possible and providing eyeglasses when necessary.

Vietnam Volunteer Project Fees

Participation in the NGO Volunteer Project starts at a minimum of two weeks at $699. Each additional week is $119.

Volunteer Project 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks Additional Weeks
Vietnam NGO Volunteer Project $ 699 USD $ 818 USD $ 937 USD $ 1,056 USD $ 1,175 USD Add $ 119 USD/week for each week over 6 weeks

Volunteer Project Fee Includes

  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • International Accident and Injury Insurance
  • Airport pick up
  • Daily transportation to/from accommodation and project site
  • Accommodation during orientation and entire project time
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 2 day Orientation (including half day city tour, and Vietnamese language lessons)
  • Onsite Coordinator
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Written record of service completion (for volunteers that successfully complete their project).

Volunteer Project Fees Do Not Include

  • Travel to/from Home and Hanoi (airfare, train tickets, etc.)
  • Vietnam visa costs
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Cost of criminal police background check (required for this project)

Vietnam NGO Volunteer Volunteer Start Dates for 2016 and 2017

  • the 5th of October, 2016
  • the 19th of October, 2016
  • the 2nd of November, 2016
  • the 16th of November, 2016
  • the 7th of December, 2016
  • the 21st of December, 2016
  • the 4th of January, 2017
  • the 1st of February, 2017
  • the 15th of February, 2017
  • the 1st of March, 2017
  • the 15th of March, 2017
  • the 5th of April, 2017
  • the 19th of April, 2017
  • the 3rd of May, 2017
  • the 17th of May, 2017
  • the 7th of June, 2017
  • the 21st of June, 2017
  • the 5th of July, 2017
  • the 19th of July, 2017
  • the 2nd of August, 2017
  • the 16th of August, 2017
  • the 6th of September, 2017
  • the 20th of September, 2017
  • the 4th of October, 2017
  • the 18th of October, 2017
  • the 1st of November, 2017
  • the 15th of November, 2017
  • the 6th of December, 2017
  • the 20th of December, 2017