All of our volunteer projects in Vietnam are located within the capital city of Hanoi. The projects are largely focussed to working with children, however, there are other ways that volunteers are able to contribute then direct childcare. Qualifications to participate in the project differ, but all require for volunteers to be above 18 years old, able to communicate in English fluently, along with being flexible, patient and cross-culturally sensitive.
English Teaching Volunteer Project
The Friends for Asia rural schools project offers a candid view of daily life in Vietnam. Ideal candidates will be keen on getting an inside perspective on a side of this country that tourists rarely encounter.
Victims of Agent Orange Volunteer Project
This is a holistic community that aims to live as self-sufficiently as possible. With that in mind, the range of tasks carried out on site is diverse. Volunteers that have a background in medical work or caring for those with disabilities are highly sought-after. That being said, there are many other ways to get involved in a meaningful way.
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.
English Teaching at an NGO Project
Volunteers applying through Friends for Asia can sign up to assist a newly formed NGO that is poised to assume a leading role in an at-risk community in western Hanoi. This is a critical time in the life of this NGO, as it’s currently operating under a two-year charter. With ample support from volunteers like you, this organization has the potential to set a new standard for community development in Vietnam.
Children with Disabilities Volunteer Project
Vietnam has undergone rapid development over the past decade, but the country still lags behind many of its South-East Asian neighbors. There are many ways that volunteers can get involved and make a real and profound difference, not least through lending a hand with projects that care for mentally and physically disabled children.
The stigma attached to mental illness and physical deformity is a problem all over the world, but its repercussions are particularly strong in Vietnam. There are relatively few programs in place to care for people suffering from development illnesses such as cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and Japanese encephalitis. Those programs that are in place are too often under-supported.
Vietnam Volunteer Project Fees
|Volunteer Project||2 Weeks||3 Weeks||4 Weeks||5 Weeks||6 Weeks||Additional Weeks|
|English Teaching||$ 699 USD||$ 818 USD||$ 937 USD||$ 1,056 USD||$ 1,175 USD||Add $ 119 USD/week for each week over 6 weeks|
|NGO Project||$ 699 USD||$ 818 USD||$ 937 USD||$ 1,056 USD||$ 1,175 USD||Add $ 119 USD/week for each week over 6 weeks|
|Victims of Agent Orange||$ 699 USD||$ 818 USD||$ 937 USD||$ 1,056 USD||$ 1,175 USD||Add $ 119 USD/week for each week over 6 weeks|
|NGO English Teaching||$ 699 USD||$ 818 USD||$ 937 USD||$ 1,056 USD||$ 1,175 USD||Add $ 119 USD/week for each week over 6 weeks|
|Children with Disabilities||$ 699 USD||$ 818 USD||$ 937 USD||$ 1,056 USD||$ 1,175 USD||Add $ 119 USD/week for each week over 6 weeks|
Specific Volunteer Project Fees
All of our project fees are in US Dollars. Although we use US Dollars, we accept volunteers of any nationality that possess the necessary requirements for the project of their participation. The fee for all of our projects is $699 for two weeks, with all additional weeks at $119/week.
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 most projects)