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Volunteering in Vietnam

Volunteer Vietnam – Volunteering in Vietnam

Vietnam Volunteer

Vietnam provides the perfect mix for anyone considering a stint as a volunteer – beautiful scenery, great food, a rich culture and wonderful people. But more important than any of these attractions is the fact that this is a country that really needs the help of Western volunteers. A sad and war-torn past still haunts this amazing country and poverty and social exclusion are rife. Volunteering in Vietnam can help change all that.

Our projects in Hanoi bring our volunteers into daily contact with some of Vietnam’s most disadvantaged people. In hospitals, orphanages and care centers around the city, our volunteers make a real and lasting difference.

But volunteering in Vietnam isn’t all about the people we help; it is a rich and rewarding experience for the volunteers too. Our volunteers are exposed to a side of Vietnamese life that tourists and backpackers just don’t see. Volunteers work closely with Vietnamese people and many live with Vietnamese host families.

Volunteer Location

Hanoi, Vietnam

Bordered by Cambodia, Laos and China, Vietnam is arguably the jewel in Southeast Asia’s crown. Lush landscapes, a stunning coastline and vibrant cities make this a very special place to spend time. All of our projects are located in Hanoi in northern Vietnam. Depending on the duration of their project, volunteers will live in either our volunteers’ house (projects under two months) or with a Vietnamese host family (projects over two months).

Our Volunteer Vietnam Projects

Teaching in Vietnam

Our Vietnam volunteer projects are mostly based around education and helping children and young people overcome challenges.

English Teaching Volunteer Project

Teaching in Vietnam

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.




Children’s Hospital Volunteer Project

Children's Hospital - Volunteer in Vietnam

Children’s Hospital Volunteer Project

Help bring a smile back to the faces of sick children with our Children’s Hospital Volunteer Project. Volunteers in this project collaborate with other foreign and Vietnamese volunteers at one of Hanoi’s largest children’s hospitals.




Temple Orphanage Volunteer Project

Children's Home - Vietnam

Temple Orphanage Volunteer Project

Our Temple Orphanage Project places volunteers in the beautiful temple where they are truly immersed in daily Vietnam life, interact with Buddhist monks and help the children who need it most.




Victims of Agent Orange Volunteer Project

Vietnam Volunteer

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

NGO - Vietnam Volunteer Project

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

NGO - Vietnam Volunteer Project

NGO English TEaching 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.


Climate

By European or North American standards it’s hot in Vietnam all year around, though it is noticeably cooler in Hanoi than down south. The wet season from May to September is hottest, with temperatures reaching 33C (91F). After October it is mainly dry and temperatures begin to drop, with daytime temperatures dipping below 20C (68C) in January.