Volunteer in Vietnam with Friends for Asia

English Teaching Volunteer Project – Vietnam

Vietnam Volunteer Teaching in Vietnam

A millennium’s worth of history, staunch French-colonial architecture and one of the planet’s most tantalizing blends of the Old World and the New. This is 21st-century Hanoi, and it’s a prime candidate for your next volunteer assignment.

Teaching in Vietnam

Coveted for its location, ancient Hanoi changed dynastic hands many times, yet each round of invaders was wise enough to add to the city’s majesty rather than overwhelm it. Today, Hanoi is a rare example of a Southeast Asian capital that has fully embraced modernity without paving over its historic center. In so many words, it’s inspiring.

And for volunteers who apply through Friends for Asia’s English teaching placements, this striking city opens itself in new and exciting ways. The Friends for Asia English Teaching Volunteer Project offers a candid view of daily life in Vietnam. Volunteers enjoy an inside perspective on a side of this country that tourists rarely encounter.

English teachers on this project are a world away from the tour buses, touts and scams that plague the tourist trail. Even the daily commute is worth talking about, carrying you through some of Hanoi’s most authentic neighborhoods. This project presents fantastic opportunities to hang out with locals, visit rural temple fairs and take part in cultural community events, but it also demands flexibility, patience and a strong sense of independence.

Making a Difference – Volunteering in Vietnam!

Teaching in Vietnam

In Vietnam’s public schools, members of the English faculty are normally well-versed in grammar and mechanics. If anything’s missing, it’s the fluency that develops through practice in a native-speaking environment. Regardless of your teaching background, your mere presence at school gives students and faculty the chance to take their English skills out of the textbook and put them to work in the real world.

But there’s more to this arrangement than language arts. For many of these students, this is the only chance they have to meaningfully interact with a Westerner. The classroom is miles away from the tourist scene, and you’ll be in a unique position to influence the way these children grow up thinking about foreign cultures.

Teaching in Vietnam

Volunteer Tasks

Your role in class depends on the school as well as your own comfort level. You’ll be paired with a Vietnamese teacher and have the option of going into class with this person and simply helping out with daily lessons. However, for anyone with the confidence and the drive to do their own lesson planning, nothing’s quite as rewarding as leading your own class. The students love it, and it gives Vietnamese teachers the chance to catch up on projects and paperwork.

The time you’ll spend in class depends on the school’s needs as well as the time of year. Generally, you’ll be in front of students anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week. Volunteers with plenty of ambition can donate more time planning and possibly helping out with projects at school.

Vietnam Volunteer Project Fees

Participation in the English Education 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
English Teaching 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 English Teaching Volunteer Start Dates


  • the 2nd of January, 2019
  • the 16th of January, 2019
  • All Projects closed for Vietnamese New Year – (the 28th of January – 11th of February, 2019)
  • the 20th of February, 2019
  • the 6th of March, 2019
  • the 20th of March, 2019
  • the 3rd of April, 2019
  • the 17th of April, 2019
  • the 1st of May, 2019
  • the 15th of May, 2019
  • the 5th of June, 2019
  • the 19th of June, 2019
  • the 3rd of July, 2019
  • the 17th of July, 2019
  • the 7th of August, 2019
  • the 21st of August, 2019
  • the 4th of September, 2019
  • the 18th of September, 2019
  • the 2nd of October, 2019
  • the 16th of October, 2019
  • the 6th of November, 2019
  • the 20th of November, 2019
  • the 4th of December, 2019
  • the 18th of December, 2019


  • the 1st of January, 2020
  • All Projects closed for Vietnamese New Year – (the 24th to the 29th of January, 2020)
  • the 5th of February, 2020
  • the 19th of February, 2020
  • the 4th of March, 2020
  • the 18th of March, 2020
  • the 1st of April, 2020
  • the 15th of April, 2020
  • the 6th of May, 2020
  • the 20th of May, 2020
  • the 3rd of June, 2020
  • the 17th of June, 2020
  • the 1st of July, 2020
  • the 15th of July, 2020
  • the 5th of August, 2020
  • the 19th of August, 2020
  • the 2nd of September, 2020
  • the 16th of September, 2020
  • the 7th of October, 2020
  • the 21st of October, 2020
  • the 4th of November, 2020
  • the 18th of November, 2020
  • the 2nd of December, 2020
  • the 16th of December, 2020