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


  • 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