Volunteer in Vietnam with Friends for Asia

Children’s Hospital Volunteer Project

Children's Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam

Helping to bring a smile to a sick child between treatments at a children’s hospital is one of the most selfless, altruistic things for any person to do anywhere. Factor this into the understaffed hospitals of Hanoi, Vietnam and one can truly know they are doing something good. By offering your time, ideas and creativity, you’ll be bringing fun and enjoyment to a place and to children that really need it.

Volunteering in Vietnam – A Day in the Life

Volunteers in this project collaborate with other foreign and Vietnamese volunteers at one of Hanoi’s largest children’s hospital. Children that the volunteers normally work with are suffering from cancer, liver and kidney and other medical problems. Volunteers spend the mornings preparing their activities and the afternoons actually at the hospital working with and entertaining the children in small groups, throughout different wards at the hospital.

Volunteer Tasks

Children's Hospital - Volunteer in Vietnam

As a volunteer in the project, you’ll prepare activities, such as coloring, drawing singing songs and conducting simple performances throughout the mornings, Monday to Friday. You’ll then introduce those activities to the children at the hospital in the afternoons. The hospital garden is sometimes converted into a play area for the children. In the case that this occurs, you’ll be able to help move the children in and out of the hospital and keep an eye on the kids as they are able to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Volunteers are encouraged to assist the local Vietnamese volunteers with performing songs, art and theater related to different festivals and other special occasions that occur throughout the year.

As with any project, it’s important to remain flexible and willing to help with all tasks. Self-inventiveness and the ability to find unique ways to focus on keeping the children’s minds off their medical condition and on other fun things is vital.

Making a Difference by Volunteering in Vietnam

Children's Hospital - Volunteer in Vietnam The hospital is understaffed and under-funded. The children come from under-privileged families. Your contribution and service in the project assists on two main levels. First, there is a genuine need to take the children’s minds off their health problems and to add fun and enjoyment to their lives. The second is contact with English speakers and foreigners is something normally only reserved for children of wealthy families, throughout South East Asia. Therefore, this service of meaningful, individual contact with an English speaking westerner is something that can help educate spark an interest in English and the west, with the under-privileged children at the hospital.

Children’s Hospital Volunteer Project Fees

Volunteer Project 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks Additional Weeks
Children’s Hospital $ 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)

Children’s Hospital 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