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Victims of Agent Orange Volunteer Project – Vietnam

Caring for Vietnam Victims of Agent Orange

**This Project Starts at a Minimum Duration of 4 weeks

The Agent Orange project opened more than 15 years ago to care for war veterans and children suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. In the time since, it has grown into a complex of 11 houses that care for a total of 120 children and 40 veterans. The village is supported by a highly committed and dedicated base of supporters who volunteer their time, energy and resources to its projects.

Vietnam Volunteer

Agent Orange: A legacy of Suffering

From 1962 to 1971, during the war with Vietnam, American forces sprayed well over 40 million liters of the chemical defoliant, Agent Orange, over Southern Vietnam. The chemical agent was developed to clear out the forest canopy (thereby revealing hidden troupes of Viet Cong) as well as to limit the food supply to opposing forces.

However, Agent Orange had not been adequately tested. The chemicals released during the 1960s inflicted a legacy of suffering on the Vietnamese. Precise figures are difficult to nail down, but there is no question that millions of people were exposed to the chemical. In the wake of this exposure came liver damage, cancer, heart diseases, reproductive disorders and severe birth defects.

Chilren with disabilities - Volunteer Vietnam

An article published by The Guardian in 2013, Vietnamese women are still acutely aware of the risks of birth defects related to Agent Orange. Pregnant women in southern Vietnam order many more ultrasounds than the international average. In Hanoi, the average woman has six or seven during a single term; and some have as many as 30. And while most babies are born happy and healthy, cases of physical and mental deformity persist.

Making a Difference – Volunteering in Vietnam!

Chilren with disabilities - Volunteer Vietnam

The Agent Orange project is always in need of volunteers. Many of the people who back the organization spend time raising funds in the North American and Europe, and that leaves plenty more work to be done on the ground in Hanoi. Regardless of how volunteers lend a hand to the community, their efforts directly help those who have been affected by Agent Orange to live normal, happy and fulfilled lives. As with any undertaking of this size, there’s always a great deal to be done, and that leaves plenty of opportunity for volunteers to dig in.

Vietnam Volunteer Tasks

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.

These are few ways that volunteers can help:

• Playing with and caring for disabled children

• Helping teachers with special education classes

• Assisting with feeding at lunch time

• Helping in the organic garden, which supplies 60 percent of the village’s fruits and vegetables

• Calling for donations and writing proposals

Volunteers must be keen on working with disabled children. This requires a great deal of patience, maturity and compassion, but the payoff is substantial for everyone involved.

Children's Hospital Volunteering in Vietnam

Vietnam Volunteer Project Fees

Participation in the Victims of Agent Orange Volunteer Project starts at a minimum of four weeks at $937. Each additional week is $119.

Volunteer Project 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks Additional Weeks
Victims of Agent Orange (4 week minimum) $ 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 Victims of Agent Orange 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