Disable child at the orphanage
Volunteer Group photo
Farming with host
You can become
involved in children’s aid and education projects in Vietnam.
This program has something to suit all skills and experience
You have the opportunity to work in the Children’s Program with
orphans, street children and children with disabilities or in
the English Teaching Program with children.
While sharing your knowledge and compassion you will gain an
in-depth experience of the country and its culture that will
stay with you the rest of your life.
Volunteers have the opportunity to work with orphans, street
children, and mentally/physically disabled children in a variety
of different orphanages, schools, daycare and social support
centers. Many children are parentless or have been abandoned as
their parents cannot afford to provide for them. These kids need
love, attention, education and life skills to ensure they have a
future free from poverty. Volunteers are needed to assist by
caring for babies, teaching basic English, arts ‘n’ crafts,
music, sports, and healthcare. Volunteers will also have a
chance to assist with physiotherapy at the disabled orphanages.
Special need: In the orphanages and support centers there are
many children who suffer from mental and physical disabilities.
There is a great need for qualified physiotherapists,
occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, play therapists,
doctors, nurses, and other professionals with medical
qualifications. There is also a need for volunteers who know
sign language or have artistic skills to work in a School for
Teaching English for children.
There is an free English class for children who have only had
the chance to learn English from a local Vietnamese teacher, who
is responsible for many children. Volunteers from English
speaking countries are needed to assist Vietnamese teachers to
teach the children correct English pronunciation and
conversational skills as it is considered a valuable asset.
Please note that if you wish to volunteer in teaching English
you will be teaching English to 9-11 year olds as a part of the
You will have the choice of either leading your own class or
assisting a local teacher in his or her daily lessons. Your
placement is completely dependent upon your level of comfort
within the classroom. Depending upon your educational
background, you may also want to teach art or help in other
subject areas and activities that may be occurring at the school
during you service.
Volunteers mainly help in improving the English speaking skills
of the children and also teach them in a play way method by
singing songs and dancing.
In Vietnam, the English language is considered as a gateway to
the students' future and a chance to escape poverty. Effective
use of the English language will provide students with
confidence and improve their future employment opportunities.
Volunteers in the Teaching program are not required to be a
qualified Teacher or have any previous teaching experience. All
we ask is that you give 100% effort and enthusiasm in your work
with the children.
‘In Vietnam, if you can speak English you can teach English.’