Love Volunteers

Assist Disabled Children

Hanoi, Viet Nam show on map
Provide help to orphanages for disabled and special needs children. Playing, feeding, teaching basic English are some of the main volunteer tasks. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The program

This wonderful program is crucial to the lives of children and infants with disabilities in the specialist care facilities Love Volunteers partners with. Volunteers in Vietnam provide much-needed support and assistance to children at these locations. One such facility is a government-owned school for orphans with disabilities aged five to twenty who are housed in single-sex dorms. The facility continues its support of students through either university or vocational training. Other placements include day-schools for disabled children, as well as kids from poorer backgrounds. These projects are severely understaffed and underfunded, which is why they are in urgent need of volunteers. For volunteers who truly want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, this program serves to protect and care for those who need it most. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide essential childcare to vulnerable children in Vietnam
  • Improve the future prospects of disabled children in Vietnam
  • Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.

How you can help

Volunteers play an essential role in helping to teach these children and also in spending time socializing and playing with them. Without a free volunteer labor force, sufficient care would simply be unable to be given to the residents of this home. Volunteer’s duties mainly involve teaching the children English, organizing and helping out with extra-curricular activities, as well as playing with the children. These children relish attention and any time spent playing with them will be greatly appreciated. There are plans to introduce HIV and AIDS education to help reduce the threat which this disease poses in Vietnam. Depending on personal inclination, volunteers can also lend a hand in the kitchen, which provides an opportunity to acquire traditional Vietnamese cooking skills.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways on this program and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Help to teach vulnerable children in Vietnam
  • Attend to and interact with disabled children
  • Create activities and entertain the children with games and songs, etc

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast at the Volunteer House

8:00am Travel to the project site

8:20am Pre-start meeting with the project supervisor

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Volunteers break for lunch, normally from 11am to 2pm, as per local custom. Lunch is provided in the Volunteer House.

3:30pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

3:45pm De-brief with program supervisor

Afternoon/Evening Free time and dinner

Dinner is provided in the Volunteer House and volunteers are free to spend their afternoons and evenings relaxing and/or exploring the city.

Details on Arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start the 1st and 3rd week of every month with volunteers arriving on SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Free-time activities

Volunteers participating on this incredibly worthwhile program have the privilege of doing so in enchanting Ha Noi. Leaving the crippling effects of war and seclusion in the past the city is speeding into the 21st Century as fast a scooter down the main streets (pedestrians beware!).

French influences remain from the colonial past but the city is stamping out a future all its own in authentic style. Visitors gain a true appreciation of Vietnamese courage and resilience through the juxtaposition of old and new in this city. Time spent here is rewarding for intrepid travellers and first timers alike.

Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School, University level
Required Documents
Emergency Contact and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
A volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive, initiative and compassion, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:30

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Love Volunteers (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival & return airport transfer
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation
  • Food & Meals
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Registration fee included
Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Hanoi and taken to the volunteer house where they can meet with their hosts and fellow volunteers. The following day (Monday) an orientation session is held to introduce volunteers to the programs and their new environment. The session will cover safety, transportation, basic culture and history and is a chance to get to know other volunteers and the local team and ask any questions you may have. 

  • Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival Airport: Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam (Code: HAN)

Accommodation

Volunteers on this wonderful program are accommodated in a Volunteer House in the quiet and peaceful area of Cau Giay in central Hanoi, conveniently located close to public bus connections and shops. 

The traditional 5-level house has 6 bedrooms rooms located over 3 floors with 4 – 6 volunteers per room. Each floor has its own bathroom with western style facilities and hot showers. Fans and air-conditioning are available for comfort during the summer months and bed linen is provided so volunteers need only bring personal toiletries and towels. Easy!

The House is equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities and WiFi is available free of charge. Volunteers can enjoy the communal area within the house or the rooftop terrace for relaxing and socializing. A great way to spend time in this historical city!

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Volunteers in Hanoi are provided with 3 meals per day at the Volunteer House and the food is varied and delicious. Volunteers are also welcome to explore the city and eat out at the many local restaurants and cafes serving traditional and international fare.

Vietnamese food focuses on fresh ingredients – especially fruit, herbs and vegetables. The famous noodle broth (pho) is a must try and sticky rice is another staple.

Please note that all meals provided in the volunteer house are included in the program fees. When eating out it is the volunteer’s responsibility to cover the costs.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Viet Nam.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Viet Nam provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Viet Nam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Viet Nam.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,113
5 weeks
$ 1,240
6 weeks
$ 1,366
7 weeks
$ 1,493
8 weeks
$ 1,619
9 weeks
$ 1,746
10 weeks
$ 1,872
11 weeks
$ 1,999
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,125
Average fees
$ 228 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Hanoi/Viet Nam between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Viet Nam.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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