Ba Vi Disability Center Supporter

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founded in 2009
Coordinator | Terry
Coordinator | Terry
Volunteers will work with disabled children in the very scenic setting of Ba Vi. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Volunteers will assist our Helping Hands Vietnam workers to provide our programs to the children who are all orphaned. We currently employ 6 workers at the center in areas of health, wellness, rehabilitation, education and music/art therapy

Volunteers will also bring their own skills to the center and they will be utilized as best served by our VIVPS coordinators.

There are eight rooms at the center that accommodate our 170 children with volunteers usually allocated to one room. We feel that during the volunteer placement volunteers should best concentrate on one particular room and get to know those children very well and the procedures of the staff in the particular room, this helps make the volunteers time more effective and our support much easier.

Ba Vi is a place we do not recommend for everyone, it is not a place to come to play with children and take pics for facebook or other social media. Our only intent here is to improve the lives of those that we have committed to and encourage people who would really like to make a change to join us. You will not change the world when here but you can make a difference.

It is very much a third world program, but also one that can bring much personal joy, the kids are no different to any other, they just want love in their lives. Help us to Help them Volunteers will work with our staff in a room that is designated to them, each room contains approximately 20 children of varying disabilities. Tasks will vary depending upon the skill set of the volunteer, rehabilitation, education, health, creative therapy or general play with the kids.

Typical day

A typical volunteer day would commence at 8.30 and the volunteer would work through until lunch around 11am then join other volunteers for lunch and coffee in the local village. Volunteers return to the center and work though until 4pm.

Volunteers will be allocated children to work with carrying out different activities depending upon the skill set they bring. Volunteers may also be allocated to work with one of our Helping Hands Vietnam workers at the center in Rehabilitation, Creative Therapy or with or Wellness or Activity Coordinators.

Free-time activities

Our volunteers would normally sight see our the Ba Vi province on weekends or take a little extra time to travel to wonderful scenic places such as Halong Bay or Sapa Town. Some choose just to come back to Hanoi to relax and shop.


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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We welcome people with all skills but strongly encourage those with experience in Physical and Occupational therapy to join us.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:00

Included Services

Services by VIVPS

The one off placement fee $560 remains the same no matter the length of time.
Volunteers will pay their own accommodation and food costs, in this rural area accommodation approximately $10 per day, sinle or twin, food approximately $6 per day

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

Our VIVPS Hanoi coordinator will pick you up and the airport if within our pick up times, otherwise we will arrange a private car to meet you. Most volunteers will stay in Hanoi for a night or two to acclimatize, change money, personal shopping. Our coordinator will conduct a short city tour and orientation in Hanoi prior to you leaving for Ba Vi. Some returning volunteers will choose to go direct to Ba Vi.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 560
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 560
Average fees
$ 76 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. VIVPS will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 VIVPS during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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